Two South Cave-based businesses with a shared passion for locally-sourced produce have announced plans to join forces. Next month, the village’s Yorkshire Meat & Game Larder will relocate to Drewton’s Farm Shop, where it will amalgamate with the existing on-site butchery department and operate under the Drewton’s brand.
In its new location, the long-established village butcher’s shop will benefit from increased footfall, free customer car parking and extended opening hours but will still be able to serve its existing, local customer base.
Katie Taylor MBE, proprietor of Drewton’s Farm Shop, said: “We have had many conversations over a period of time with Paddy Mountifield of The Yorkshire Meat & Game Larder. We’re both committed to sourcing the best local produce and supporting the ‘eat local’ movement, so it makes perfect sense for us to work together to build a stronger business.”
Paddy Mountifield of The Yorkshire Meat & Game Larder said: “We see this as a great opportunity for both businesses going forward. With our skills and knowledge combined, the people of South Cave and the surrounding area will continue to benefit from having their very own local butcher sourcing the finest quality, high welfare local meat for them.
“Relocating to Drewton’s Farm Shop offers us the elements that were missing from our current business; a lack of footfall and car parking have always been an issue at our current site. It will be sad to say goodbye to the shop, which has had only a handful of different owners during the last century, but the time feels right.
By bringing the two businesses together, Katie and Paddy will be able to buy more competitively and offer a wider range of products, including meat from the herd of Belted Galloway cattle – a native, grass-fed breed – that Paddy rears at his farm at Welton and others across Yorkshire. They will also continue to support the local community and local food producers. The Yorkshire Meat & Game Larder’s team, which also includes Andy Revell and Margaret Foster, will be based at Drewton’s Farm Shop from 4 November.
Katie added: “We look forward to welcoming customers to Drewton’s Farm Shop, where the butchery will be open seven days per week. We will be making provision to ensure that long-standing customers of The Yorkshire Meat & Game Larder who are less mobile and can’t get to Drewton’s Farm Shop quite so easily can continue to receive their meat from us.”
“This is a very exciting time for Drewton’s as we expand our butchery department with a view to providing a village butcher’s shop experience, opening up new avenues in the supply chain and offering even more competitive prices. This move will bring a wealth of butchery experience to our counter. With the busy festive season just around the corner, we’ll be offering an even greater choice of meats for customers to pre-order, including bronze and white turkeys, three-bird roasts and festive meat packages.”