Corona-Virus Update

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I thought I would write a piece here about what we are doing to support our community through this difficult and confusing time.

We are all independent businesses down at Castlefields, and rely on your custom and co-operation to keep everyone well, we are humbled by your continued support and intend to stay open for as long as possible.
Please continue to shop with us as long as you are well and are not showing signs as outlined on NHS websites.

We are continuing to uphold our 5* hygiene rating to ensure we minimise the risk of the Corona Virus spreading. We are washing hands as much as possible, cleaning and sterilizing all scoops, tongs and containers regularly and wiping surfaces down more than usual. If there is something you think we could do, please let us know.

Things you can do to help-
Continue washing your hands regularly - this is by far the easiest method to reduce risk of contamination - we have hand washing facilities near the entrance - please make use of these before and after visiting the shop. We would like to have alcohol gel available, but stocks are low and thankfully they are being diverted to those in need, we have been assured, soap and water is sufficient.

If you donate containers / bottles for other customers to use, please place in the box outside the shop, and ensure they are clean and dry; we can not be held responsible for the condition of these.

Other ways to shop-

We have always offered a collection service and postal delivery through our Website.

This is continuing with added options below.

Order and pay online then choose your collection point -

  • Cuddle me up Slings - Eccleshall (Wednesday PM)
  • The Artisan Boutique - Stone (Friday PM)
  • Fruit Veg Stall, Stafford Indoor Market, (Tuesday PM)
  • Lamb and Flag pub -Little Haywood (3rd Wednesday of the Month 11.00 - 12.30)
  • Roots Larder - Mon-Sat 9.30-5.00 Collection only - Please message to arrange.

All orders must be placed by MIDDAY the day before your collection day. i.e. for Wednesday collection, last orders are Midday Tuesday. Please call if you need to.

You are welcome to drop off your containers along with your order, we will complete your order and you can collect when convenient - no waiting around for you-

If we can help anyone who is 'at risk' please do not hesitate to contact us, we may be able to help with deliveries, collections or getting in touch with other organisations if you are isolated or experiencing hardship.

Its important to keep calm, support one another and look after ourselves in a mindful conscious manner - shopping sensibly, with compassion, whilst supporting local small businesses.

Take good care of those around you and follow the recommendations being made.

We will update this when things change.

Namaste x