The Village Shop ........
Our aim is to run the shop as a not for profit community shop for the village, a venue showcasing the best of Manx, linked with ethical, caring and Fairtrade goods.
The Dalby Hub Community Shop:
The Small Shop with Big vision!
We’re supporting Manx Farmers by selling locally sourced produce .....
we’re supporting small scale producers
across the world by selling Fairtrade produce,
and we’re reducing our impact on Planet Earth through our Eco sustainable products !
... join our ethical revolution by Shopping Locally!!
Our village shop is currently only open to local residents as well as residents of The Hub Bunkhouse. The Shop is a "Not for Profit Community Enterprise" run with love by the local community.
Because it's so small, with limited turn over, we’re unable to buy in bulk. We are therefore sometimes more expensive than super markets, our mark-up is needed to help cover our running costs, expenses, Insurance, lights, heat, freezer etc as well loss incurred by out of date stock.
But...... we save you the time of having to go to shop elsewhere as well as the petrol and environmental impact of your journey! Many of our products are produced locally which also helps reduce our carbon foot print. The things that we are unable to source locally we try to ensure has been fairly traded and has the Fairtrade logo. We are also thinking of sustainability ... which is why we’ve introduced a refill system for cleaning products to cut down the plastic waste, it’s dispensed into your own recycled bottle in the shop. Our Bees wax wraps have been very popular as an alternative to cling film and are available in various sizes, they keep food fresh and reduce plastic waste! ( please see our Eco & Household page for more details.)
The shop stocks essential food, such as Manx milk, cheese, butter and bread, and also award winning Manx sausage, bacon and eggs from Close Leece Farm, specialising in rare breeds produce. We also have Manx made Davidson's ice cream in the freezer!
Noah’s bake house bread is frozen on the day it’s baked, and available as a half or full loaf. We’re selling Rapeseed oil produced on Island, which uses the cold pressed method and so retaining the goodness and flavour, and we sell " Heavenly Honey" from Patrick Village just down the road!
We’re proud to be selling locally produced cards, bags, leather goods and art from local artisans. From practical items such as shopping bags and dish cloths, to hand knitted hats, scarves and jumpers!
We welcome ideas and support from the community, if you want to be involved or have any suggestions please get in touch.
Please remember, before jumping into your car for a loaf or a pint of milk that the shop’s here, and it helps save on your fuel bills !
If you have any queries please contact Vicky
For a full range of our stock see:
Eco and household