Christmas Fayre kick starts the festive season

Rumwell Farm Shop Christmas FayreChristmas is just around the corner and to help people get in the festive spirit, we hosted a free Christmas Fayre last weekend (December 1 and 2, 2018).

There were food tastings on the Saturday and people were able to try some of our produce including our homemade Christmas cake, Christmas pudding and brandy butter, as well as some turkey and stuffing.

Some of our suppliers such as The Chillees, Styles Farmhouse Ice Cream, Cotleigh Brewery, Sarunds, Tarquin’s Cornish Gin and Rowcliffes cheese were also with us on the Saturday to offer samples of their wares. It was the ideal chance for people to try locally-sourced items that would be perfect for the festive season ahead.

To add to all this, we held a Craft Fayre during the weekend too. Forty local crafters joined us to show off their handiwork, this gave shoppers a chance to find that extra special Christmas gift.

Items within the Craft Fayre to name but a few included jewellery, framed pictures, wooden gifts, Christmas decorations, handmade soaps and greetings cards.

Father Christmas was also in attendance on both days. He met all the boys and girls that wanted to come and say ‘hello’, and tell him their Christmas wishes.

During the Christmas Fayre volunteers from one of our charities of the year, Headway were at the farm shop. They were on hand to chat to people about what they do to help people in the local community and also sold raffle tickets to win a Rumwell hamper.
The raffle managed to raise £170 for Headway and the winner of the festive hamper was Emma King from Wellington.

Photograph one: (From left to right) Jordane Waites, General Assistant at Rumwell Farm Shop, with raffle winner Emma King from Wellington and Anne Mitchell, Joint Owner of Rumwell Farm Shop.

Photograph two: Father Christmas at Rumwell Farm Shop with six-year-old, Bonnie Palmer from Honiton