Extended and refitted Occombe Farm Shop all set to reopen

Torbay Weekly

A brand new Occombe Farm Shop is opening in Paignton.

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust (TCCT) has extended and refitted the former shop to create a much bigger and better space... three times the former size!

The new Occombe Farm Shop will open on on Monday, August 23, and showcase the very best produce the West Country has to offer.

There’ll be a massive 6,000 product range including fresh and wholefoods, wines, spirits, beers and ciders, bakery and deli, and lifestyle and gifts.

The team has spent months seeking out the cream of our region’s crop, listening to producer stories and tasting and sampling, to select an exceptional, handpicked product range.

An Occombe Farm Shop spokesperson said: "We have all loved the journey and now can’t wait to share it with you!

"Across our product selection we’ve looked to minimise single-use plastics and incorporate refillables and recycling.

"We promise a very special, local shopping experience; one where you’ll be able to buy milk from a dispenser, wholefoods by weight, meat reared on our doorstep, even sourdough baked on the edge of Dartmoor."

The remodelling and relaunch of Occombe Farm Shop is part of TCCT's scheme to regenerate Occombe Farm as a brand new, all-weather, year-round farm visitor attraction.

Occombe Farm Park and Play will be a mix of indoor and outdoor activities for all the family.

There’ll be exploratory and inspirational indoor play for children aged two to 12 years, an outdoor jumping pillow feature and a self-guided animal trail with animal encounters barn and farm animal paddocks.

The visitor attraction is planned to open later this winter.

TCCT is building a new Occombe to help raise funds towards its care of the many treasured green places and spaces in Torbay.

Shopping local at Occombe Farm Shop supports TCCT’s upkeep of Torbay’s beautiful natural heritage; for wildlife and for people, for generations to come.

Follow TCCT's progress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@occombefarm) or via the website www.occombe.co.uk

Occombe vacancies:

Customer service assistant - Occombe Farm Cafe: TCCT is looking to appoint two customer service assistants who will deliver a welcoming, friendly and exemplary catering service for the customers at Occombe Farm. You will greet customers, take orders, prepare hot and cold drinks among other tasks. Part time, 25 hrs, within a seven-day shift rota. Seasonal, until September. For more information and to apply: www.countryside-trust.org.uk/vacancies

Kitchen assistant - Occombe Farm Cafe: A vacancy has arisen for a kitchen assistant who will deliver a welcoming, friendly and exemplary catering service for the customers at Occombe Farm. Someone who is passionate about food presentation, personable with good interpersonal skills, self-motivated and has a passion for serving and delighting customers. Permanent position, minimum 30 hours per week within a seven-day shift rota. For more information and to apply: www.countryside-trust.org.uk/vacancies

Deli specialist (customer service assistant) - Occombe Farm Shop: TCCT is looking for an experienced and passionate deli specialist to join the Occombe Farm Shop team. The successful candidate will have previous experience working on a deli counter, using the relevant equipment and will have a genuine passion that they are desperate to share with others. This role will offer a great opportunity to run and develop an eight-metre deli counter service with an overall responsibility for ordering, product selection, following EHO requirements and training other team members. Permanent, 32 hours per week. For more information and to apply: www.countryside-trust.org.uk/vacancies