Great Rock Co-op at Blackshaw Head is preparing for bumper Christmas Saturdays this month and their little helpers have been busy already.
This Saturday you can sample locally made liqueurs, cheese, Christmas cakes and puddings and the now-famous Medici Macarons. A Christmas Café will be open with hands-on activities for children and adults alike.
The local food, arts and crafts shop has a fantastic range of festive fare from free-range turkeys and all the pork-based trimmings, all raised on site. There are Pextenement Cheeses from Eastwood, liqueurs from Luddenden Valley Wines, Blackshaw Head’s very own Bridestones Beer and locally made preserves, Christmas cakes and puddings.
Sally Stansfield, farm owner and meat producer at Staups Lea Farm, said: “Almost everything we sell comes from within a 10-mile radius of the shop, including a fantastic range of arts and crafts. People have already been buying to make local food hampers as Christmas presents.”
Leather and willow ware, beautiful textiles from cushions to children’s bean bag kits are on offer, plus cards and decorations.
Co-op member Jan Melloy said: “We’re all about supporting local producers and we’re really lucky to have such dedicated and talented producers on our doorstep.” Open from 10am until 2pm on December 7, 14 and 21, Great Rock Co-op is at Staups Lea Farm, near Blackshaw Head, OL14 8RR - see also www.greatrockcoop.co.uk
l Lily and Sam Stansfield of Staups Lea Farm are pictured doing a bit of promotion.