We started in 2002, working with Somerset Farmers Markets, as a way of making local food available to everyone in Somerset. Our ethos is to bring top quality local food to your door in the most direct way possible.
We think it is important that you know:
- Where your food comes from
- Who produced it
- How they produced it
- Exactly what went into it
And to help the environment and the local economy:
- We use the minimum of packaging
- We minimise food miles
- We give preference to food produced in Somerset
- Items sourced from further afield will often be fair trade and/or organic
How it works
On Tuesday morning we collate all of our customers orders and contact our "family" of suppliers to set in motion the gathering together of your order, which is boxed up and delivered to your door on Thursday or Friday.
We would like to share our exciting plans for improving our service with all our customers and suppliers during 2018!
Firstly, we will be launching a new and improved website to make it easier to find your favourite items as well as tempting new additions. Along with this new ‘shop window’, there will be new liveried delivery vehicles and new branding. We will look very different this time next year!
We are putting our core values, the ones that made us start the business back in 2002, at the heart of the business. We are passionate about making local produce more readily available to our customers, bringing you good value, high quality food and, in doing so, supporting the rural economy and its increasingly hard-pressed smaller producers.
The business will become a Community Benefit Society, owned and financed by the local community, tying it more closely to the interests of both customers and producers. Doing so will enable us to generate the finance to implement changes through grant applications, direct financing and issuing community shares in the business. This will be an ideal opportunity for our customers to support a business which we believe reflects their values and those of our producers.
You can find out much more about our story, plans and management team here.
We’ll be holding drop-in sessions to provide more information about our community share offer in the New Year. To express your interest in finding out more about the share offer, please just drop us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Roger White - Founder