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Dreaming of a white Christmas

Posted on November 28 2011 at 10:55:50 0 comments

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While heavy snow was falling in the run-up to Christmas last year, local shops were rolling in customers as villagers took to their feet rather than their cars. Two Alvechurch businesses are hoping for more of the same – and even if the sun shines, they say there are plenty of very good reasons to shop locally.

Paul Crow

EJ Crow & Son butchers has been established in Alvechurch for 51 years since Ted Crow bought the shop from Baseley and Burman in 1960. Run by Ted’s son, Geoff, and Paul Queen, for many years now, the shop has won many accolades.

Over the past 13 years of competitions at the Three Counties Show Ground, they have won five Gold Awards for traditional Old English Pork Sausage, Gold Award for home cured bacon, a Diamond Award for lamb burgers and produced championship beef burgers.

“We only use the best meat and ingredients in the products we make to get the best results,” says Paul.

“We only sell British beef, lamb and pork. Our suppliers have farms in Kenilworth, so we sell very local meat, we also sell British poultry, and locally pastured turkeys.

“We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

E J Crow & Son butchers
4 The Square, Alvechurch, B48 7LA      
0121 445 1076

Tracy Rogers

Around the corner at The Village Green Grocers, Tracy Rogers says: “We had one of our busiest times when the snow fell last year – wouldn’t it be great if it was like that come snow or shine?”

All year round, Tracy aims to keep their products as cheap as they can, while being as fresh and locally sourced as possible.

”We are now taking orders for Christmas boxes of fresh fruit and veg, to be collected or delivered in Christmas week, up to Christmas Eve, as well as orders for floral tributes, holly wreaths, Christmas trees and beautiful bespoke hampers” says Tracy. 

“And we provide a free delivery service in Alvechurch on any order of £7 or more. We are also giving a 10 per cent discount on any Christmas orders over £10 and for every customer spending £5 and over, there is free entry into a draw to win a hamper worth £40 (see above).

“Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!”

The Village Green Grocer
The Square, Alvechurch B48 7LA
0121 445 2446


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