Mackie here, I'd like to welcome you to the first ever blog post from The Mart Farmshop East Linton. You can expect regular updates from the blog over the coming year and beyond. We want to keep you informed of all the changes happening in the shop and we want your feedback on how you think that we could improve things.
As you can see we have our very own website now! We will be building this site up over the coming months to show more of what we are offering in store, what our plans are... and... most excitingly what we sell and the ability to buy online. As you may or may not have seen is that this is an ecommerce site. What does that mean? It means over the coming weeks and months we will be adding a number of products (and eventually all of our products) from the shop in to this website. You'll be able to click and collect, get delivery outside of shop hours and have products posted directly to your door.
The coolest thing (in my opinion) about having the online shop means that we can order in even more specialized products for one off orders. We can also delivery to you things we don't have the capacity to sell in shop. Also it provides you the opportunity to see if we've got something in stock before coming to the shop to buy it.
We have only owned the shop since August 2018 but we've already added and changed so much. We've introduced an additional clothing brand to the shop in the form of Belinda Robertson, We've added a new range of handmade, sustainably sourced, produced and environmentally friendly soaps in the form of The Highland Soap Company. In such a short time we've also drastically increased the range of products available in dry goods. In the fruit vegetable section we have also got two new suppliers local suppliers. The first is our sister company Colstoun, although Colstoun is not certified we produce a wide range of scottish seasonal fruit and vegetables in the most natural way with no pesecides or herbicides.
More substantial physical changes are occuring in the shop as well. On monday of this week we started building three loos betwen the shop and the tin shed. This includes not one but two disabled access toilets. We are well underway with plans to convert the tin shed in to the kitchen facility for the shop and cafe and moving the cafe itself in to the Tin Shed, making way for a huge amount of additional space for products in the shop.
There are a number of changes planned for the coming months but I think that this will do for now. keep your eyes peeled for another post soon.