Following the original model of Tebay Services, Cairn Lodge Services prides itself on serving good, homemade food and selling quality produce in the Farmshop. The re-development, currently taking place at Cairn Lodge Services, will improve the layout, enlarge the Farmshop, improve the service areas and allow for more facilities in the toilets. The Farmshop will be extended to include a ‘Quick Kitchen’ style offer including take away coffee, hot food and a pâtisserie counter.
Our Buyers have been working hard to track down the very best Scottish produce to stock the Farmshop shelves. Straight after the Christmas rush, our Buyers started to visit foodie destinations across Scotland, from Perth to East Lothian in the hunt for new tastes. They attended trade shows and ‘meet the buyer’ events.
Alex, our Farmshop Buyer explained, “We visited lots of Producers and then discovered even more thanks to their recommendations. That’s often my favourite way to find great Producers, going on recommendations and finding all these connections. We were visiting a great coffee roaster in Glasgow and they put us on to a fantastic dairy that they use.”
Alex continued, “We’re very excited about the Producers we’ve found including a fantastic craft bakery just a few miles from Cairn Lodge Services, a wonderful Pâtissier we discovered at a trade show in Glasgow. They make really vibrant, bright pâtisserie and a lot of it is raw, vegan and dairy free. We’ve had a great response from Producers in Scotland including a pie-maker who is a regular at Tebay Services and is really pleased to be working with Westmorland Family.”
There will lots to discover in our Farmshop and we can’t for you to visit! Our brand new Cairn Lodge Services Farmshop will be finished by early April.