Country Harvest; Celebrating 30 years of our farm shop!
We’ve now waved goodbye to 2022, which was another fantastic year for Country Harvest and we’ve welcomed 2023 as a very exciting year for us – our 30th year of trading!
We opened in 1993 and we have since expanded in size and become a popular farm shop on the A65 with many returning customers and a fantastic team of staff. We’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us over the 30 years!
Here’s a little trip down memory lane…
In 2004 we built an extension to create a larger area for our coffee shop, which was originally in front of our butchery & delicatessen counter in what is now our Food Hall.
In 2013 we did a complete refit of the food hall and installed a new butchery/delicatessen counter and food hall display units.
In 2014 we bought a Bakery business in Bentham so that we could be self-sufficient at Country Harvest, with all of our bread and baked goods made here.
In 2015 we did a complete refit of our Gift & Clothing hall.
In 2017 we built and opened our seasonal living cabin, which we transform into a Christmas cabin during the festive months and an outdoor living cabin during the Spring/Summer.
We’ve held many events over the years, inside & out; including a very popular brass band..
We celebrated our 25th year in 2018, when we hosted a huge marquee and a cake-baking competition! (See the winning cake below)
Bake off season 5 winner, Nancy Birtwhistle joined us on the judging panel.
In 2019, we hosted a 4-day Food & Drink Festival.. which was a huge success!
We even had 2019 Masterchef winner Irini Tzortzoglou join us!
In January 2021 we underwent a rustic refurbishment, focusing mainly on our coffee shop and food hall, which we have received such excellent feedback over the last 12 months and we still love the new look!
We have lots of exciting things in the pipeline for this year, including the return of our popular food & drink festival, another exciting Christmas event as our last one was such a huge hit, and to give back even more to our customers we’re hosting a giveaway every single month to celebrate 30 years of Country Harvest. So make sure you’re following us on socials to take part!
We’d love for you to celebrate our 30th birthday with us over the next 12 months by visiting us as many times as you can, it is always much appreciated!
The Country Harvest team x