New shop opens at Wick Farm
Amongst the many people whose lives were affected by lockdown are local mother and daughter, Emma and Louisa Parry. When both of them found their own businesses slowing to a halt, their solution was to begin baking - selling home made bread and cakes to customers who could order online. Louisa, who had been living in Bristol and working in events management returned to the village where she grew up, and the pair got started. “We had no choice but to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and cover ourselves in flour instead” says Louisa. And so the Stable Cottage Bakery began. A sign outside the cottage in Wick Lane advertised the business, as well as social media, and trade began to build.
In partnership with Will Dixon, the business moved to a refurbished barn on Wick Farm, almost opposite the cottage. “Our beautiful rustic home is slowly coming to life,” reported Louisa, adding “There are lots of exciting plans in store.”
The range is ever expanding. As well as baked goods, you can buy coffee, giftware, a selection of vegetables, free-range eggs and local cheeses. You can also avoid plastic wrapping by buying loose lentils, rice, nuts etc and there is a zero-waste household and cleaning products station, run by Blueberry Den.
More information from stableandwick.com. The shop is open Monday to Saturday, 10am - 4pm. Check on Facebook / Instagram @stableandwick for the very latest information.