London Colney farm shop preparing for a foodie fortnight

A FOODIE farm shop owner is celebrating British Food Fortnight at her London Colney base.

New shop manager at Willows Farm Sandra Shirran is kicking of her new career with a fortnight-long celebration of Great British food starting on September 18, when her shop will showcase the very best local produce that Herts has to offer.

Sandra, who is originally from St Albans and has a national diploma in bakery, has also invited local chairman of the Herts Orchard Initiative David Curry to the shop on September 18 and 19 to talk about and demonstrate apple pressing.

Sandra said that she could not wait for her first British Food Fortnight: “I’ve always had a passion for food and as far back as I can remember I helped my grandfather with his watercress bed business. Soon after that I began helping mum with the cooking and started cookery classes at Francis Bacon School.”

Willows farmer Andrew Wolfe added: “It’s great to have Sandra on board ahead of British Food Fortnight. She has already started to change the shop layout and build strong links with local suppliers to offer the best, fresh British produce to our customers in time for the event.”

As well as special displays, Willows farm shop will, as usual, be offering a wide range of fresh fruit, vegetables, breads, cakes and delicatessen goods over the course of the fortnight. Shoppers will also be in with a chance to win a �100 hamper full of tasty local produce stocked in Willows Farm Shop.

For more information on the free event, which runs from 10am to 5.30pm from September 18 to October 3, visit or call 0870 129 9718.