Truly Local

By webchoiceadmin On December 16, 2013 · Add Comment · Truly Local

Truly Local

Provenance, provenance, provenance we hear so much of it now it’s a great movement on the back of the ever popular Farmers Markets and Slow living advocated by the doyen of the movement Alistair Sawday.

So with remarkable providence a one off trip to the nearby town of Stalham, one that is rarely visited as it thought that it offered little except a medium sized Tesco store. How that view has been changed.

North Walsham the local market town has always taken precedence over Stalham, even though they are equidistant from the Barn & Beach properties, one being promoted by Griffon and the other by Happing. Meadowside barn and the Beach House both fall under the Griffon Partnership and for this reason North Walsham is more often the choice to market.

On Friday last week the discovery of ‘Truly Local’ a  CIC (community interest company) they boast that all the produce in the store comes from a maximum of thirty-five miles radius of the store. It had to be thirty-five to include the Whisky of St Georges distillery which is the only whisky distilled in England.

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So Stalham High Street it turns out is a plethora of small independent stores and may, with the introduction of Truly Local, have just taken the lead in where Barn & Beach will collect its grocery and welcome packs.

A deal is being struck with the management so that a truly Norfolk welcome pack can be put together and delivered to the Beach House on Saturdays, changeover day, this will hopefully encourage our visitors to include provenance as a key part of their Norfolk holiday.

The shop, its displays, and most of all its produce are a truly delightful find. Hopefully it is only a small step and the start of more local artisan projects that can lift the profile of this often forgotten part of beautiful North Norfolk.

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