July 2011: Gilbert Evans has let a retail unit in Twickenham, Middlesex to the UK’s leading biodynamic and organic farm Laverstoke Park, owned by former F1 driver Jody Sheckter. Laverstoke Park has recently opened the doors of its first shop, outside of the farm’s Hampshire location. The 1,180 sq ft shop is located at 35 King Street and Laverstoke Park has agreed an 11 year lease at a rental of £46,000 pax.
The Laverstoke Park Twickenham shop is a traditional butchers and more – selling the farm’s excellent fresh organic and biodynamic meat and produce, delivered daily from the farm. Chicken, Lamb, Beef, Pork, Wild Boar and Buffalo – will all be cut to customer’s requirements. Nitrate free bacons, sausages and burgers in many exciting flavours such as wild boar and bacon, smokey buffalo as well as traditional recipes also feature on the meat counter.
The Twickenham shop will also be selling a selection of Laverstoke’s wider range including pies, pasties, chili con carne, meat stocks, pâtés, cheeses (Buffalo Blue and Pendragon), traditional desserts and Laverstoke’s own Jams made with the fruits of the walled garden and available in Plum and Vanilla, Redcurrant and Strawberry, Red Gooseberry and Blackcurrant – all made to the farm’s own recipe. All this and of course Laverstoke’s buffalo mozzarella, ricotta, burrata and buffalo milk ice-cream.