Chryssa Malfa-Erguvan, Helen Weir and Kay Johnson ahead of the opening of The Larder this afternoon

New cafe The Larder launches in the heart of Preston

A new cafe with a twist has opened in Preston city centre.

As well as launching the cafe in the former Ham and Jam premises in Lancaster Road, The Larder is a cooperative with multiple projects.

Founder Kay Johnson prepares for the switch on. She started The Larder in her free time five years ago.
Founder Kay Johnson prepares for the switch on. She started The Larder in her free time five years ago.
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A year ago, Kay secured lottery funding to pay for her time and employ staff on the real living wage.
A year ago, Kay secured lottery funding to pay for her time and employ staff on the real living wage.
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Volunteer Viv Westcott helped out in the count down to the opening party
Volunteer Viv Westcott helped out in the count down to the opening party
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The Larder will host cooking courses, it runs a catering business and it helps local producers meet regulatory requirements, which enables them to sell to more buyers.
The Larder will host cooking courses, it runs a catering business and it helps local producers meet regulatory requirements, which enables them to sell to more buyers.
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