Roger Finn, of BBC South Today, will be officiating at the “Grand Re-opening” of Martin Community Shop on Saturday 24th February.
The celebration will mark the opening of the newly extended shop. The shop, which is entirely run by volunteers, was originally opened in 2010 in a tiny room in the Village Hall building in Martin. Since then, the business has grown, meaning more space was needed to accommodate the range of produce on sale. After months of fundraising, involving coffee mornings, lunches and raffles, as well as funding from Hampshire County Council and New Forest LEADER, the work to extend the shop has finally been completed.
The shop sells eggs, pork and vegetables grown by Futurefarms, a community farm in Martin, as well as other local produce and a wide range of groceries.
The Grand Re-opening of the shop will take place at 11am on Saturday. Coffee and home-made cakes will be served in the village hall from 10:30am. There will also be the opportunity to sample some of the local produce on offer.