Left to right: Owen Irvine, Richard Shannon and Jim Irvine

When we realised that we wanted old fashioned butchery skills, experience and knowledge in our new Farm Shop, one name came to the fore and we knew we had to ‘meat’ him.  With over 30 years experience in the local meat trade including running a highly successful local butchers in Doagh for over a decade, Jim Irvine is the man to deliver ‘traditional meats made modern’ at our new Farm Shop in Templepatrick.
Jim Irvine will team up with his son Owen and colleague Richard Shannon, to bring a collective 40 years experience and will ensure high quality, local meats matched with the best value, variety and customer experience when the Farm Shop opens on 26 March and you can meet them in person.
Richard Fry, Managing Director, Coleman’s Garden Centre commented: “We are delighted to welcome Jim Irvine, his son Owen  and Richard on board here at our new Farm Shop to open later this spring. Jim’s experience and innovation in creating new handmade products with a twist as well as the traditional products you have come to expect will we are sure create a lasting impression with our ever expanding customer base. Old school butchery is coming back and despite some of the major supermarkets waving a fond farewell to the food counters in some stores we are convinced that our customers will build a healthy relationship with Jim and his team.
It’s about great products done well but also about creativity, flair and relationship building. That’s what we know our customers want within our Farm Shop and we are committed to deliver –  they want expertise and advice from someone that they can rely on to deliver a wide range of everyday essentials such as homemade pies, lasagnes, burgers, bacon, traditional and specialty sausages and much much more.
We look forward to welcoming Jim, Owen and Richard on board and are sure that the butchers block at Coleman’s Farm Shop will be a great place to get great meat and you will find yourself spoilt for choice.”