SOMERSET foodies are invited this month (November, 2016) to a free festive Tasting Day at a farm shop in the county to help officially kick off the countdown to Christmas.
Rumwell Farm Shop, which is located on the A38 between Taunton and Wellington, is hosting the Yuletide event on Saturday, November 26 from 9am until 3pm.
Anne Mitchell, Joint Owner of the farm shop, which is located on the A38 between Taunton and Wellington, explained: “Our Christmas Tasting Day is very popular and is an annual event in the Rumwell calendar. It is the ideal chance for people to sample locally sourced items perfect for the festive season ahead.
“There will be tastings of our delicious homemade produce including Christmas pudding, cake and mince pies and also cheeses, turkey, chutneys and stuffing.
“Some of our suppliers such as Cellarmarque, Liberty Fields Balsamic, Styles Ice Cream and The Chillees will also be at the event to offer free samples of their produce.
“We hope lots of people pop in to sample some of our tasty festive goodies and in doing so they will be supporting local food and drink producers.”
Rumwell Farm Shop is an independent, family-run, award-winning business owned by the Mitchell family. It was originally a potato store, when David and Anne Mitchell began selling their potatoes and free range eggs at the gate.
Due to customer demand, the range of products soon increased and the farm shop grew into the place it is today. David and Anne’s sons, James and Jack, are now also involved in the business.
Rumwell Farm Shop has a traditional butchery counter selling free range pork and Aberdeen Angus beef reared just four miles away on the family farm. There is also a delicatessen, bakery, jam kitchen and food hall.
Home grown potatoes are also still available as well as everything from fruit, vegetables and groceries to plants, flowers, gifts and cards.
The Rumwell Cafe, which opened in May 2015, is able to seat approximately 80 people. The food prepared in the cafe kitchen is sourced from the farm shop, the Mitchell family farm and regional suppliers.
Families are welcome to the cafe and there is a menu especially for children. The cafe also serves afternoon teas, carvery on a Sunday and is licensed to sell alcoholic beverages.
The Christmas Tasting Day will take place at Rumwell Farm Shop on Saturday, November 26 from 9am until 3pm.
For more information, please call Rumwell Farm Shop, which is located in Rumwell between Taunton and Wellington, on 01823 461599, visit www.rumwellfarmshop.com, follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rumwellfarmshop or log on to www.facebook.com/Rumwellfarmshop.