A History of Kirdford Village Stores
On 5th June 2010 Julie Walters officially opened Kirdford Village Stores. The opening of the shop was the culmination of three years hard work on the part of Sue Ransley and the village shop steering committee, and supporting volunteers. The team worked tirelessly to raise over £200,000 to buy the timber-framed building, which once formed part of the Kirdford Growers, and to transform it into attractive shop premises.
Kirdford Growers was the first wholesale co-operative in England handling the fruit packaging and distribution for this well respected apple growing community. The ‘Growers’ was the major local employer and social focus for the community.
Kirdford Growers Shop closed in 1999 and the Mini Shop was expanded and become ‘Kirdford Post Office and Stores’. In 2000 after 75 years in business Kirdford Growers was finally closed.
So it is very apt to have brought the building back to life, and to the heart of the community.
Kirdford Village Stores, is open seven days a week, the village store is proud to be selling fresh bread and cakes, locally sourced fruit, vegetables and eggs, and everyday essentials.
Our range is constantly evolving as we listen to customers and their requirements.
Our store acts as a hub for the wider community and visitors alike with products and services to benefit everyone.
Craig and his team took over Kirdford Village Stores in November 2016 and developed it to the thriving village store it is now.