Derbyshire farm shop Croots has welcomed its 100,000th customer with a bottle of bubbly.

Owner Steve Croot presented Rosemary Hare with a bottle of Champagne to mark the occasion at the shop in Wirksworth Road, Duffield.

“I am delighted that we’ve had 100,000 customers at Croots Farm Shop & Kitchen in less than 16 months since opening in June 2008, particularly as the economy has been through such difficult times,” said Steve. “We’ve built up a really loyal band of customers from across Derbyshire and further afield, and we are very grateful for their support.

“They are not only supporting Croots, and the 18 jobs that have been created here, but they are also helping to support around 35 producers within a 50-mile radius of the shop, which is good for the regional economy and good for regional food and drink production.

“I am very pleased to present Rosemary with a bottle of bubbly to celebrate this happy milestone.”

Rosemary, from Chellaston, Derby, is a regular at Croots, and was delighted to receive her prize after learning that her basket of shopping marked the 100,000th through the till.

“I am thrilled,” she said.

Croots Farm Shop & Kitchen is based at Farnah House Farm.

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