Our Story

Our Roots

Welcome to CK’s Fruit, Veg and Flowers! For 30 years we were known as Ibbotson’s, until Rich and Jules took over in July 2022 and CK's was born. The initials C and K honour Rich's parents, who have always inspired and supported him.

Rich and Jules have 25 years of experience each in retail, customer service and HR – but their true passion has always been natural produce. So, when they saw an opportunity to breathe new life into our store they took it, and we’re all very excited for this next chapter.

At CK’s Fruit, Veg and Flowers, we’re committed to offering the best quality produce, locally sourced wherever possible, and at a fair price. But we aren’t just a store, we're part of the community – we love getting to know our customers and brightening their day with our crisp and colourful fruit and veg and gorgeous hand-crafted bouquets.

Our Community

At CK's Fruit, Veg and Flowers, we're dedicated to our local community. That’s why we’ve been building partnerships with local charities, schools, churches and funeral directors.

We're also passionate about sharing our knowledge. We love nothing more than introducing our customers to naturally delicious, healthy foods and sharing how to make the most of our fresh produce in the kitchen.

We’re always on hand to offer advice, answer questions and share recipe ideas, so don’t be afraid to get in touch!

Our Team

We wouldn’t be where we are today without our wonderful team. Every member of the CK’s family is passionate about the products we sell, and they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our store. 

Our staff are knowledgeable about all things fruit and veg, and they love nothing more than helping our customers find exactly what they need. And our qualified florists have such an eye for detail! They're passionate about creating beautiful flower arrangements and are always on hand to offer advice about how to care for the bouquets they create.

Even though we work hard, we still make time for fun. We're a tight-knit group and we love sharing a laugh with each other, and with our customers. We just want to say thank you to our team and to those who support us – we couldn’t do it without you!

Our Values


We believe in offering only the freshest, highest-quality fruit, veg and flowers to our customers.


We're committed to reducing our environmental impact and supporting local farmers and florists whenever possible.


We’re on a mission to build strong relationships with our customers and become an integral part of the local community.


We’re always exploring new ways to modernise the traditional greengrocer and florist model. 


We’re passionate about educating our customers on the benefits of fresh, seasonal produce and flowers.

Our Vision

Our vision is to become the go-to destination for fresh, locally-sourced fruit, veg and flowers in Chesterfield and beyond. 

We want our gorgeous products and wealth of knowledge to surprise and delight our customers daily. And we strive to create a modern, welcoming shopping environment that combines the best of a traditional greengrocer and florist with the convenience and innovation of a modern day farm shop. 

We’ll provide exceptional customer service and expert guidance, and build strong relationships with local farmers, florists and suppliers so that we can continuously improve our store for customers. Thank you for joining us on our journey!