For the food that we cannot produce ourselves we support local independant retailers and farmshops. We recommend restaurants and cafes that are within a 10 mile radius of our property and that we know well. We recommend family owned attractions and trips out in the local area, such as Forde Abbey, East Lambrook Manor, Perry's Cider and pottery at Dowlish Wake, walking the Parrett trail and encourage the use of the cycling routes around South Somerset.
We encourage visits to local artists and potters and we support Somerset Arts week which occurs annually in October. We attend the South Somerset Council's leaflet distribution event to keep us up to date with what's going on locally. We support the Save Crewkerne's Recycling Facility, much loved and supported by the people of Crewkerne but under threat of closure through the Council's cut backs.
We host an annual Plant Hunter's Fair which is organised by the Somerset group of Plant Heritage, a charity responsible for saving our garden plant heritage by way of National Collections. We support the local schools by attending their fund raising events and being involved with the Parents and Friends Association.