As you know, we at The Skipton Press love to promote the best of Skipton. Which is why over the next few weeks we’ll be bringing you some of the best places in which you can go loco for local in the run up to Christmas. So as well as – or instead of! – spending your hard-earned at the big supermarkets and usual online retailers, why not give your local shops, stalls and internet boutiques a bash, and make this Christmas even more special.
And we couldn’t think of a better place to start than with Skipton’s Keelham Farm Shop.
Down Here On The Farm
Keelham Farm Shop opened in Skipton in June 2015, working to one simple premise: food tastes better from the farm. To help promote this ideal, Keelham Farm Shop are ardent supporters of local produce and work closely with over 400 Yorkshire suppliers and farmers to bring the best of the region to your shopping basket. So when you’re after your fresh festive food and fabulous fizz you know where to go!
But when it comes to seasonal celebrations, Keelham Farm Shop is about more than just what goes on the Christmas dinner table…
Storytime With Santa
Between 5th and 20th December, you’re invited to bring your little ones down to the farm and be enchanted by stories from the one and only Santa Claus! Taking time out from his busy schedule, Santa will read some modern fables and traditional tales, and even sign a special book for your children to take home and treasure. And no seasonal storytime session would be complete without Santa’s favourites, cookies and milk, on offer!
Tickets are just £10, including the Santa-signed book, with 10% of ticket funds raised going to the Yorkshire cancer charity Candlelighters (visit their page here).
Deck Your Halls
It’s not just great food and drink that makes a great Christmas – your home needs to look the part, too!
From their dazzling display of Christmas decorations to fresh floral arrangements crafted by expert florists, Keelham Farm Shop has everything you need to turn your home into a winter wonderland.
And not forgetting, of course, the decorative seasonal centrepiece – the Christmas tree. Will you go for a fabulous Frazer Fir or a spectacular Serbian Spruce? Whatever your festive fancy, whether tall, short, potted or freshly cut, Keelham’s range of trees is, well, tree-mendous! (Sorry.)
Sack-Full Of Great Ideas
Thanks to Keelham’s close partnerships with hundreds of local producers, you’ll find lots of great gifts to satisfy even the most discerning of your friends and family members. Craft ale beer boxes, delectable chutneys and conserves, foodie kits and festive family hampers – from the spectacular to the stocking-filler, it’s all here.
A Convenient Christmas
Whether you’re the type of person to leave your Christmas shopping to the last minute – i.e. a man – or whether you’re super organised but just want to top up on some festive foodie treats, Keelham makes Christmas that bit easier thanks to its handy opening times. They’ll be open late on Thursday nights throughout December and will be open from 6am to 10pm in the week leading up to the big day – with free coffee and mince pies during the late night shopping slots! They’ll even be open on Christmas Eve up until 5pm.
So with great food and drink and fabulous gifts on offer – all sourced locally in partnership with Yorkshire’s finest – Skipton’s Keelham Farm Shop really has got Christmas all wrapped up.