Milk station at The Apple Tree Farm Shop

THE Apple Tree Farm Shop at Brimsmore Gardens in Yeovil has installed a milk station, which dispenses semi-skimmed milk from Trewithen Dairy in Cornwall.

Adding to the multi-award-winning farm shop’s growing list of green credentials, the new milk station will help customers reduce their single-use plastic waste, while continuing to support a dairy that practises environmentally friendly and sustainable farming methods.

Each reusable screw-cap glass bottle holds up to one litre of milk, from cows that spend at least 120 days grazing outside on Cornish pastures. Once purchased full of milk for £2.99, each refill thereafter will be £1 per litre.

Customers are also encouraged to bring in their own reusable receptacles into the store and fill up for £1 per litre.

Kate Soan, The Apple Tree Farm Shop manager, says: “It is really exciting to be able to offer a more sustainable and environmentally friendly option for buying milk at The Apple Tree Farm Shop. Trewithen Dairy cares as much about looking after their patch of England as we do here at The Gardens Group, making them the perfect partner for this new installation.

“As well as having its own herd of cows, Trewithen Dairy works with other like-minded farmers across Cornwall to produce delicious and sustainable milk, so we hope our customers enjoy being able to reduce their own waste, while also supporting good farming practices.”