Blackpool cafe launches farm shop expansion plan

Shaun Pickup at the new Dahllia's Farm Shop
Shaun Pickup at the new Dahllia's Farm Shop
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A popular Blackpool cafe has expanded its business with an extended farm shop.

Dahlia’s Kitchen at Cropper Road, Marton, has invested in the venture as the only full-time farm shop in the town.

Dahlia’s Farm Shop’s expansion features a butchers, fishmongers and deli counter and the company has teamed up with new suppliers.

It is the sister company to the Dahlia’s Kitchen Restaurant and Cafe, which was founded by Shaun Pickup and business partner Craig Reid at the Garden Place garden centre after more than 20 years experience in the business.

Dahlia’s Farm Shop has been active for over 12 months and supplies high quality, fresh fruit and vegetables amongst many other locally sourced produce such as cakes and eggs.

Shaun said buying from local suppliers has been the main focus behind the farm shop from the first day.

Pasture Farm Foods are the new suppliers to the butcher, fishmonger and deli counter in the farm shop.

This means there will be dedicated staff from Pasture Farm on these counters at all times.

The new look will be given its official launch with a free barbecue event on Friday, August 14. It will include entertainment from award-winning illusionist Matt Grindley and demonstrations and taste tests for products in the farm shop.

Shaun Pickup, owner of Dahlia’s Kitchen, said: “We have had a great deal of success since the start of the farm shop, due to this we identified that we needed to expand further to meet the needs of our customers and I am delighted that it has all come together so we can celebrate this fantastic time with our customers.”

Invitations can be collected at Dahlia’s Kitchen or by visiting the events page on the website to book tickets.