We love this kind of initiative. A group of producers get together and open a shop. Simple, eh? Well, yes, many of us have thought about it but this lot got up off their bums and the Great Rock Co-op was born. Sally and Jonathan Stansfield farm on top of the Pennines and had been selling their free range meat at farmers markets but wanted to bring it all a bit closer to home .. a bunch of neighbours felt the same way, and almost a year of planning later, ta-da! Buy bread, cakes, Pextenement cheese, locally brewed beer and fabulous fruit wines from Luddenden. For me, it’s a vertical walk up the hillside and on a warm, sunny spring morning a complete joy. If you find yourself in the Calder Valley between 10 and 2 on a Saturday, call in, support them, it’s fab. And nothing like Royston Vasey.
The shop is at Staups Lea Farm, Higher Eastwood, Todmorden, West Yorkshire OL14 8RR
Open Saturdays 10am-2pm