Address; Stratton-on-the-Fosse,Radstock, BA3 4GE
Loves Lane are a biodynamic/organic farm producing pork,lamb and beef.They are GM free and grow their own animal feed or buy Demeter grain.
A family farm passionate about bringing high quality,nutritious organic food to their local community.
During the Corona virus lockdown phone Brock to organise a delivery of meat in the Midsomer Norton/Radstock/Frome area.
Address :Unit 1, The Midland,London Road, Warmley, BS30 5JB
Tel: 0117 3298578
We are a local community bakery in Warmley, Bristol. We make and bake everything on site using but not bound to traditional ideas and methods.
Address: The Old Redhouse Farm, Stratton on the Fosse, Radstock ,BA3 4QE
A bio-dynamic /organic Farm producing their own pork , lamb & beef and growing their own animal feed or buying demeter grain. Passionate about bringing high quality nutricious organic food to their local community and all animals are bred, born & raised on the farm.
Loves Lane bring their own fresh pork and charcuterie to the Cheese & Grain farmers market
Happy 2019 to all of our customers some of whom have been with us for nearly 2 decades from our launch in Glastonbury in 1999!
This year, we will be celebrating this amazing milestone throughout the county with a birthday party at each of our 8 market venues during the year …. more news to follow!
However as we step into our 3rd decade we are mindful of our original purpose and role within the local agricultural and food economy and the need to evaluate and update our intent.
Since we were formed the environmental issues have become ever more urgent,the effects of climate change and plastic pollution more apparent and many species of wildlife extinct or in danger of extinction.
We were ‘created’ from Agenda 21 money as a direct result of the 1st climate change summit in Rio when the United Nations member states developed an action plan that each local government area should draw up its own plan to ‘act locally’ to prevent climate change by promoting local initiatives focusing on sustainable development and counteracting the damaging effects of globalisation.
So in our small way we began pioneering within the county of Somerset and also in Bath & North East Somerset a network of Farmers Markets supporting local food production,aiming to reverse the demise of the small family farm and re-introducing the concept of buying local food directly from the farmers, growers,brewers,cider & cheese makers ,bakers ,foragers and cooks! Creating trust between customer and producer and serving as an antidote to mass produced industrial scale food production and farming with no added value to the local environment, animal welfare or even nutritional value to the customer.
We enforced low mileage criteria, asked non- farmers to use local ingredients and over the years have encouraged our customers to use one of our 4,000 re-usable jute bags or bring their own.
However we all recognise that the spotlight is now urgently on reducing single use,non renewable plastics so we are urging our members to evaluate their packaging used to ensure it can be re-cycled, re-used,compostable or biodegradable depending on their produce.
This year we will share the good practice of some of our existing members and urging new members to start off using environmentally friendly packaging.
Finally we continue to applaud the many customers who bring their own re-usable bags and are also beginning to bring along their own containers !