TWO girls of primary school age from Somerset have opened up their own farm shop in Shepton Mallet.

Laurel and Rosie, who are local to the town, first set up The Little Farm Shed to earn spending money for their trip to Glastonbury Festival, selling eggs and produce from their grandfather’s farm.

However, what started out as a small-scale pocket money project has now taken the town and further afield by storm.

With Laurel at the helm of new business ideas and Rosie crafting fruit and veg boxes for delivery, they’ve now partnered with top local suppliers to expand their offerings.

As The Little Farm Shed has grown, it’s become a family operation, with support from their parents and little brother Leonard.

Rosie 7, and Laurel, 10, were selected from twenty-seven contenders to kickstart the retail incubator project - part of a wider strategy which aims to breathe life back into Shepton Mallet's High Street.

The new business resides at 10 Market Place, a historic building in the Shepton Mallet market square, which is now under the new ownership of Interim Spaces.

The charity, having succeeded raising £264,000 for the property purchase and refurbishment, is now ready to enrich the community with a vibrant selection of music, arts, and wellbeing classes, alongside the launch of its inaugural retail incubator occupant, The Little Farm Shed.

At the shop's official opening earlier this week, over 100 visitors attended, despite the strong winds.