Posted: 06.04.21 at 12:51 by Philippa Davies
A new farm shop is to open in a previously empty retail unit in the centre of Dawlish.
The Teignmouth Farm Shop will open a branch in the former Ladbrokes premises on The Strand, which has been vacant for several months.
It will be managed by one of the brothers who run the Teignmouth branch, Darren Lakin and his wife Melanie.
Darren told Dawlish Nub News he’s doing a lot of renovation work at the premises, and hopes to be ready to open the Dawlish Farm Shop on or around May 1st.
The shop will sell a wide range of products including fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, milk, butter and cheese, honey, jam and chutney, as well as flowers and bedding plants.
As with the Teignmouth branch, Darren will source as much as possible from Devon-based suppliers, including Balls Farm, Luscombe, Otter Vale, Hogs Bottom Preserves and the South Devon Chilli Farm, and is in talks with local growers of fruit, vegetables and plants.
Darren and his brother Scott set up the shop in Teignmouth about two years ago. He and Melanie now live in Dawlish, so it made sense to open a branch there.
He told Dawlish Nub News the process of getting the premises ready is very stressful, but he’s excited about setting up shop in the town.