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The Verey family have been farming at Manor Farm, Bourton for four generations. David and Ann Verey have been breeding Suffolk and Charolais lambs, for the markets, for the past 30 years, in addition to breeding and fattening Aberdeen Angus cattle for supply to one of the national supermarkets.
Owner and partner in The Farm, along with his wife Ann move from dairy into sheep farming in the 80s and converted the dairy barns into office units in the early 2000s.
A qualified nurse, during maternity leave in 2016, Helen helped establish The Butchery and The Larder Café, from going out to markets and events selling sausages and promoting the business, to getting The Larder Café up and running. She now works alongside Fiona on the design and creative side to achieve the ambience for The Larder Café and pop-up event nights. And makes cakes on a regular basis to be sold in The Larder Café.
Fiona Gibson (née Verey) has taken on helping with the creative, design and social media side of the business. Tasks, from designing menus and posters to decorating The Larder Café for the seasonal themes and our pop-up event nights. As well as baking and making things on a regular basis for The Larder Café.
Since joining The Larder Café back in 2018 Lou has become a most valued and cherished team member, bringing with her knowledge of the leisure and hospitality industry and personality unrivalled by anyone in The Larder Café. Should you be passing The Larder Café around Halloween keep an eye out as she may be seen flying in on a broomstick and she always has a stone or 2 in her pocket for when they are needed.
As one of the younger members, Sadie is now a veteran of The Larder Café team. Having been with us since nearly the beginning she has proven, through her hard work, level-headedness and calming presents to be an invaluable member of the team. It’s a shame that she is going to university to better her future prospects, but will always have a place here should she need it.
Since joining The Larder Café many moons ago, Elaine has become a loyal and reliable member of the team along with her hard-working ethos she can take on the challenges of the sometimes never-ending food orders that arise, especially during the weekends. With her extensive knowledge of people and customers in the local community, she is always keen to get new face up to the farm try the food on offer.