THE ROOTS FAMILY
The Mounts have been farming in Barkby Thorpe for over 150 years, after Peter sold his dairy herd our concentration turned to the arable side of farming. Having always sold eggs and potatoes from the farm gate, it was the youngest son George who decided it was time to take the plunge and open a shop.
Roots first opened its doors in October 2008, selling veg, meat, ready meals and frozen delights as well as animal feed in The Feed Shed. In October 2013 our little coffee shop opened and more and more people became part of the Roots Family. Anyone that walks through the doors at Roots becomes part of the family.
The Mount Family have expanded since the shop opened, not only did the goats and alpacas arrive, but George got married and is Daddy to two little girls, so he really has his work cut out in the shop, in the fields and at home.
No matter how much the farm changes, Peter and George are Farmers through and through, happiest in a tractor or field and loving the land (even in bad weather)