South Petherton is a beautiful village and civil parish in the South Somerset district whose local economy has long centered on agriculture. Additionally, throughout its history, this village has served as a center for the production of cider, gloves, and other cottage industries.
Which means South Petherton has many excellent and famous local food and drink producers. And today, we will explore some top local food and drink producers in and near South Petherton. So, stick around till the end.
1. New Cross Fruit Farms Ltd.
They produce dairy and grocery products. This farm takes pride in cultivating the highest-quality produce, which is hand-picked and packaged right there on the farm. They grow a wide range of produce; asparagus, cherries, plums, and other soft fruits are their specialties.
2. Hinton Harvest
They are a small, off-grid farm in south Somerset that raises free-range, slow-grown chickens, guinea hens raised in orchards, Thanksgiving turkeys, seasonal vegetables, and salad greens.
They are a Somerset-based organic farm that produces and supplies the best, entirely grass-fed beef, lamb, and pasture-raised, free-range chicken, goose, and turkey. Their natural way of raising their animals makes their meat exceptional.
4. Elston & Son
They are a small, family-run online shop that provides a carefully curated selection of the best producers, allowing you to purchase cheese to pair with your beer or cider as well as West Country spirits or mixers and have them delivered to you simultaneously, no matter where you are in the nation.
5.Bridge Farm Cider
For more than 20 years, Bridge Farm has been crafting award-winning ciders from South Somerset’s and Dorset’s finest traditional orchards. They only use cider apples from orchards within a tractor ride of the farm. Their ciders are made with a hydraulic press from the early 1900s using traditional rack and cloth techniques.
You can find a variety of cider and apple juice available from Bridge Farm. Their cider comes in single varieties: pear cider and the classic dry, medium, and sweet flavors.
6. Perry’s Cider Mills, Farm Shop, & Tea Room
They’re another award-winning cider and apple juice producer. Perry’s Cider Mills is a free-thinking craft cider company that only enjoys producing craft ciders most naturally and simply possible, using the finest fresh apples, artisanal small-batch methods, wild yeasts, and 100% juice. As a result, their ciders are perfect in terms of depth, taste, and character.
7. Cedrics Cakes
They are the makers of the original, gold-award-winning Somerset Cider and Apple Cake. This family-owned and operated company won Champion Marmalade 2018 and Champion Pickle and Chutney 2020. Along with their bottled conditioned beers, Gold-winning Beekeepers Marmalade Cider, and local bottled ciders, they also sell Scrumpy Cider straight from the barrel.
They also sell locally produced cheese, including organic, blue, smoked, goat, sheep, and cider-washed varieties. And they have expanded their product line to include butter from Somerset farms, local free-range eggs, clotted cream, honey, local apple juice, tea, coffee, homemade shortbread, marshmallows, and meringues.