We’ve spent the last few days in our favourite part of North Norfolk, and one of the places we visited was the old priory at Binham.
Just next door to it is a dairy farm.
We’ve been here before, but, since we last visited, the enterprising farmer has opened a wonderful shop.
And I call it wonderful, despite the fact that it has no staff and contains only a few vending machines. But these are refrigerated machines, that contain fresh produce from this and other nearby farms. One is full of cheeses, and I can confirm that all the ones we bought are very good.
Also there is a dispenser of fresh, unpasteurised milk: bring your reusable bottle and top up from the machine. (Pictures on the dairy’s site here.)
But amidst all of this wonderful stuff, there was also a glimpse of the past, or perhaps the future. Remember those things called coins, which we used to need for buying things, but which are now only used as tokens for remote car parks?
Well, here, you can pay £5 with your contactless card, phone or watch, and get £5-worth of them: a £2 and three £1 coins in a little bag. I thought that was great!
Oh, and the yoghurt is truly excellent too.