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Posted On: 14-03-2022
Posted In: Community

Culm Valley Sports Centre and Moorhayes Community Centre now have their own vending outlets that offer locally sourced milk.

Customers can purchase fresh pasteurised, non-homogenised whole milk, choose from a variety of syrup flavours to make milkshakes onsite as well as buy reusable glass and plastic bottles.

Both self-serve stations in Tiverton and Cullompton are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week meaning you can easily pick up your fresh milk or favourite milkshake at any time, night or day.

Stokehouse Farm Dairy’s herd of 80 jersey and jersey cross cows are milked once a day at the family-run farm in Bradninch. The milk from the herd is pasteurised gently on the farm, then cooled and transferred to the vending machines.

These outlets provide an environmentally friendly alternative to most supermarket-bought milks with the farm being just eight-miles from the community centre and half of that distance from the Culm Valley Sports centre, ensuring minimal food miles. The reusable nature of the bottles and the refill machines also means a reduction in waste.

Local sustainable projects like this form a small part of the Council’s focus for sustainability across Mid Devon - supporting people seeking to lead a more ‘local’ life; living, working, eating, shopping and spending locally as set out within the Councils Corporate Plan.

Jason Ball, Climate and Sustainability Specialist at MDDC said:

“This is a great outlet for the community to try locally-sourced produce. Cutting down on food miles is a great way we can all help the environment.”

You can visit the Sustainable Mid Devon website to see what else the Council is doing to make Mid Devon cleaner, greener and more sustainable, or sign up to our email newsletter for the latest climate and sustainability news.

Customers can purchase a one litre glass bottle or a half litre plastic bottle onsite to reuse and refill, or alternatively, you can bring your own.

There are three regular milkshake flavours on offer which are Strawberry, Chocolate and Banana with special limited time flavours that include: Coffee, Salted Caramel, Vanilla, Blueberry, Biscuit, Crème Egg and many more.

Stay connected with Stokehouse Farm Dairy on Facebook to keep up-to-date with what the specials are.

Matthew and Christiana from Stokehouse Farm Dairy said:

“It’s early days but both vending locations have been very well received. We are really excited to be offering our milk direct to the consumer and want everyone to know we appreciate their support.”