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99p Per Litre
Brilliant! So glad you offer this service . We used to get through 4 or 5 4pint bottles a week so it's made a big difference to our plastic use.
We are proud to offer both whole and semi-skimmed loose milk for sale in the Farm Shop. The milk is supplied by Gundenham Dairy near Wellington, right here in Somerset.
We are simply delighted that this initiative has been so warmly welcomed by our customers! In one month since installing the milk dispenser in the shop, we sold over 1,000 litres of milk. Are you wondering how many plastic milk bottles worth that is? It’s over 440 4-pint plastic bottles (in one month!) that have been saved from being discarded or sent for recycling.
We've also received such positive feedback from our customers saying just how delicious this milk is. Does it simply taste better from a glass bottle? Or is it the pureness and quality and of the milk (nothing added and nothing taken away)? We think it's both.
There were two main reasons for choosing Gundenham Farm milk;
Firstly, they offer a proven quality product - that has even won milk awards!
Secondly, it’s produced, pasteurised, bottled and distributed on the farm - just 20 miles away! This means we get our milk to you quicker and fresher - that’s what we call cutting down on food miles!
One litre of milk is just 99 pence. Glass milk bottles are available to buy in the shop if you need them, then you can wash and refill them over and again.
Our thanks to everyone who has supported this initiative and we look forward to serving you lots more milk in the future!
LOOSE MILK FAQs
Q. Is it raw milk?
A. No, it is pasteurised.
Q. Is the taste different from supermarket milk?
A. We love it and we've received many comments from customers saying how much they enjoy it over supermarket milk.
Q. Do you have skimmed milk?
A. Not at the present time.
We currently offer whole and semi-skimmed milk.
Q. What size are the bottles?
A. The bottles we sell are one litre.
Q. How much is it?
A. The milk is 99p per litre.
If you want to buy a bottle, they are £1.50.
Q. Do you have any advice for sterilising the bottles?
A. Some customers put the bottles through the dishwasher.
We also stock VWP Cleaner in the shop (in the Home Brew section) which is perfect for sterilising bottles.
Q. How does the milk come from the dairy, packaging-wise?
A. It is supplied in a bag in a box, which is sent back to the dairy.
ABOUT THE DAIRY
Gundenham Farm has a long history of producing and selling milk which dates back to the 1930s. In those days the milk was transported to nearby customers in a churn which was carried in the back of a pony and trap. It was then ladled out of the churn straight to the customer. Unsurprisingly, things have changed quite a bit in milk industry since then! It's now the third and fourth generations of the same family that are farming at Gundenham and the majority of the 500 acre farm is used to provide food and grazing for their Holstein Friesian herd.
AWARD WINNING MILK AND CREAM
Gundenham Farm has been awarded numerous 'Taste of the West' awards over the years, for their whole and semi-skimmed milk, clotted and double cream. The Taste of the West Award is a mark of quality from this independent food group, who's aim is to recognise and promote fantastic local food and drink from our region.