Cranstons Food Hall at Orton Grange Farm celebrated its first Birthday on Wednesday 19th November. Staff and management shared a glass of fizz with Richard Martin of Orton Grange Farm marking a year’s successful trading. Our Food Hall which show cases Cranstons renowned meat and delicatessen ranges along with food and drink from over 30 local suppliers has proved a hit with visitors and locals and has served over 150,000 customers in the first year.
Manager Peter Potts ‘’Cranstons are thrilled to be celebrating a year’s trading at Orton Grange. Opening a brand new shop with a new team of staff so close to Christmas was a big challenge but thankfully with a lot of hard work and enthusiasm we pulled it off. The customer response has been amazing and it has been nice to get to know our new customer base. Customer numbers have been consistently strong and our offer has been enhanced throughout the year with the addition of a new hot breakfast counter, even more local produce and a customer loyalty card scheme’
The Food Hall which opened last November on the site of Orton Grange Farm’s existing café and gift shop offers quality beef, pork and lamb sourced from trusted local farmers and prepared by Cranstons own highly-trained butchers using traditional craft skills. Cranstons own produce is complimented by a whole host of delicious local goods from scores of local suppliers, including ales, fruits and vegetables, artisan bread and ice cream.
Supporting local suppliers is at the heart of Cranstons ethos and has always been one of the aims of the store. Suppliers that have benefitted include Taste of Eden ice cream, Claire’s Handmade of Wigton and Gretna Bakery in addition to scores of local farmers, many of whom Cranstons have long-standing relationships with.
Richard Martin farms Orton Grange Farm and his sister Claire runs the popular gift shop and Café. Richard said ‘’we are really pleased with the level of business the whole site has achieved in year one and the feedback from locals and visitors has been overwhelmingly positive. People are thrilled to have a high quality food store offering local produce at the farm and although they were already very popular the gift shop and café have seen customer numbers increase significantly’’