An update from Ruth

I wanted to bring you up to date with news from the store this week. As you will know, last weekend we took the decision to shift our focus entirely to operate a delivery and collection service only. It was a tough call to make, but these are truly challenging times for us all, and […]

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That was the week that was

And how the Great Cornish Food Store will continue to reach its customers It’s been a somewhat surreal and crazy week here at the Great Cornish Food Store since schools closed and social distancing was introduced, followed by an effective lockdown on Monday evening for all but essential needs. And in that time, we’ve had […]

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Delivery Service Launched

We’re launching a home-delivery service on Friday 20th March to help customers continue to receive their favourite Cornish produce through the current Covid-19 pandemic. The delivery service will be offered initially to customers within a 10-mile radius of the store, taking in addresses from Penryn and St. Agnes, and from Sticker to Ruan High Lanes […]

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How a peace activist was linked to Mother’s Day

When Mother’s Day comes around it really starts to feel like spring is here. The days are longer and our gardens are beginning to fill with lovely spring flowers. I was interested to find out that in the US Mother’s Day is celebrated in May and came about because of a peace activist called Anna […]

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LOVE Cornish on Valentine’s

It comes around once a year and is usually hyped as a big corporate scheme but Valentine’s Day actually has a pretty rich history that dates all the way back to Ancient Rome! Originally a pagan fertility festival, details of which I won’t go into, Saint Valentine apparently defied Emperor Claudius II who had forbidden […]

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We’re up for an Award!

With Christmas and New Year taking us by storm and Valentine’s day already on our doorstep, I feel like my feet have barely touched the ground these last few weeks. But here we are venturing into February with the fantastic news that we’re up for our first award of 2020, this time with the highly […]

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What a weekend!

Someone asked me why being three years old was anything to celebrate. Well, we may only be three but, as our birthday weekend draws to a close, it feels well and truly like the Great Cornish Food Store has come of age. If you were in the store this weekend you can’t have helped notice […]

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We’re nearly three…

It’s our 3rd Birthday this month. The perfect time to thank everyone who has been part of our remarkable story. The sceptics thought we’d struggle to survive under such rigorous restrictions and in our unique setting right next to a supermarket, but here we are, very much alive and kicking. So how have we done […]

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Christmas Wrapped Up

Christmas is busy for us here at the store and for very good reason.  The widest range of fresh, local produce you’ll find under one roof, shelves groaning with a comprehensive selection of drinks, everyday and speciality lines to please all the family, and a carefully selected range of homewares, gifts and cards.  All this, […]

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Bucking the Retail Trend

With so much talk of bricks and mortar retailers closing due to competition from internet sales, our store is well and truly bucking the trend.  Since we opened in the summer of 2016, we have grown solidly with no online shop at all. Our secret?  We think it’s because, from the word go, we were […]

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