Etherington’s Farm Shop, near Scorrier, Redruth, celebrated turning one whilst raising money for the Little Harbor Charity on Saturday 16th November. Customers and suppliers were invited to celebrate a birthday party with a difference at Etherington’s special Market Day that showcased the very best of Cornish produce all under one roof… and one marquee.
The Market Day also succeeded in raising £450 for the Little Harbor Children’s Hospice, based in St Austell, a charity that Etherington’s is very proud to support, the money raised will go towards supporting terminally ill children and their families.
Mark Etherington, Managing Director of Etherington’s is pleased to celebrate the first year of business at Etherington’s Farm Shop saying:
“We are delighted with the success of our birthday Market Day! It was overwhelming to see the support of so many of our loyal customers, suppliers and some new faces on the big day.”
Mark Continued: “The future looks bright for Etherington’s Farm Shop with more and more fantastic Cornish suppliers wanting to get involved. We have a great vicinity for our customers to pick up the best of Cornish produce from under one roof, which in turn makes it an appealing opportunity for the suppliers.”
Over 600 people attended Etherington’s 1st birthday Market Day that offered: butchery demonstrations by head butcher Frank; pasty crimping lessons from Ian Trevethick; free prize draws that gave customers the chance to win one of three hampers just in time for Christmas; and samples from Etherington’s food and drink suppliers – including mulled wine and mulled cider to kick off the festive season.
Kim Coulson, Owner of Polgoon Vineyard enjoyed the day saying:
“Etherington’s put on a great day for everyone – there was plenty to see and do! It was a fantastic opportunity to see the very best of Cornish produce being celebrated together.”
Kim continued: “Etherington’s Farm Shop has shown great success over the past year and we are excited to continue working with them in the future as I have no doubt that the Farm Shop and all other aspects of Etherington’s will keep growing year upon year.”
Since opening their doors in November 2012 Etherington’s Farm shop has received a staggering 32,500 transactions – a figure that they hope to double in the next year of trade.
The family business is comprised of three elements: Brian Etherington Meat Company, Etherington’s Farm Shop and Etherington’s Butchery Academy. All components help in supporting employment within Cornwall, which is something the family are extremely passionate about as well as “Keeping it Cornish”.
To find out more about Etherington’s Farm shop, Brian Etherington Meat Co or Etherington’s Butchery Academy, then please visit their brand new website www.etherington-meats.co.uk.