A Kent-based village store and farm shop has extended its hamper offering to the whole of the UK through the launch of a website.

Heath Stores in Horsmonden specialises in fine foods and local produce and will be offering hampers online for the first time, not just for Christmas, but for all occasions throughout the year, such as Mother’s Day.

Owner Kate Mills said: “We’ve always sold hampers in store, but the website gives customers the opportunity to access wonderful produce from Kent that they can’t get anywhere else.

“For us it leverages all selling opportunities, not just here and in nearby Sussex but all over the country.”

The website went live last weekend and by Monday the store already had two orders.