A traditional Cliftonville greengrocer and general store that opened in Cliftonville in 2018 has closed amid the cost of living crisis.
KG Winters on Northdown Road was set up by Kate and George Winteringham, who were passionate about offering seasonal produce to customers.
The couple dealt directly with local farms and aimed to help customers reduce their household plastics by selling all fresh food out of plastic wrapping-.
As well as vegetables they stocked local meat products, milk in returnable glass bottles, freshly baked breads and patisseries, snacks, drinks and store cupboard staples and homewares.
But sadly economic circumstances mean the couple took the decision to close the doors for a final time this month.
In a post on their social media page they say: “This week, almost exactly four years after we first opened, we closed the doors for the last time at K.G Winters.
“Due the current economic climate that we are living in and following a series of increasingly debilitating challenges over the past two and a half years, the reality of running a small business such as this in these times, has become too much of a challenge for us, and we have had to make the difficult decision to close.
“Four years ago, we opened our doors to the Margate community, with the hope of bringing the incredible produce from around Thanet to our customers.
“We feel privileged to have been able to work with so many fantastic producers, farmers, and makers, and have had a great time meeting all our customers and growing our business along the way.”
Kate and George thanked customers for their support and said they were grateful to have had the experience.
They added: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their kind support, all those who came in to buy some veggies, signed up to our veg boxes, had a turkey delivery, sent a hamper, bought a giant piece of cheese, or joined one of fermentation classes, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being part of our adventure.”