Producing the Goods

The Frome Independent is back!

STOP PRESS:  SUNDAY’S MARKET IS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS FORECAST. THE ORGANISERS APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE, AND LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING CUSTOMERS AT THE NEXT MARKET IT may not feel much like spring, but it’s just around the corner and the Frome Independent is back on Sunday 5th March, encouraging us all to…

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Wassailing at Liberty Fields

DORSET apple vodka and apple balsamic pioneers Liberty Fields will be holding Wassail celebrations at their orchards in Halstock, on Sunday 22nd January from 3.30 to 6pm. This ancient ceremony, which is carried out to ensure a good apple crop for the coming year, takes place in orchards all over the country in late January….

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Follow your Goldhill meat from field to fork

CHILD Okeford-based Goldhill Organics has become the first online delivery company in the country to offer customers information about the provenance of the meat in their meat boxes. The information about the provenance and sustainability of their meat is provided through an innovative food traceability software application. Goldhill and its supplier Blackmore Vale Butchery are…

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Middle East market opens for Somerset free range eggs

SOUTH Somerset-based free range egg producer and supplier, The Traditional Free Range Egg Company, has started exporting its free range hens eggs to oil-rich Middle East countries including Saudi Arabia. Following  recent awards from Great Taste, Compassion in World Farming and Taste of the West, owners Dan and Briony Wood are now shipping eggs to…

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A distillation

by Simone Sekers RAISE a glass to the ever-increasing range of alcohols around at the moment. It started with gallant wine makers, bravely making the best of the then British weather (I’m thinking of 30  years ago now) and producing often tongue-raspingly acidic white wines that cost more than a premier cru white Burgundy. How…

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