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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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New scheme to deliver Cumbrian organic milk to doorsteps

A Cockermouth woman has helped to launch an initiative that will deliver Cumbrian organic milk to people’s doorsteps.

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From left, customers Michelle Hughes and Sharon Watson, with Steve Bone and customer Sara Brown

Sharon Watson, of Briar Bank, has been a big supporter of organic food for 15 years and has been working on the scheme since August.

She recruited milkmen Steve Bone and Paul Holland to deliver the milk on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The milk will be processed at a farm in Ulverston and will be delivered in glass bottles straight to people’s doors.

Sharon’s idea came after she attended a meeting about organic produce organised by Cockermouth community group Riversmeet.

She said: “I realised that we could supply people with local organic produce but not with milk.”

Sharon talked with Riversmeet about putting together a potential customer list.

She added: “The milk will have travelled a relatively short distance, and because it is delivered directly to us we won’t have to make a car journey to buy it.

“Organic food is better for you and tastes fantastic. It is the right way for farming to go.”

Milkman Steve, 35, of Slatefell Drive, is planning a leaflet drop to raise awareness.

Anyone wanting to sign up to the delivery can call Steve on 077561 69396.

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