Delivering fresh, local and ethically sourced food and drink to homes across Bristol and Somerset since 2002.
Supporting local, small-scale farms and independent food and drink producers across Somerset, sustaining existing employment and creating new jobs for local people.
Providing a friendly home delivery service to our communities across Somerset, including complete meals made with locally sourced ingredients which supports our elders to continue living independently.
Creating the opportunity for therapeutic growing projects to raise funding through the sale of fresh produce, and bringing people together around food to build communities and reduce isolation.
Promoting ecological growing and farming methods that improve soil quality and increase biodiversity to protect the natural environment and mitigate the impact of climate change.
They say the best laid plans may go awry, and two recent events require our swift, creative action to continue to support the exciting expansion of Somerset Local Food.
Mike, our last self-employed driver who has been with us since the very beginning, has chosen to move on to pastures new. He will be sorely missed by staff and customers alike, but it also means we will be losing the use of his van at the end of April!
The double whammy is that our trusty workhorse transit van has struggled through its latest MoT and is reaching the end of its working life, and we need to bring forward purchasing a replacement to ensure we have a reliable third delivery vehicle for the existing routes.
We therefore need to raise equity capital quickly through our Community Share Offer to purchase replacement vehicles.
We need to quickly raise £2,000 to purchase a small, pre-loved van so one of our other drivers can deliver Mike’s Bath and Frome route and to give us the small run-around we need to collect produce on a Wednesday.
Over the next two months, we need to raise a further £8,000 to replace the transit van that is currently delivering the Bristol route on a Thursday and the Coastal route on a Friday.
Becoming a shareholder in Somerset Local Food means you become a co-owner of the community owned benefit society and have a say in the future direction of the enterprise, including helping us to protect the natural environment for future generations as we create and strengthen local food systems that revitalise our local communities.
George Paull was a first generation tenant dairy farmer and cattle dealer in the 1940s, and bought Overton Farm at Babcary, Somerset in the early 1960s. Ken and Mary purchased the neighbouring Olive Farm in the late 1960s and now, in its third generation, Dave and Rosie run the combined farms as one unit with 200 hundred milking cows plus young stock.
The farm has been producing rich, high quality Hurdlebrook yoghurts from award winning Guernsey cows since the early 1980s, with Taste of the West and Royal Bath and West awards.
The farm is currently undergoing the conversion process to become organically certified with the Soil AssociationRead more
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