Croots Farm Shop near Duffield, Derbyshire, has branched out to open a new plant nursery as the business continues to expand.

A range of bedding plants, herbs and perennials as well as compost, are now on display in a newly converted area at the farm shop, which is based at Farnah House Farm in Wirksworth Road.

The plant nursery has been designed to allow customers to browse before choosing their plants.

“We’re delighted that we’ve been able to convert the area where we previously grew plants into somewhere that customers can now look around. It has been levelled, fenced off and a ramp has been installed to make it easily accessible,” said shop owner Steve Croot.

“We’ve been growing plants here for many years, but now there is the space for customers to browse before buying, which we are sure will go down well.”

Steve started growing herbs at the farm 12 years ago as part of his business selling flavoured cooking oils and fresh herbs. This developed into the farm shop business, Croots Farm Shop, which he opened in 2008.

As well as selling fruit, vegetables and artisan products, the shop has an award-winning butchery, a cheese and deli counter and a café.

The latest expansion follows the opening of a children’s play area at Croots, which has proved popular since it was launched last year.
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Croots Farm Shop & Kitchen is open Sundays from 10am to 4pm (café until 3.45pm), and from Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm (café until 4.30pm). It is closed on Mondays.

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