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Farm Shops

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The Number of farm shops in Northern Ireland is increasing. Evaluate this type of food outlet. Introduction A farm shop is a small business, which sells its own foods that have been grown, picked, reared and produced. The farm shop is usually located on the premises of the farm or in shops near villages or towns which get regular custom from people wishing to top up on stable foodstuffs between supermarket shops, or purchase speciality produce. There are over 4000 well-known farm shops in the United Kingdom, which offer the freshest food produce. The food is usually healthier and more organic than food packaged in local supermarkets, as unhealthy hydrogenated fats, artificial additives and preservatives have not been added. The food Farm shops are a small chain of farmer businesses. ...read more.

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The soil quality remains high and there is little risk of chemical run-offs contaminating local water supplies. Organic farms usually have a higher biodiversity, both among the crops grown and the wildlife supported. Taste: - Consumers of organic food believe that it tastes better as the food is known to have a fresher more natural taste and texture. Animal Welfare: - The UK has strict rules on the treatment of farm animals and the environments in which they are kept. The routine dosing of animals with antibiotics and hormones has been strictly banned. Animals also have to be kept in certain environments where they are free to scratch and have access to sunlight and water, among other things that foster a healthy environment. Free range is a method of farming where animals are permitted to roam freely instead of being contained in a particular manner. ...read more.

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The farm Shop Business The products sold in farm shops usually depend on the type of farm. Their own produce is usually sold, although they can also provide a wide range of other products such as: - � Fresh fruit and vegetables, or fresh meat and meat products � Processed products for example cheese, yoghurt and cream � Cooked foods such as home-baked cakes and jams � Foods which are fresh, frozen or a mixture of both � Occasional craft goods �Seasonal markets e.g. Christmas trees A farm shop is an excellent way of adding value to a farm and farm produce. The shops are usually open at times that suit consumers, for example at weekends and on summer evenings. Food retailing is a low margin business and farm shop profits are very variable. The average farm shop has a net income in the range from approximately �12,000 to �25,000. ...read more.

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