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Cauliflower, Cake Cavalo Nero - Luxury Holiday properties in Somerset

With winter fast approaching we turn to the comfort of warming soups and cosy jumpers, dig out the scarf we put away in April and begin imagining long evenings in front of the fire. Why not pay a visit to your local Farmers Market and return with some delights to make those winter days and nights a little more decadent?

Cauliflower, Cake and Cavalo Nero

In the Sleeps12 office we are firm believers in supporting local companies. As a small family run business we pride ourselves in offering much more than a distant, cold service. We advertise many local caterers on our property pages, we use local businesses for our website design, filming and photography. Working together and supporting one another is rewarding and we are proud of it.

In the Sleeps12 office we are firm believers in supporting local companies. As a small family run business we pride ourselves in offering much more than a distant, cold service. We advertise many local caterers on our property pages, we use local businesses for our website design, filming and photography. Working together and supporting one another is rewarding and we are proud of it.

We recently made the most of some Autumn sunshine and took a trip to local Taunton Farmers Market. Emily, armed with a note pad and pen set off to meet the local growers, makers and bakers efficiently assisted by Fran from BumbleesJam. Working their way around the market she smiled with happiness at the people she met and the warm reception she received. Much more than stall holders she encountered people bursting with pride for the goods they were selling. They were proud of their wares, proud of the time and effort they spent creating something so special and unique. We all know the lure of TV adverts and their promise of something special, but that isn’t unique, home grown or homemade with love. And dare I say it produced through blood, sweat and I imagine some tears. Why settle for generic when you can have extraordinary? 


With a range of produce from cakes to beef all producers have to be from within a 30 mile radius so someone purchasing from the market can be sure that they really are supporting local producers.

Emily noticed many shoppers stopping to get something for lunch or picking something up for tea and as a result the market was buzzing. Comments of ‘that smells delicious’ or ‘look at that’ were often heard. Vegan and gluten free food was also avaliable so there really was something for everyone. She eventually made her reluctant way back to the office with a few goodies and a rumbling stomach. An office lunch was organised for the next day and Sarah even bought in a homemade fig and apple crumble made using apples from her neighbours garden. We were so impressed we have provided links to many of the producers at the market, you’ll notice that they do a variety of different markets, have their own shops on site and even do delivery schemes.

Please do support local producers, go along to a farmers market wherever you are based and relish the opportunity to get something you know has literally come from the land you’re standing on. You can’t immerse yourself in the local area much more than that!

 

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