A popular North York Moors Farm Shop and Café are preparing for a busy summer ahead having installed a new miniature railway.
Cedarbarn Farm Shop & Café, based near Pickering welcomed crowds of families, local business people and the Mayor of Pickering, Joan Lovejoy to the grand opening of the award-winning farm shop’s new 600-metre train track, which quite literally gives a platform to its most famous crops.
Passengers on the new ‘Flying Yorkshireman’ were able to alight from the carriages and enjoy a spot of fruit picking along their journey around the farm, including strawberries, raspberries and asparagus, before returning to the café for tea.
The farm, which has been in the Avison family for over 100 years opened the Shop and Café in 2007 and have since seen it evolve from a green field site to an attractive, eco-friendly cedar clad building, stocking a wide variety of locally grown and made produce.
Mandy Avison, who runs the business alongside husband Karl and daughter Chloe said the opening day was a great success and had raised £317 for a local charity Ryedale Special Families.
“We were so pleased to see so many people enjoying themselves and tucking into all the lovely seasonal produce we have on offer along the way. You could say we were chuff, chuff, chuffed!”