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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.


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