A FAMILY farm shop on the outskirts of Bridgwater with its roots dating back more than 50 years is set to relocate.

Work on 20 new homes from Summerfield Homes on land in North Petherton is set to start this summer, with the first residents expected to move in from spring next year.

The plot is currently occupied by Carrott's Farm Shop.

The shop is due to close in July and owner Tony Carrott will confirm a new location for the business at a later date.

Mr Carrott's father started a mobile grocery business working from an old milk float in 1969 and was assisted by Tony for 20 years.

They moved onto the current site in North Petherton 38 years ago.

Initially they used a former calving shed for storage for their mobile business, which was phased out as customers started attending the premises to buy produce.

Tony then adapted the old calving shed to become more appropriate for a farm shop by adding in a false ceiling and better lighting.

He also made the additions of greenhouses and growing tunnels so they had the ability to grow their own produce to sell.

Similar to the story behind Carrott’s Farm, Summerfield Homes has a rich history evolving from a family-owned construction firm that was founded in 1823.

Summerfield has built a long standing reputation for considerate construction of high quality new homes across the South West, having now completed in the region of 2,000 homes.

The North Petherton development in a prime location near Bridgwater and will feature two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, including a number of affordable homes.

Ed Khodabandehloo, managing director of Summerfield Homes, said: “We are pleased to have acquired the land currently occupied by Carrott’s Farm and look forward to bringing 20 new homes to the market in spring 2023.”