It is a year this month since The Old Weigh, located at the bottom of Pickering Market Place, opened its doors to customers. James Brown, the owner, would like to say a huge thank you to all of his customers for the support he’s received.
James says: “The first year of any business is difficult, but not one of us could’ve predicted the challenges of the past twelve months. I am very grateful that the community has got behind us and our ethos of buying just the amount of food you need and reducing single-use plastics. And to say thank you, this month we are offering 10% off with our advert [see Handy Mag Ryedale, p. 35].”
The shop boasts a wide selection of locally-sourced food and drinks. There are over 15 loose leaf teas and 15 coffees, which are available to buy in any quantity from a cup to a kilo, as well as a huge range of dry ingredients, honey, jams, and Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil. After adding an extra floor at the end of 2020, the shop now also stocks eco-friendly products and toiletries and offers a large household refills range, with savings of up to 30%.
The Old Weigh has been offering a welcome local delivery service during the pandemic on orders over £10. The service is available every day when they are open, as long as the order is placed before 12 am.
Baking is always popular in the run-up to Easter, and The Old Weigh is the perfect place to pick up all of your high-quality ingredients. There is even a brand new range of food colourings and flavourings on refill—to reduce the amount of tiny plastic bottles that get thrown away. An extensive range of luxury nuts and fruit are available in any amount for taster bundles or large baking recipes, and a dedicated gluten-free section is installed with regular updates to the range.
“A service that has become popular,” according to James, “is where customers drop off containers to be filled by us and then returning to collect them later. If you don’t have any containers, you can place an order and we will have it ready for collection using our own brown paper bags.”
James continues: “We have worked hard over the last twelve months to stock the shop with items requested by our customers and we are pleased that we have become a regular visit for residents. Like all businesses, however, we’re looking forward to an easier year ahead!”