If you don’t drive, some places seem impossible to get to…even when relatively close. One such place is The Ardross Farm Shop, Fife.
When I asked the ‘WWW’ how to get there by public transport it merely said there was no information. I had a moan to myself and then contemplated the cost of a cab journey times two ….but was not sure it was really worth it as it was not going to be cheap. However, when I was talking to a friend about the problem, she laughed and said a bus did go past …all I had to do was ask to be dropped off. For an ex-Londoner it was a difficult concept to grasp …‘but how do I get back ?’ ….‘just stand out side and wave your arm when you see a bus’
Well today I gave it a go …and dragged along Vicki for moral support ….DD declined as she hates shopping at a slow speed, which is of course essential when browsing the shelves of a new retail establishment. Was it all worth it? ….oh yes it was …and will I be going back? ….oh yes I will.
When I reached the shop door I was met by these little chaps …I have to say that at first sight …and without my glasses…. I thought they were some real rare breed …lol
On entering through the door way we were met with what only could be described as a ‘Foodie Paradise’
Fresh vegetables …many pulled from the earth just across the way …Smoked Garlic which would add that extra something to many a dish ….and the longest pinkest Rhubarb I had ever seen, caught my eye.
The selection of meat is second to none …and very local … many venison products too .The pickles and jams …the biscuits and oatcakes …the cakes and pies …. the vegetable crisps …. the fudges … (I HAD to buy the Lemon Meringue one) …the pates …(I am trying the Stilton and Pear tonight) …the list of goodies is endless but I must not forget the breads ….the smell of the Cheese and Leek was to die for (Two came home with us).
Last but certainly not least …the service was fantastic ….it deserved a 12 out of 10 …friendly helpful informative ….not pushy …but they were there when needed... Thankyou Ladies for some fantastic retail therapy.
Oh I nearly forgot …they do ice cream too …. and yes I know it isn’t truly Spring yet but we had to try some while waiting for the bus …this is Vicki enjoying hers …I am sure the cars that passed thought we were a little mad.
I hope that everyone who lives in Fife makes the effort to drop by...its worth it ...but I do wish they had a little refreshment area, as a tea and a scone ...or one of the delicious looking cakes ...would go down well.
Take Care xx