From a small seed of an idea in a brainstorm, it was incredible to see the team at Waugh Brow Farm and Box Clever Hampers teams run with it and deliver such a professional and slick event. Although it’s fair to say the gorgeous weather contributed to its success, we’re also hoping the considerable coverage around the event helped to make it a sell-out day. Over 600 sausages got sold on the day within hours until the shop was completely sold out! But the real success story is the power of the network that Waugh Brow Farm in particular has built over its last two decades or so in business. Local suppliers came out in force to support the day, including Tatton Brewery and Mobberley Fine Ales, Mobberley Bakery and Chillberries, through to Harvey Hughes, Ark Vets, Massey Feeds, Tim Burgess and his amazing chainsaw sculptures as well as Tom Ryan and his sheep shearing demonstrations!
Stallholders and visitors alike were thrilled at the opportunity to come together as a community and enjoy an event which brought together local suppliers and businesses. The farm as been running for over two decades and it’s a real tale of how British businesses need to be canny to find new ways to prosper including how Box Clever Hampers started.
You can read all about it in this month’s issue of Cheshire Life (October 2012) profiling a taste of country life and diversification in Mobberley.