Somerset farm shop wins nine awards for appetizing produce

Rumwell Farm Shop is relishing the taste of success after winning awards for every product it entered in a recent prestigious competition. The popular shop best known for its donuts received an award in each of the nine categories.

The popular shop and cafe on the A38 between Taunton and Wellington has won nine Taste of the West awards, including seven golds. Gold medals were awarded for traditional pork sausage, unsmoked back bacon, homemade bundles, bean chutney, spinach, mushroom and feta quiche, cereal bread and donut to the jam. The new gluten-free donut won a silver medal and the pear and almond pie was commended.

Anne Mitchell, co-owner of the farm shop, was particularly thrilled as the business celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Each of the nine products was made by the team on site and often featured the farm’s own produce as ingredients.

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“We are delighted to have received all these awards and so many gold medals,” she said. “These are truly wonderful results – an award for every product we’ve been involved in, which is amazing! It’s especially nice as we celebrate our 25th anniversary in business this year as well.”

She was particularly thrilled to be recognized for the sausages and bacon, which are made from hand-raised free-range pigs on the farm which is just four miles from the shop. The farm also provides eggs for the quiche.

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She added, “We’ve only just started producing our gluten-free donut in our new gluten-free kitchen, so we’re really pleased to have received an accolade like this so soon after its launch.”

Taste of the West, established in 1991, is the regional food and drink trade organization for the South West of England. The products featured are among hundreds in the Made at Rumwell range which features ingredients from Somerset and the South West.

Rumwell Farm Shop is an independent family business owned by the Mitchell family. It was originally a potato store, when David and Anne Mitchell started selling their potatoes and free-range eggs 25 years ago.

Due to customer demand, 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, along with daughters-in-law Sophie and Donna.

As well as a traditional butcher’s counter selling its home-raised and free-range pork and Rumwell Angus beef, visitors can call in a flower shed, shop at a delicatessen, browse a bakery, see a jam shop , a food hall, a wine cellar and a gift room on site.

The Mitchell family says the awards are a wonderful recognition of the hardworking farm and workshop teams.

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Rozella J. Cook