Shop early for Christmas at Stoneleigh Park’s Farmer’s Fayre

Nicola Reece (far left) withartist Terri Wells, Sue Maindonald, Tracy Delaney, Rod Adlington & Richard Chamberlain
Festive fayre

Consumers will get the chance to meet the faces behind the local food and drink championed by a family-run farm shop and kitchen in Warwickshire at its festive fayre.

Local producers supplying Farmers Fayre at Stoneleigh Park with goodies ranging from premium turkeys to craft beer will be at its popular Christmas event which is now in its 10thyear.

As well as meeting local suppliers, the fayre on Thursday, December 6, will be a chance to stock up on Christmas gifts including bespoke hampers whilst enjoying a festive choir, mulled wine and mince pies.

Farmers Fayre is committed to using produce from local suppliers, and has established relationships with farmers and growers to ensure it knows where its food comes from and how it is produced and reared.

It carries produce from over 40 local and regional suppliers, which is used in its restaurant and sold in its shop.

Nicola Reece, director of Farmers Fayre, said: “We are big on local sourcing whether that’s food and drink, or crafts and gifts, and our customers trust us for the integrity behind our products.

“They like to meet the faces behind the produce and we will have about 20 local suppliers at the festive fayre, predominantly food and drink but also craftspeople including artists.  This event is its 10thyear and normally attracts around 500 people.

“It’s going to be bigger than ever before since we have significantly expanded our premises this year to enable us to extend our restaurant and retail area, which means we can carry a greater range.”

Among the suppliers at the fayre will be Adlington Turkeys, based in Balsall Common, Church Farm Brewery, from Budbrooke, The Craft Drink Co, based in the Cotswolds, and artist Terri Wells, from Baginton.

Millington & Hope, which sells home and garden furnishings and accessories at Farmers Fayre, including architectural salvage pieces discovered at Stoneleigh Park, will also be there.

Entry to the festive fayre, which runs from 6pm to 9pm, will be free.