Farmers open village milk bar

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woman with glass of milk

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A Lancashire farming family has opened its own milk bar – in a bid to combat the effect of falling milk prices.

A Lancashire farming family has opened its own milk bar – in a bid to combat the effect of falling milk prices.

We sell milk produced on our family farm, a plus to anyone considering food miles, Pilling potatoes, free range eggs and logs

Anne Swale

The Swale family also wanted to give local residents a new retail outlet after the village shop in St Michael’s on Wyre closed.

Anne Swale of St Michael’s Hall Farm said: “The Milk Bar on Hall Lane has been open for a few weeks now and I hope the village see us as an asset.

“We sell milk produced on our family farm, a plus to anyone considering food miles, Pilling potatoes, free range eggs and logs.”

Describing it as “a positive action to combat milk prices falling by 28 per cent since November last year” she reported: “Even after a few weeks there is still a great feeling of pride each time a customer buys from us.”

The farm’s milk is branded NEMi and is higher in antioxidants due to the addition of an organic yeast supplement to their cattle’s feed, said Anne.

Meanwhile the St Michaels village store premises are now set to reopen on November 1 with the new tenants also set to sell take out refreshments.

In a bid to keep the facility in the village the owner had advertised in the Courier offering the shop rent free until the end of March next year to anyone interested in running a village convenience store and a tenancy agreement is now being drawn up.

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