Best-known for their free range, rare breed pigs and cows, Godstone’s Glebe House smallholding is set to take its food and drink show on the road to neighbouring villages in a 1961 Citroen H van called Maude.
Officially launching outside the Hare and Hounds pub in Godstone on Saturday March 21, 10am, Maude will be stocking Glebe House’s pork and beef, including homemade sausages, burgers and pies, as well as local honey and free range hen and duck eggs.
“People are always asking where they can buy our products from and because our smallholding isn’t really an option for a farm shop, we decided to take our local produce to the people,” says Glebe House’s Garry Dicks.
“Orders can be placed with us and then people will be able to come and collect their items at our mobile farm shop on set days. We plan to expand into other villages too, depending on our popularity, and Maude is already booked out for numerous catering events this year.”
As well as Glebe House pork and beef, their mobile farm shop will also stock items from other independent local food and drink producers from Surrey, Sussex and Kent, with these changing on a seasonal basis.
For their first opening event they expect to have Wright’s Original traditional ginger drinks, jams and cakes from Oxted; chilli and garlic oils from Pollyanna’s Kitchen in Sussex; and award-winning cheese from High Weald Dairy in Sussex.
Following their launch, the Glebe House mobile farm shop will be popping up at the Hare and Hounds, Godstone every Thursday, from 10am to 1pm.
Garry is also looking to build their range of local produce in due course, and is particularly keen to add fresh bottled milk and butter to the list.
With an on board griddle, oven, fridge, freezer and bain-marie installed in Maude to complement its farm shop offering, meals on wheels has taken on a whole new meaning with Glebe House Godstone’s green machine.