Not many people can say they have worked for Her Majesty the Queen.
For more than 20 years Andrew Jarvis worked on the Sandringham Estate looking after the orchards.
And now his Sandringham Apple Juice is among the many different locally sourced goods on offer at the new Rising Lodge Farm Shop in King’s Lynn.
Located at the Knights Hill roundabout, the farm shop has been very busy since opening last Thursday.
“I didn’t advertise it much that we were going to open as we wanted a bit of a soft opening. But I think it has been good timing with the weather turning warmer,” said Mr Jarvis.
In 2013, Mr Jarvis’ time working for the Queen came to an end after some of the royal estate’s fruit farms were no longer needed, so he set up Whin Hill Norfolk Cider.
His products will be sold at the farm shop along with gluten-free products, fruit, vegetables, jams, preserves, fresh bread – all locally sourced.
Mr Jarvis is one of four directors along with wife Claire, brother Mark Jarvis and wife Lisa. Mr Jarvis’ son Callum is the farm shop’s manager.
The farm shop is also home to Howards Butchers which is a Royal Warrant holder, as is Mr Jarvis. There are also plans to open a cafe at the shop after it gets established.
Opening hours are 9am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm Sunday and closed Mondays except on Bank Holidays. See the Rising Lodge Facebook page for more information.