2018 FARMA Open Days

Get behind the scenes at some of the UK’s leading Farm Retailers. Open Days include a Farm Shop tour, Q&A with the owners and managers and networking with other farm retailers.

Farm Shop Open Days 2018

Each Open Day has a theme and includes presentations from some of our suppliers who are experts in their field. Lunch is included. For those travelling some distance we will make arrangements to meet the night before for dinner at a local hotel, another opportunity for networking with other farm retailers.

Tuesday 17th April

Newlyns Farm Shop

How to make Catering Really Work for You

Tuesday 17th April: 10am - 4pm

The Janaway family operate a 500 acre traditional mixed farm producing beef cattle, outdoor pigs, and sheep as well as growing cereal crops. Newlyns Farm Shop stocks home produced meat, homemade pies, fresh fruit and vegetables, ready meals, desserts and cakes, etc. There is a vibrant delicatessen counter and an independent wine merchant. The Farm Café serves a range of fresh dishes cooked to order using meat from their own farm, including the famous Piggy Platter. The Cookery School, opened 10 years ago, offers a varied range of courses for anyone wanting to learn the basics through to preparing impressive specialist menus. The Cookery school also runs courses for Young Chef courses for children from 8 to 16, and team-building courses for corporate clients.

 

09.30am - Arrive tea/coffee

10.00am – Welcome, Introduction to Newlyns – Abby Janaway

10.20am – What makes a great Coffee Shop – Harriet Forster

11.20am – 12.00 Tour of farm shop, cookery school etc

12.00pm – Lunch

1.00pm -  Improving you catering offer and keeping an eye on margins - Chris Brown, Turpin Smale Catering Consultants

3.00pm Q&A

3.15 Tea/coffee networking

4.00pm Finish

Presenters 

Harriet Forster has spent the last 16 years on an impressive career trajectory at Costa Coffee, joining the UK’s favourite coffee shop brand as a team member aged 17 and working her way up to her most recent role as Senior HR Business Partner, leading a team supporting 600 sites and 7000 employees. Her career has woven between operational and HR roles including training, operations, area management, retail development and HR generalist roles. Harriet is regional Director for Shopper Anonymous covering the Edinburgh area. 

 

Chris Brown, Director of Turpin Smale Catering Consultants. Turpin Smale are actively involved at the leading edge of the café and restaurant markets in venues, visitor attractions, commercial operations and on the “High Street”. A catering consultant since 2001 with a specialist knowledge of cafe operations, Chris is experienced in managing bar and restaurant operations, new openings, quality performance measurement and improving profit, in both small and large companies. Chris will be running a workshop looking at different ways you can improve your catering offer and keeping an eye on margins. Chris is author of the award-winning Great Cafes Blog.

Venue: Newlyns Farm Shop, Hampshire RG29 1HA 

Monday Night 16th April - We have arranged an informal dinner at 7.30pm for those who are arriving Monday night. Dinner will be at the Red Lion in nearby Odiham. The Red Lion has rooms or there is also the Bel & The Dragon nearby. Please contact the FARMA office if you would like to join the networking dinner. Deadline for dinner reservations 11th April.

Booking: Open Days are charged at £30pp + VAT for members, and include lunch & refreshments. Non-members are able to attend, please contact the FARMA office. Members only can book online by credit card using the link below. Please note spaces are limited book early to avoid disappointment.

 

 

Tuesday 26th June

Ludlow Food Centre

Using your EPOS system effectively and help maximise your margins and basket spend.

Tuesday 26th June: 10am - 4pm

Presentations 

10.00am - Arrive tea/coffee

10.00am – Welcome, Introduction to Ludlow Food Centre

10.30am – Seven Data Insights of Highly Effective Retailers – Duncan Syme, Data Strategy Consulting

11.30am – 12.15 Tour of farm shop,  etc

12.15pm – Lunch

1.30pm - Getting the most from your EPOS systems - Nigel Bogle - Lakeland Computers

2.30pm - GDPR - are you compliant?

3.00pm Q&A

3.15 Tea/coffee networking

4.00pm Finish

Venue: Ludlow Food Centre, Shropshire, SY8 2JR 

Booking: Open Days are charged at £30pp + VAT for members, and include lunch & refreshments. Non-members are able to attend, please contact the FARMA office. Members only can book online by credit card using the link below. Please note spaces are limited book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Tuesday 18th September

Farndon Fields Farm Shop

Making the Most of Christmas

Tuesday 18th September: 10am - 4pm

 

Details to follow 

 

Venue: Farndon Fields Farm Shop, Leicestershire LE16 9NP 

Booking: Open Days are charged at £30pp + VAT for members, and include lunch & refreshments. Non-members are able to attend, please contact the FARMA office. Members only can book online by credit card using the link below. Please note spaces are limited book early to avoid disappointment.