No one knows what the real name of this bakery is but we all know where it is, near West Camel on the A303. The bakery has the reputation for baking the best bread for miles around. Elderflowers’ customers haven’t yet quite come to blows over the last loaf, but most don’t hang back if they want to guarantee one for the week-end. The most popular loaf is the scrumptious granary which, if you can resist, will last almost from Friday to Friday.
Essential is a Bristol-based cooperatively run enterprise which specialises in dried goods. Elderflowers regularly places and order for a range of products for sale at the Coop, or will place a bulk order on behalf of customers. Essentials products on sale at the Coop include rice, oats, flour, lentils, beans, dried fruit, quinoa, chocolate. Some goods are bought in retail packs and others are bought in bulk and weighed and packaged by Elderflowers volunteers.
Elderflowers honey comes from hives dotted around Langport, and is collected by Pat Le Hain. pat supplies runny and set honey. Both are truely delicious (dare we say it spread lavishly on our A303 bread!) and have all the properties of honey which comes from local bees collecting local pollen.
Miles tea and coffee have been added to Ederflowers stock not only because they are good but because Miles is a West Somerset company. From the Miles range, Elderflowers currently sells organic, Fairtrade tea-bags, loose tea and ground coffee as well as some herbal and mint teas.
The fish trailer that comes to Langport every Friday morning sells great, locally caught, fresh fish, mainly from Lyme Regis. Elderflowers places an order with McSorsons fish, on the first Friday of every month. For £20, each customer gets a generous bag of fresh or smoked fish. Most is locally caught, depending on the catch that week. It can be frozen and used for fish pie, or more experimental dishes through the month.
Vicky and Neil are enthusiastic and experienced growers who are establishing themselves as providers of local fresh produce in Long Sutton.
Sue provides Elderflowers with seasonal veg from her garden in Windmill Lane. We love her origami packaging made from old newspapers.