All at Roots wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Can you believe another year has come and gone and as the winter nights draw in we can reflect on a rather hectic year. One where yet again the weather has not been on our side, but you know farmers are not ones to complain about the weather!! Having said that I think next year I may start to build an arc just in case this wet weather continues.
Roots have had a great 5th year with a birthday party that saw us open our tea rooms, welcome Rupert, Rufus and Reuben the Alpacas to the family, and start supplying some very fine county sportsmen, that you could say make us roar!!
Our Roots family has grown and it was all hands on deck at the Birthday Party and no doubt will be over Christmas, we are very lucky to have great friends and family who don’t mind getting stuck in, we couldn’t do all we do without their support.
Our Annual Christmas market is taking place on Saturday 7th December and with trees hanging in the yard, mulled wine and carolling it really is the start of the festive season. This year the market is in aid of Diabetes Research, which is such a worthy cause, we never knew how many people are affected by Diabetes until we started promoting the cause and it seems we have a lot of shoppers who are affected, so we are proud to be doing our bit this year to help.
After all that Christmas goodness the New Year should be a good but lean one – and if you do one thing that is new, why not make it a visit to Roots for a nice cuppa, a frothy coffee or a naughty but nice slice of cake.
As January is a quiet month on the farm, I will mostly be trying to halter train Rupert, Rufus and Reuben, so we can take them to visit summer fetes and things, get Roots on the Road in the new year. As well as training and no doubt waiting for a dry spell I am hoping to find some new and exciting products to help with a happier and healthier new year, we are so lucky in the UK to have great food producers, with of course some of the best being in this very county. The year 2014 for me will be all about local products, our local community and taking Roots to even more new levels.
Warmest winter wishes
See you soon at Roots