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AS 2022 dawned, many of us made New Year resolutions - to eat healthier, improve physical fitness, mental well being or go greener. One resolution that is easier than you might think to keep, is a concerted effort to shop local in 2022.

There are local businesses right on your doorstep that can help you keep your resolutions and at the same time you will be supporting the #shoplocal initiative. 

If improving your diet was on your 'to-do' list this year, there are a variety of local suppliers providing locally grown produce so you will be cutting your carbon footprint at the same time.

vegetables and fruits farmers marketBlackberry Fruit and Veg shop in the High Street offer an impressive range of fruit and vegetables with a friendly service. Blackberry offer a free delivery on fruit and veg boxes which will provide you with all the inspiration you need to start the new year off with a healthier diet.

The shop is open seven days a week - 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm Saturday and 10am to 2pm Sunday. You can contact them for free delivery on fruit or veg boxes by calling 07462 272806.

Vicki's Veg  based at Mile Elm, Vicki is a local mobile service offering deliveries of fresh fruit and vegetable to your door.

V & P Collins Farmshop based at Bromham are a family run business producing a wide selection of seasonable vegetables and potatoes. All available at their farm shop and farmers markets. They also carry a wide range of other local produce such as smoked fish,meats and cheeses, apple juices and preserves and much more.

Milk at Mile Elm are also well worth a visit, well stocked with dairy products and so much more. They even have a milkshake station with ever changing flavours - a great way to get more milk into your younger ones too!

 

yogaIf improving your physical and mental health is something that interests you, a great place to start is at the 11:11 Yoga Studio in Church Street, whether you're a complete beginner, returning to yoga after a long break or a seasoned yogi, they have classes for all abilities. Other local venues offering yoga classes are  :  Wildling Studio , Paradise Yoga and Lisa Lamb Yoga.

The Wellbeing Clinic in Church Street, offers a wide range of physical, holistic, nutritional, counselling and acupuncture services. Whether you're looking to recover from sports or lifestyle related injuries, general aches and pains, emotional support or help with more deep seated conditions. 

 

For a broader range of physical activity Calne has plenty to choose from to make sure you get the one that is right for you Calne Community Campus , Blackland Lakes Health Club, TT Fitness Hub, St Mary's Calne Sports, Fitness Box, LPB Fitness are all on our doorstep.

 

eco creationsGoing greener is something we all need to really challenge ourselves to do this year, little changes can make a big difference. Eco Creations in Wood Street is a  zero waste refill shop in Calne, stocking a range food items, health and beauty and cleaning items to name but a few.  You can take your own containers and fill up , doing your bit for the environment. Pop in and meet mother and daughter team Sharon and Abi to see what is available.

 

 

 

Thinking of learning a new craft or starting a project? T & E Crafts have some lovely sets instore. Matchmaking sets to build planes, steam rollers even historic buildings to name but a few. Jigsaws, dolls house construction sets, Hobbycraft sets and all the tools and paints you will need too. Pop in and see for yourself at Number 3 Wood Street.

Modelmaniacs are based on Harris Road in Porte Marsh Industrial Estate and they have a fantastic stock of kits to suit all abilities.

Self termed a 'proper model shop'  Modelmaniacs stock:
  • Model Railway supplies including Hornby Trainsets and scenery materials (which is also
    great for War-Gaming too),
  • RC Cars & Trucks from big names such as Tamiya and Traxxas
  • RC Planes and accessories, Plastic Kits and all the paints and glues you need to complete them

The Little Button Jar can be found opposite St. Mary’s Church steps. A haberdashery, craft and gift shop selling lots of local products. Little Button Jar are stockists for Florrie and Jean, Chris Dunn Illustrations, Ophelia Rose, The Secret learn knitCrocheter, Becky Lane Designs, Gallybagger Leather, Little Erikas and more.

Expressions in Phelps Parade also stock needle felting kits. And if knitting or crochet are crafts you have decided to pursue this year, you will find all you need at Handi-Wools in Oxford Road - A long established shop supplying yarns from budget to designer to suit all requirements, patterns, needles, haberdashery and much more. 

Finally, if a new hobby such as fishing or archery, bushcraft or shooting floats your boat in 2021, TK Tackle on London Road is a local friendly fishing tackle shop.  Providing a range of products including darts equipment, archery equipment, Rifles and pellets, bushcraft, fishing tackle.

Don't forget the next Calne Springs Craft and Gift Market in Phelps Parade and New Market Place starts on Saturday 12th February at 8.30am - 2.30pm. Regular local companies attending include Local crafters with handmade goods include Witches Valley soaps and lotions, Susan’s Crafts, Baby Cottage, Designed By YvonneCandle CitySnooty Fox, Simply beautiful flowers, Fash’s Olives , Waiteys, Wildlife and Calne Springs charity stall.

Whatever you do this year - shop local!

 

*We have done our best to include as many businesses suitable to this theme as we can - if your business is missing but you feel it would sit well on this theme, please let us know and we will add you.