30 March 2015 | Online since 2003



10 July 2007|Farmshops,News

Crowds turn out for the opening of Farm Shop - Bramble & Sage


Graham & Jane Harvey owners of Bramble & Sage

Over 350 people turned out to support the opening of new farm shop, Bramble & Sage on Sunday 1st July at Home Farm, Sutton Montis, near Yeovil. Undeterred by the wet weather the local populous arrived in force to support the new venture which is stocking primarily local produce and is described as a 'deli on a farm'.

"We are so pleased and grateful with the support from the local community, it is amazing" said Jane Harvey, co-owner of Bramble & Sage. "We have been swamped by the amount of customers and many people just couldn't get in the door!"

Delicious cheeses, locally baked breads, Home Farm lamb and tastings from local producers were on offer and many customers left with bags of goodies bulging vowing to return. "The shop itself is just so much more than I expected!' said one customer, "It is a much nicer and more environmentally friendly way to shop rather than at a supermarket".

Over 70 % of the produce at Bramble & Sage is from the South West, and to cut down on food miles and keep everything as fresh as possible all of the fruit, vegetables and fresh herbs at are locally produced.

The Harveys, both from farming backgrounds, have been working around the clock to research and source new and interesting producers from the South West. "We hope we have left no stone unturned whilst delving into the depths of Somerset and Dorset to source the very best local, organic and artisan produce. We are offering something a little bit different to other farm shops and delis," said Graham Harvey "and we have tried to select produce that tastes fantastic and you might not have seen everywhere."

This food passion is reflected in the shops website and newsletter which actively encourages customers to recommend smaller producers that they might have tasted elsewhere in the South West. "If something tastes good we want to hear about it!" said Graham.

Tired and happy that the launch had gone well the Harveys are looking forward to holding other event tastings. Saturday July 28th will see the Dorset Artisan –producer Olives Et Al at Bramble & Sage with their award winning olives, snack and kiln roasted nuts.


Download



Comments


No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

To post comment without approval login or register

Display name

Please enter your name

Email (optional)
Comment

Please enter your comment

Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.

Some error on your process.Please try one more time.



Jobs


10 March 2015
Food Retail Manager, County Durham
Hospitality, Catering, Restaurant, manager, food, kitchen, service, retail, shop, farm,. Our client is an award winning Butch...

25 March 2015
Project Co-Ordinator/ Project Planner/ Project Administrator - London
Project Co-Ordinator/ Project Planner/ Project Administrator - London - £40-48k My client, a financial services company, are ...

18 March 2015
Chef de Partie
All produce is produced at our farm and everything else is locally sourced, we offer a scrumptious menu. Friendly chef requir...

14 March 2015
Business and Social Media Administrator
3 Aspen Farm, Sheep Lane, Woburn, Bedfordshire MK17 9HD. This position is a great combination of general business administrat...

13 March 2015
Apprentice Production Worker
Preston Farm Industrial Estate. This role will cover developing skills in the production sector;...




Top stories you may have missed
23 March 2015 | Cattle

UK butchers face difficulties to recruit...

Butchers in the UK are losing a generation through lack of training opportu...


20 March 2015 | Arable

Dust - the secret fertiliser?

NASA research has revealed how dust blown from the Sahara desert helps supp...


19 March 2015 | Arable

The Budget 2015: A Farmer's Budget?

“In the run up to the Budget 2015 most commentators were predicting that th...


17 March 2015 | News

UK's first floating solar power system l...

The UK’s first fully operational floating solar panel system has been unvei...


13 March 2015 | Animal Health

Labour and Conservatives clash over badg...

Axing the badger cull in England and Wales will save more than £120 million...


12 March 2015 | News

Solar could be cheapest energy source by...

By 2025, solar power could become one of the cheapest forms of energy in ma...


11 March 2015 | Finance

English buyers turn their attention to S...

Demand for Scottish farm land remains strong and continues to be better val...


9 March 2015 | Cattle

2020 vision for the Welsh red meat indus...

The Welsh red meat industry should aim to increase sales by at least 34 per...


6 March 2015 | News

MP raises egg industry concerns on trans...

Fears about the impact that a proposed transatlantic trade agreement could ...


Stay safe and legal when flying drones

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Unmanned Aircraft Systems - or dron...