Delivering fresh, local and ethically sourced food direct to homes across Somerset since 2002.
John Rowswell’s family have lived in Barrington for around 500 years but in the early 20th century they bought Bakers Farm. As a market gardener, John grows without chemical fertiliser, herbicides or pesticides. He is not certified organic because he struggles to buy organic seeds for some of his more exotic produce, but he’s happy that all his produce is grown ‘naturally’ … and his customers agree, supplying New covent Garden market and a wide range of top-end restaurants and bistros …
** Order before 9am each Tuesday morning for delivery on Thursday or Friday that week. Orders received after 9am on Tuesday will be added to the following delivery cycle **
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.
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: