It's attractively laid out, offers exactly the right combination of essentials and treats, an excellent choice but not so broad it's overwhelming.
Best of all, it's a farm shop that actually supplies food from farmers...
That might sound obvious but not all do, some filling space with too many
The Robertshaw family are proud to sell produce from 400 farmers and other suppliers.
After opening in 2015, Keelham Farm Shop quickly established itself as a destination in its own right, thanks to its fantastic displays and cafe. Combine it with a visit to Skipton Castle and Skipton Castle Woods and you're on to a winner of a day out.
I'm not fond of shopping but Keelham does make it feel much more enjoyable, thanks to small thoughtful ideas that show they think about what they sell. When a recipe calls for a combination of several herbs, it usually only needs a few sprigs of each so the plastic pouches sold at supermarkets can be wasteful. Keelham lets you buy just what you need. There are brown paper pouches of all the vegetables you need for a stew or soup, again less waste.
Seasonal events add to the atmosphere. There's a bakery, butchers, flower shop, juicery and alehouse, as well as a cafe and restaurant.
Keelham are also good at supporting the local community, promoting healthy eating and sourcing local and seasonal food.
They make 'doing the right thing' seems effortless and obvious, so you're left wondering why there aren't more shops like this one?