Delivering fresh, local and ethically sourced food direct to homes across Somerset since 2002.
LATEST – We are now accepting registrations and orders from new customers whilst continuing to support our existing customers, elders and those who are housebound.
We deliver to all addresses in the BA and TA postcode areas plus most BS postcode areas (essentially those postcodes south of the M4).
We have to manage the total number of orders we can fulfil each week to ensure the health and well-being of our warehouse team. Orders can only be placed from 10:30 am each Sunday until all the delivery slots have been filled, or by 09:30 am on Monday morning, whichever comes sooner. After that we place all the orders with our suppliers for delivery to the warehouse on Tuesday and Wednesday. Orders are picked, checked, packed and ice packs are added when needed. They are delivered to your home on Thursday or Friday to ensure the produce remains as fresh as possible.
Change or additions to existing orders can be made until 09.00 on Monday morning. Contact email@example.com if you would like to update your order or add something you had forgotten.
If the site is open for orders, you will see a ‘count-down’ clock at the top of your screen.
Many of our customers say how much they appreciate receiving a friendly text reminder every Sunday morning as our website re-opens. If you’d like a free SMS notification, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for your mobile number to be added. If you don’t have a mobile number, a voice message reminder can be sent to your landline number. You can unsubscribe from this service at any time.
Supporting local, small-scale social and traditional growers, farms and independent food and drink producers across Somerset, sustaining existing employment and creating new jobs for local people.
Ensuring inclusive availability of affordable fresh, local and healthy produce and providing a friendly home delivery service direct to homes within our communities across Somerset including complete meals made with locally sourced ingredients to support our elders to continue living independently in their own homes.
Creating the opportunity for social and therapeutic growing projects to become more financially viable through the sale of surplus produce and developing ‘food for good’ strategies to bring people together around food to build communities, reduce isolation and alleviate food poverty.
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
Somerset Local Food is a Community Benefit Society owned and financed by the local community. We are committed to promoting the abundance of beautiful local food produced and made by Somerset’s local producers.
We believe that as a community owned social enterprise, together with our community shareholders, we can grow a local food movement that makes good food accessible to everyone in Somerset, impacting on people’s health and wellbeing, maintaining the natural landscape and protecting the local environment to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Becoming a shareholder in Somerset Local Food means you also 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.
We currently have an open membership share offer to raise funds for the installation of a mezzanine level in our warehouse. This will give us a mess-room for the staff to have their breaks and will free up space at ground floor level to make working easier and enable us to hold more product lines. Further details can be found here.
We also welcome smaller donations which can be added to your order – here’s a link
As a Community Benefit Society, it is important we have a broad base of customers, producers and staff that own shares and participate in the running of the business.
This latest share offer has so far raised £25,700 but we have more to do to reach our target of £50,000. Your investment will help us to achieve our short term goals including: