18th October 2021

Design-a-doughnut for charity

AN AWARD-WINNING farm shop in Somerset is inviting people to put their thinking caps on and come up with their own unique doughnut filling for a competition in aid of charity (February 2021).

Rumwell Farm Shop & Café is asking people to submit their doughnut filling ideas with the best one being put into production and sold in aid of its charity of the year.

Anne Mitchell, Joint Owner of the Farm Shop, located on the A38 between Taunton and Wellington said: “Our doughnuts have been hugely popular recently, so we thought we would have some fun and run a competition in aid of our charity of the year.

“We’re asking people to come up with a unique doughnut filling and submit their ideas to us, for the chance of having their doughnut made and sold in our Bakery throughout April.

“Proceeds from the sales of the winning doughnut will go to our chosen charity for 2021, Conquest Centre.

“We want to see some really wacky and out-there doughnut filling ideas. Ideas and any recipes can be submitted via email at chris@rumwellfarmshop.com and should be submitted by Friday, March 26.

“A winner will be picked and announced on our social media pages. They will also receive a small hamper and a selection of doughnuts to enjoy.

“The winner will be expected to collect their prize and have their photos taken for publicity, including social media, in April at a mutually agreeable day and as long as restrictions have been lifted and it is safe to do so.”

Conquest Centre’s aim is to create an inclusive equine environment that will allow people to achieve their personal goals. It offers coaching for disabled and able-bodied clients.

All its activities are delivered by qualified instructors with specialist expertise in working with people with disabilities, behavioural difficulties and emotional problems, and are supported by a team of specially trained volunteers.

Its core activities include riding, carriage driving, horse care, back ­riding and sensory work. It aims to provide either group or private sessions as appropriate.

Jess Dixon, Centre Manager at Conquest Centre, said: “I am really looking forward to seeing everyone’s amazing doughnut ideas and of course give the winning one a try!

“Conquest Centre is always grateful for support from the community, as we work towards our mission for everyone to have access to the therapeutic support they need, competitions like this enable us to raise local awareness of our charity, in such a fun way.”

Rumwell Farm Shop is an independent, family-run, award-winning business owned by the Mitchell family. Originally a potato store, David and Anne Mitchell began selling their potatoes and free-range eggs at the gate more than 24 years ago.

Due to customer demand, the product range soon increased, and the business grew. David and Anne’s sons, James and Jack, are now also involved, as well as their daughters-in-law, Sophie and Donna. 

Rumwell Farm Shop has a traditional butchery counter selling its home-reared, outdoor-reared pork and Rumwell Angus beef. There is also a delicatessen, bakery, jam kitchen, food hall, wine cellar and gift room. 

Its own, home-grown potatoes are available, when in season, as well as everything from fruit, vegetables and groceries to plants, Somerset-grown cut flowers, gifts and cards. 

The Rumwell Café, which is currently closed due to restrictions, is a large and spacious building. The food prepared in the café kitchen is sourced from the farm shop, the Mitchell family farm, which is just four miles away, and other regional suppliers.

Families are welcome to the café when it is open and there is a menu especially for children. The café also serves afternoon teas, carvery on a Sunday and is licensed to sell alcoholic beverages.

For more information, please call Rumwell Farm Shop, which is located in Rumwell between Taunton and Wellington, on 01823 461599 or visit www.rumwellfarmshop.com.