National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

30 January 2015

Two sisters and Young Farmers from Wiltshire are putting their entrepreneurship skills to the test - by setting up their own business.

For 50 years, the Padfield family have been pig farmers in the Wiltshire village of Seend, supplying pork products to restaurants and pubs throughout the county and beyond. Now, Sammy and Becky Padfield, of Devizes YFC, have helped the family business and set up their own farm shop – The Pantry.

Based in Marlborough, and still providing the same top quality meat, the Pantry will be a natural extension to the family business and one which enables the family to continue the business into the third generation.

In addition to being a shop, the Pantry will also provide a takeaway service. A full carvery service will also be available, with dining facilities in the shop and upstairs. Customers will choose, order and then be served at their table.

There are plans to offer private dining to companies who wish to entertain clients, as well as hog roasts at The Pantry or out on site as a catering service.

The conversion of the premises is in full swing, with the shop and dining areas to be finished in the next two weeks.

If any YFC member wants to follow in the footsteps of the Padfield sisters and try and start their own business, NFYFC can help. Thanks to support from Defra, the Federation has teamed up with Natwest to provide a Business Start Up Training Session in Matlock, Derbyshire on 23rd March. The session is free to all YFC members.

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