The Oteley Estate in Ellesmere has launched a weekly pop-up café and farm shop every Thursday.
The farm will open up its stable yard for customers to enjoy quality coffee and refreshments, with home reared beef, pork, lamb and fresh produce on sale.
Clare Mainwaring from the family team said, “Following the success of our open garden events and local markets, we wanted to give customers the opportunity to pop in for a weekly shop of fresh meat and home-grown produce, with our pretty rural setting providing a lovely place for coffee with friends. We’ll be open every Thursday from 10am until 4pm.”
The Oteley Estate’s next free to attend market day will be on Saturday, June 11.
For a small fee, visitors can also explore the secret gardens that surround the mere. Flowers are bursting in to life across the 10 acres of private gardens, which includes woodland, a boathouse, walled garden, tower, and swiss cottage.
Clare adds, “We hope visitors enjoy coming along to our free market days, and stocking up on lots of locally made food and gifts. Whilst you’re here, take a stroll around the enchanting gardens that lead down to the shores of the mere.”
Open Farm Sunday
The Oteley Estate will also be hosting an Open Farm Sunday event on June 12 from 11am until 3pm.
Visitors will have the opportunity to get up close to the farm machinery, go on a walking tour through the farm, and meet the Highland Cattle and Saddleback Pigs. There will be hourly walking tours at quarter past the hour.
Entry to Open Farm Sunday is free, although visitors need to register in advance via the Oteley Estate website.