Rosamund Young’s West of England Address Book

5th October 2017

Interview: Sophie Missing
Photographs: Sophie Davidson

The farmer and author of The Secret Life of Cows on a fabulous organic veg box, her local milk supplier and a massive natural grocery store

Rosamund hardly ever eats out, so we’re focusing here on her favourite local food shops.


Hotchpotch Organics
“We are incredibly lucky to be able to buy our weekly organic veg box direct from the brilliant grower, Jim Aplin, before he takes all the rest to Stroud Farmers’ Market. He grows a huge range of fabulous produce including many old and unusual varieties.”

Jess’s Ladies Organic Farm Milk
From a local farm in Gloucestershire, the ‘Ladies’ are the herd of 80 cows belonging to Jess Vaughan and her family. “After 58 years of milking our own cow, we’re now buying the delicious Jess’s Ladies milk.”

Warner’s Budgens

Russell Square, Back Lane, Broadway, Worcs WR12 7AP;
Rosamund shops here for fresh bread and local produce. “They stock a whole host of organic products.”

Natural Grocery Store

150-156 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7NG;
“They have a massive range and do a free delivery on store cupboard items and only a small charge (even though we are 20 miles away) for perishables.”

Posted 5th October 2017

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Interview: Sophie Missing
Photographs: Sophie Davidson

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