City Country Life // Local & Seasonal Food

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Hi friends and welcome to another installment of City Country Life // Local & Seasonal Food.  I cover the countryside and Becca at Keeping up with the Joneses gives the city perspective.

Did you enjoy reading about Bonfire Night last week? Here they are again in case you missed them Bonfire Night in the Country // Bonfire Night in the City.  Now that Bonfire Night is over we’re well and truly on the trot towards Christmas now aren’t we?  Although I’m still not sure I’m quite ready for it just yet.

This week’s topic is Local & Seasonal Food.  I don’t know about you guys but I always want to support local business as much as I can.  I decided to hit up the market I usually go to on a Thursday in Sherborne, Dorset.

Bread Man Bread

I get bread from this stall on the weeks I make it to the market, the kids also love their cheese straws. I’m looking forward to picking up some Christmassy panetonne and mince pies from there too as the weeks go on.  Taylor’s Traditional Bakers based in Bruton.

Chestnuts Christmassy Fruit and Veg Fruit and veg stall

I love this fruit and veg stall, always super fresh and seasonal and included some Christmas goodies too.

I then took Little Miss to Brimsmore Garden Centre to their shop Apple Tree Farm Shop, they have loads of locally produced wines, ciders (Somerset is the KING of cider) wines, liqueurs, cakes, chutneys, jams, honey, cheeses and olives, the list is endless.  I also loved that they had Christmassy treats out too which made me feel very festive indeed.

Brimsmore Biscuits Brimsmore bottles Brimsmore choc lollies Brimsmore jars Brimsmore shop 2 Brismore christmas Brismore shop

We also love Goose Slade Farm Shop who have products as above, we also love their meat which is butchered on site.  If you want Goose on your Christmas table as an alternative to Turkey this is the place to go.

A lot of love, hard work, dedication and experience goes into making and selling these locally made items and the producers are proud of their products and rightfully so.  The flavour is always tonnes better than in mass produced food and I’m convinced it’s better for your health and for the environment.  Even better that you know you’re supporting local businesses too.

Sherborne Market’s

Yeovil Farmer’s Market

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Lizzie xo

Lizzie Somerset


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9 thoughts on “City Country Life // Local & Seasonal Food”

  1. We are so fortunate to live close to another town that is totally different from my hometown so I get the best of both worlds. Love living on the Somerset/Dorset borders xo

  2. I love little shops and markets SO much! I would so much rather shop there than the big box stores, unfortunately with 5 kids, it is often hard for me to do that. But I still make a point of shopping them around birthdays and holidays, and every time we go on vacation or visit a new town they are the first things I visit. Sounds like you have some great ones!

    I found you on #TwinklyTuesday, and thanks for the link-up as well!

  3. Thanks Miranda, we love the farm shops we have nearby, but like you it is hard to find everything you need in one so we do use a supermarket too. I buy local where I can and love the markets. Thanks for linking up to #CityCountryLife xo

  4. Your photos are amazing! Making me tempted for a late night feast! Thanks so much for inviting me to link up – your site is lovely xx

  5. I saw your post Laura and thought how beautiful it was and how well it fits into this week’s topic! Thanks so much for linking up Laura, hope to see you back next week for next week’s topic ‘Out & About’ #CityCountryLife Lizzie xo

  6. Aaah I absolutely love farmers markets and farm shops!! 🙂 The only negative is the fact that I’m so greedy — we buy so many good things to eat then end up stuffing our faces!! All this lovely artisan produce doesn’t last 5 minutes in our house!! 😉 Thanks so much for linking up with us on #TwinklyTuesday

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