TWO brothers have opened a farm shop on their sister's farm in West Somerset.

Gabriel and Fraser Purdey, 29 and 22 respectively, sell sustainable priced meat they claim beats supermarket prices from the outlet in Horner.

They also stock chocolate goodies and more than 75 flavours of ice cream.

The business took off last summer and proved a big hit with tourists.

The siblings have kept the shop open over the winter and have seen a growing local customer base, with people travelling from nearby and even as far away as Taunton.

Gabriel said: "Our new family business has large ambitions from our small beginnings.

"We started the business with just £3,000 last June and have grown it to a very good sized shop with a large range of products to choose from.

"All of our meat comes from carbon negative farms, not using any offsets in other countries, just clever farming methods.

"We all believe the future of food is local food with great provenance and this is what the farm shop is all about.

"However, unlike a lot of smaller business our meat is actually cheaper than a supermarkets meat, which is quite unique for green food with 100 per cent traceability.

"We stock a huge range of products from Somerset and Exmoor."

Sister and married mother-of-two Holly, 34, runs two farms, supplying beef and goat meat, as well as chicken eggs.

No pesticides, fertilisers or antibiotics are used on the farms.

"It's very much a family affair," said Gabriel.

"We put forward different ideas on how we approach the business, but at the end of the day we all agree.

"I have a background in chocolate and ice cream, whereas Fraser does the design work and the building and Holly is on the farm.

"It's a real community shop where local people can come in to buy some very sustainable meat.

"Our local customer base has really grown, which has been helped by extending the shop, building more shelving units and adding more products all the time.

"We attracted plenty of tourists last summer. We grew up in the area, so we're able to recommend where they can visit.

"But we didn't want to just be a seasonal business like many others in the Minehead area, which is why we decided to stop open in the winter."