Broughgammon Farm plans farm shop and café expansion

Northern Irish artisan cabrito and veal processor Broughgammon Farm has announced plans to add a farm shop and café to its estate. 

Based at Ballycastle in County Antrim, Broughgammon Farm is seeking planning permission to convert a barn into a shop and café that will feature its award-winning cabrito and rose veal along with other products. It hopes to have the new facility open next year.

Broughgammon is headed up by Charlie Cole and brother Sandy. They also hope to employ more staff to operate this expansion.

“The new shop will be a conversion of our round-top barn, which is just the right size for a cosy café and farm shop as well as a space for pop-up suppers and workshops,” said Becky Gray, Broughgammon marketing manager. “We will serve up a menu including our artisan meat products as well as using other local products. The mood will be cosy and casual.

“We want it to reflect the farm, so we will keep it as rustic as possible with some fun additions to add character too,” she added. “We feel like the conversion will really give back to the farm financially, as we can use it for a multitude of events and workshops, and also as a daily café and hub for the community.”

The Coles produce 300 goats a year and have 25 free-range bull calves. The company has also experienced growth in online meat box sales from its artisan butchery and has launched cookery classes on the farm.

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