New farm shop for Portishead

A FARM on the outskirts of Portishead has answered a call from residents who have been without a butcher in the town for several years.

A FARM on the outskirts of Portishead has answered a call from residents who have been without a butcher in the town for several years.

Shipway Gate Farm at Sheepway, on the edge of The Vale housing development, has opened a farm shop selling a range of meat and poultry to the public.

Farmer's daughter, Jo Crossman, said: "When the butchers shop in the town closed some years ago there was a public outcry.

"People get by purchasing their meat from the supermarkets but it's not the same as a local butcher shop.


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"I decided to set up 'Sheepway Meats' to sell directly to the public from the farm here.

"We sell our own pork - Gloucester Old Spot - and lamb, and beef from other local farms. I'd like to sell our own beef at some time in the future. We also sell local eggs and poultry."

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The farm shop is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9.30am-5.30pm. The butcher Paul Clavey is in each morning and Jo runs the shop in the afternoons. For further information call 01275 842216.

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