The business keeps growing
Within the farm shop we sold our own meats, in addition to other produce from local producers that complement our expanding range, and added 6 tables for the tearoom. A small bakery in house provided home baking for the shop and tearoom. With the countryside closed for business, due to Foot and Mouth, sales were slow but grew steadily as word spread. Publicity was good due to diversification being the new buzz word and being a young couple with a young family, local media supported our dream.
As the business grew, it was evident the farm shop, tearoom, and farm needed to expand with the rising popularity. Over the years, the business has expanded with many expansions being added. In 2014, Mainsgill saw the completion of a two storey extension, creating a total of 20,000 sq ft to the building for tearoom, farm shop with butchery and gift shop; and employing up to 50 staff.
Our children are very much a part of all aspects the business and its development. Our passion and drive is to provide the highest quality home reared produce, keeping alive the farming culture of yesteryear for the future generations; maintaining our vision from the start over twenty years ago. All livestock are continually sold in-house through the farm shop and used in the tearoom.