Local Treasures

Local Treasures

Meet our Local Treasures..

We are passionate about selling the best quality local products.  We search high and low to find great local products grown or produced with love, care and passion.

However, we are not all seeing, all knowing, so if you know of a great local product that we should be selling, please do let us know;

If you are a CUSTOMER simply suggesting a product/producers, please complete this very short from. At the moment, we are running an incentive... If your suggested producer/supplier company becomes one of our Local Treasures in-store, you will be in with the chance of winning a £50 gift voucher (closing date..15th September, 2016) - But you can suggest a company we should be working with ANYTIME! 

If you are a perspective LOCAL PRODUCT PRODUCER, please complete this short form. 

If any suggestions are right for our stores, we will go through the process to get them in store as soon as possible.

Aldwick Court Farm & Winyard

Aldwick Court Farm & Winyard

‘Family owned for five generations, Aldwick Court Farm has long experience of diversification in farming. The recent creation of two vineyards is but one example.In 2008, some two thousand vines were planted in a hectare of Homefield, followed in 2010 by a further 11,000 in the gently sloping, southwest-facing field, Woodlands. In 2013 Aldwick Court Farm & Vineyard were proud to offer their first wines.

They have six varieties of grape: Early and late Pinot Noir, Seyval Blanc, Regent, Bacchus, Madeline Angevine and Solaris. From September through to early November, the grapes are harvested by hand and delivered to their our skillful vintner, Steve Brooksbank’. 

www.aldwickcourtfarm.co.uk/
RCH Brewery

RCH Brewery

The first brew was produced in 1983 at the Royal Clarence Hotel, Burnham-on-Sea. Graham Dunbavan joined the team in 1992 as Head Brewer and new beers were developed, most notably Pitchfork and Old Slug. Production quickly grew from 5bl (180 gallons) a fortnight to 15bl a week (540 gallons), maxing out the capacity of the brewhouse in the hotel!

January 2016 saw the suffer a fire in the brewhouse. Overnight on the 23rd January the fuse box went up causing untold damage. The brewhouse underwent refurbishment and the main building got a lick of paint too. The fire gave RCH Brewery the opportunity to create a whole new image and a makeover was undertaken to set up the brewery for the next phase of their exciting journey!

rchbrewery.com/
Mr Filberts

Mr Filberts

Mr Filbert’s distinctive nut and snack recipes are hot-air roasted then tumbled with 100% natural ingredients using a unique production method, making them tastier and healthier for you than traditional oil fried snacks. Mr Filbert's use local honey, fresh herbs, chilli and hand foraged wild garlic from local sources, and each recipe is free from gluten and diary as well as artificial flavours, colours and preservatives.

mrfilberts.com/
Lovely Drinks

Lovely Drinks

Lovely Drink make delicious drinks from handpicked elderflowers, whole lemons, pressed West Country apples and other English fruits and flowers. Their drinks are all free from artificial flavourings and concentrates.

Lovely Drinks began as a hobby in their potting shed when they started making elderflower presse with the blossoms in the garden and nearby hedgerows. Friends and family kept remarking on how ‘lovely’ it was…and so the Lovely Drinks business was born.

www.lovelydrinks.co.uk/
Sheppy's Cider

Sheppy's Cider

Sheppy's Farm

  • That’s 370 acres of lovely, fertile Somerset.
  • Three Bridges Farm: Arable crops of wheat, oats, barley, field beans and grass ley are grown in rotation over approximately 250 acres. Cereal crops are harvested in July, August and September, and are used for sale and to produce cattle feed for the farm.

Sheppy's Orchards

  • There are 55 acres of cider apple orchards, about half of which are standard trees and half are bush trees. A standard tree is produced from a root stock and builds a good ‘stem’ or trunk which has no branches for 6 feet. It does not produce a good crop of apples for about 15 years, and its best yield is between the ages of 30-60 years.

The Farm and Environment

  • Very little goes to waste on the farm. There pommace (dry apple pulp after pressing) goes for cattle feed, pruned apple wood is used for logs by family and staff, wood chippings are used for surfacing and even their biodegradable packaging waste is used as cattle bedding.
www.sheppyscider.com