March 04, 2022 3 min read
Based in Newark the company is run by David and his cousin Steve. With David managing the Country Store and Steve running their Arable Farm and Highland Fold there’s a lot to do. Stephen Cobb, on the Arable Farm.
Photo credit from https://www.cobbscountrystore.com/services/[/caption] The store sells basically everything that might be needed for farming, smallholdings & equine; animal feed, bedding, fence posts, clothing, tools, ironmongery, saddlery, and everything in between. They have a loyal local customer base to whom they will deliver free of charge within 30 miles, and in the recent disastrous flooding of the areas their delivery tractor has “been a godsend”, David told us. People had been flooded in the area and couldn’t get out, nor their supplies in – Cobbs came to the rescue ensuring anything they might need was delivered. The Highland Fold, reared on the Cobbs farm since 1990. Photo credit from https://www.cobbscountrystore.com/highland-cattle/
But in this modern era Cobbs know that diversification is key to success in the agriculture industry, they have run the shop for 29 years which is based on 15 acres, another 800 acres of arable land, plus renewable energy with a solar park. Their latest venture will be a Coffee Shop due to open in the new year, which is where the Easy Petrol Post Driver comes in.