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Our Story

Farming has been in the Stephen family for 3 generations.

Established in the 1970's by Eric J Stephen, Thorneybank Farm Shop started out as a bench at the side of the road selling surplus veg to the local community.  The shop has developed over the years and we now offer the most unique shopping experience in the North East of Scotland.

 

In November 2018 we invested in vending technology to enhance our customers shopping experience.  Our vending machines were the first of their kind in the UK, they are clean, safe and very user friendly.  Cash and contactless payments are accepted.

We grow our own vegetables and tatties.  The fancy pieces are made in house and we work with a small group of local trusted vendors and distributors to bring the finest food products.  

Come and visit us in person to experience Thorneybank Farm Shop for yourself.

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Timeline
Eric J Stephen started selling surplus veg from 
bench at road side
1979
Products extended to potatoes, eggs and home bakes
1983
Internal renovations to store area 
2011
Vending technology introduced and re-opening of Thorneybank Farm Shop
Dec 2018
1982
Bench replaced with cart
1990's
Cart replaced with permanent hole in the wall 
Oct 2018
Closure of hole in the wall and opening of "pop up shop"
Dec 2019
Expansion inc additional vending machines