April 2019 is going to be a landmark in the Godminster history timeline as we celebrate the realisation of a long-held ambition to host a market. Richard has had the dream for a long time and on 12th April, it finally becomes a reality. We have some wonderful artisan food and drink producers coming along to showcase their delicious products, and we’re delighted to be able to support them in reaching a wider audience and building our brands together.
This delicious charcuterie is based in Wrington, north Somerset, combing the fabulous flavours of the West Country with traditional Mediterranean production methods.
The charcuterie is all made by hand, and owners James and Andy are keen to keep it that way and preserve the artisanal appeal. They use ingredients – wild garlic, sage, cider etc – from local producers, and pigs that are all reared outdoors in the beautiful south west countryside.
The Chocolate Society
They are skilled chocolatiers and with delicious, imaginative flavours their handmade luxury chocolates make a wonderful gift. The Chocolate Society bars and chocolates are made using real ingredients – butter, cream, fruit – and contain no artificial preservatives; all you taste is the carefully selected flavours.
Kimbers’ Farm Shop
Our neighbours, Kimbers, have been farming just up the road in Charlton Musgrove for more than 40 years, in a family business that dates back more than 300 years! They’ll be bringing some of the best local meat from their mixed stock farm.
Fussels Fine Food Company
Fussels is another local family business that has been farming in Somerset for generations. As well as rapeseed oil, a real alternative to olive oil, Fussels make a range of dressings and vinaigrettes, and yummy foodie gifts.
Good food calls for good wine, so Santé wines will be here! Wells’s independent wine importer has a range of sensational French wines that you won’t find anywhere else in the area.
For those with a sweet tooth, Stretties will be bringing their range of gluten-free cakes (and savouries) made by artisan baker, Sarah, here in Bruton. So whether you fancy a classic carrot cake or a rich chocolate torte, this is the stall for you.
Palette & Pasture
If you haven’t tasted Somerset Gelato from Palette & Pasture near Frome, you have a treat in store! Created by Paul and Rachel Candy, third generation farmers from Trudoxhill, the delicious ice cream uses mainly milk so is lower in fat than other recipes, and fruit syrups made by hand from the fruit growing in the hedgerows around the farm.
These are just a few of the producers that will be at the market. We’ll also be joined by other lovely local businesses like Bruton Flower Shop, Dowding’s, At the Chapel, Hembridge Organics, Bee Natural wax wraps, Nutts Scotch Eggs, Somerset Membrillo, Something for Supper, and the Wyke toastie van!
We love the fantastic food culture in Somerset and we’re proud to be able to support grass roots production locally. We look forward to welcoming you to our first market on 12th April, from 9am – 2pm.