In 2005 Alex Shapland, his wife Jayne, daughter Nicola and then husband-to-be Andy Soden started making chocolate from a factory on their farm, to sell in their family-run food and drink store in Wadebridge
For Barbara Diggens – the artisan behind Barbara’s Kitchen – food is a passion. Now, with Taste of the West and Great Taste awards under her belt, you’ll find Barbara selling her delicious fare at local food festivals.
Ganley Naish began with two friends making a couple of gallons of cider in the back garden using some surplus cider apples.
Francine Lee has turned a hobby of making jam for friends and neighbours into a thriving business, setting up Bumblees Preserves in 2012.
Fenny Castle Vineyard owners James and Gill Cumming dreamt of planting a small vineyard on the steep slopes overlooking Glastonbury Tor when they arrived at their Somerset farm in 2005. Today they have a range of wines for sale.
Lishkins is a family-run business producing an amazing variety of preserves with fresh produce from their Almondsbury orchard and garden in Gloucestershire.