Farm Shop launched
Following the government’s latest COVID-19 guidelines, Edgcumbes, the well-known local coffee roasters & tea merchants, has launched a new farm shop – EDGEmart (Roastery into pop-up farm shop). Selling grocery items produced by local businesses to ensure that regular customers and local residents can continue to access the provisions they need. Doing its bit to keep the cupboards full in homes throughout Ford, Arundel, Bognor, Littlehampton and Chichester. Alongside many other independents across the country, Edgcumbes has also introduced more rigorous hygiene standards and social distancing measures, with the safety of both staff and customers in mind.
Part of the solution
As the situation continues to put unprecedented pressure on supermarkets and national delivery services, Edgcumbes is committed to being a part of the solution and making it easy for consumers to support independent businesses during these challenging times. “We have a duty of care for our loyal customers and local community” Edgcumbes’ Director Alice Rendle explained. “Not only are we helping local residents avoid busy supermarkets, we are providing an outlet for local suppliers, bakeries and dairy farms. Small businesses need support now more than ever – this really is a great time to support local and find some fantastic products right on your doorstep. “
Range of products
The EDGEmart (Roastery into pop-up farm shop), on Ford lane, near Arundel, is located in the existing location of the EDGE Café which has temporarily closed due to COVID-19. There are a range of products on offer including: Eggs, bread, flour, yeast and milk from local Southview dairy farm. “We are also stockist of the famous Sussex Charmer cheese and butter” Alice continued “And of course you can purchase bags of our freshly roasted coffee and loose leaf tea to take home and enjoy. We are proud to be members of the Great Taste awards from the Guild of Fine Foods and have many aware winning coffees and teas being roasted and blended daily here for sale at the EdgeMart and online.”
Guild of Fine Food
John Farrand, managing director of the Guild of Fine Food, adds: “It saddens us deeply to see the suffering taking place at home and around the world. But our spirits have been lifted by the inspiring initiatives put in place by many of our members and other independents in the retail market. By pulling together and adapting their businesses to better serve the local community.” He continued “This sudden change is already making us think differently about how we interact with the world around us and I hope we can come through the other side of this with greater respect for our planet, our communities and our food. Please use hashtag #supportlocal on social media to draw attention to the great things these businesses are doing.”
Staying at home
Roasting and blending since 1981, Edgcumbe’ fantastic freshly roasted coffees and loose leaf teas are available to purchase online – www.edgcumbes.co.uk – for you to enjoy at home. With people staying at home and missing their coffee fix, the company has seen a huge increase in demand for online orders. They are shipping tea & coffee up and down the UK and even as far as Germany. Furthermore Alice adds “if you are local, you can even use our Click & Collect service. Grab a takeaway hot drink made by one of our baristas and passed through a window hatch in the Edge Café.”
The EDGEmart is open 7 days a week, 10am – 3pm.