A FARMING business is celebrating after winning 13 Taste of the West Awards. 

Somer Valley Farms, who sell meat and more at their butchers shop at Knoll Farm, Peasedown St John, won 11 awards for meat products and two for their craft beer.

The business aims to reconnect people with local food and drink. Launched in 2022, Somer Valley Farms champion high animal welfare, sustainability and provenance by selling meat and more sourced from their own farm, or other local suppliers. 

Somer Valley Butchers won six gold and five silver Taste of the West Awards, for their range of sausages, bacon, black pudding and charcuterie. 

The Taste of the West Awards recognises local food and drink producers from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. 

Grham Heselton, manager at Somer Valley Farms, said: "Winning 13 awards at the Taste of the West is an incredible honour for us.

"It speaks volumes about the hard work and passion that our team at Somer Valley Farms puts into crafting exceptional products. We are proud to contribute to the rich tapestry of South West England's culinary heritage."

South West Farmer: Somer Valley Butchers produce.

Somer Valley Brewing, the latest offering from Somer Valley Farms, brews craft beer using barley grown at Knoll Farm. 

It is their first year of operation and already they have received a gold award for ther Session Pale Ale 'Rolling Hills', and a commendation for their Helles Lagaer 'Brook'. 

Head brewer Chester Ellis added: "Our recent awards from The Taste of the West are the perfect way to start the year.

"We can't wait to bring our customers more beers using our home-grown barley in 2024. To say we're pretty chuffed would be an understatement!”