Over the past few years, Rick has embarked on a voyage of discovery taking him the length and breadth of Britain, searching out the very best of all British produce.

Directory of produce

This directory gives you a taste of many of the producers of excellent food that I have discovered. These are my Food Heroes who are the stars of the TV series and Food Heroes books. The directory is organised into types of food and then into the different regions of Britain and Ireland.

Each entry describes the produce and whether it can be bought at the farm door or shop or by delivery, on the web or by mail order. Please select an option below to discover the Food Heroes in your region.

 

During the filming of Food Heroes, we decided to test whether there really is any difference between battery eggs and free-range ones. We had a panel of 15 tasters from the Crown Hotel in Carlisle, and we cooked each of them one battery, one supermarket free-range, and one free-range organic egg from a small local farm. The results were conclusive – 10 tasters voted for the organic egg, 5 for the supermarket free-range egg, and none for the battery egg. This is why the majority of our listed egg producers keep small flocks of free-range hens, feeding them a high quality ration or home-grown feed – we really do believe that this kind of husbandry results in the best eggs.

South West Region

 

Clarence Court Ltd
Horizon Farm, Tremar, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 6EA
Tel: 01386 858007
Website: www.clarencecourt.co.uk E-mail: info@clarencecourt.co.uk

Large commercial supplier, but with a very high level of animal welfare. The traditional British breed hens (Old Cotswold Legbar and Mabel Pearman Burford Brown) are truly free-range, with acres of pasture in which to roam. Accredited by the RSPCA Freedom Foods scheme, and by the Vegetarian Society. Clarence Court aims to revive old British breeds; breeds that lay large, well-flavoured, interestingly coloured eggs. The eggs are high density, low water content, and great for baking. Available from Tesco, Waitrose, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s.

 

Kintaline Farm Plant & Poultry Centre
Benderloch, Oban, Argyll PA37 1QS
Tel: 01631 720223, Fax: 01631 720759
Website: www.kintaline.co.uk E-mail: home@kintaline.co.uk

Eggs from Black Rock hens allowed to roam outside all day on permanent pasture. Very high level of animal welfare; birds are allowed natural resting and moulting periods. Feed is free from hormones and animal by-products, and is not high in protein (which can taint the eggs with a fishy taste). Also duck eggs and fresh herbs. Available from Fort William and Oban farmers’ markets, and farm-gate sales.

 

Corrie Mains Farm
Mauchlinem, Ayrshire, KA5 5DT
Tel: 01290 550338

Isa Brown and Aracauna hens’ eggs, and quail, goose and duck eggs, all free-range. Available at Ayr, Falkirk, Larg, Kilmarnock, Glasgow and Paisley farmers’ markets.

 

Higher Redwood Farm
Golberdon Road, Pensilva, Nr Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 5RL
Tel/Fax: 01579 363275

Eggs from free-range Speckledy hens reared in small flocks. Available direct from the farm.

 

Holmansbridge Farm
Townlittleworth Road, Cooksbridge, Nr Lewes, East Sussex BN8 4TD
Tel: 01273 400679
Web: www.holmansbridge.wordpress.com

Free-range eggs that are RSPCA-accredited and lion coded. Available from the farm shop, or various local outlets; call for details.

 

Wynne’s of Dinmore
Hope-under-Dinmore, Herefordshire HR6 0PX
Tel/Fax: 01568 797314
Website: www.wynnes.co.uk E-mail: info@wynnes.co.uk

RSPCA-accredited, the hens are allowed to roam freely outside from morning till dusk. Available from Leominster and Hereford farmers’ markets, and local outlets; call or see website for details.

 

Bank Farm Produce
Bank Farm, Bank Road, Aldington, Ashford, Kent TN25 7DF
Tel: 01233 720215 Fax: 01233 721510

Hens’ eggs; also quail, duck and goose eggs, from free-range birds. Accredited by the RSPCA. Suppliers from Bank Farm attend farmers’ markets and make delivery rounds in Kent and London. The eggs can also be bought from the farm itself. Suppliers to Michelin-starred restaurants in London.

 

Sunny Side Up
Poplar Farm, Tealby Road, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire LN8 3UL
Tel: 01673 844736 Fax: 01673 849227
E-mail: www.sunnyside-up.co.uk

Free-range eggs available direct from the farm. The hens can be seen wandering the hillside as you go to buy their eggs. A new venture at Sunny Side Up is home produced meat – Lincoln Red beef, lamd and Berkshire and Gloucester Old Spot pork. All available from the farm, but please phone first.

 

The Chicken Came First
Lynton Mead, Outwoods, Newport, Shropshire TF10 9EB
Tel: 01952 691418

Clare Draper has a small flock of laying hens, a hotch-potch of all kinds of unusual breeds such as the Lavender Araucana and the Brown Leghorn. These hens lay eggs in an array of gorgeous colours, from blue to brown, and green to white. The birds range freely around the farm. Clare operates a local delivery round, call her for details.

 

Clive Fruit Farm
Willingsworth Farmhouse, Upper Hook Road, Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire WR8 0SA
Tel: 01684 592664
Web: www.clivesfruitfarm.co.uk

Gather your own free-range eggs! Chickens are free to roam outside, while customers can ‘pick their own’ eggs from the hen houses, for ultimate freshness. The farm also has a range of pick your own fruit, including apples, pears, plums and soft fruits.

 

Hopyard Farm
Bourne Road, Defford, Worcestershire WR8 9BS
Tel: 01386 750902 Fax: 01386 751389
E-mail: philip-earl@hopyardfarm.co.uk

Eggs from small flocks of hens allowed to roam outdoors all day, and fed a natural diet with no hormones or animal by-products. Many local outlets, call for details.

 

Much of the cheese we eat in Britain is made on an industrial scale in large commercial dairies. Tasting hand-made, traditionally produced cheese can be a revelation of complex flavour and texture. The cheesemakers in our directory are all artisans, keeping alive traditional recipes and methods, and the cheesemongers we feature are passionate about farmhouses cheeses, often seeking out cheeses made on a tiny scale that you would never see in supermarkets. They are all preserving the rich heritage of British cheesemaking.

 

Stinking Bishop
Laurel Farm, Brooms Green, Dymock GL18 2DP
Tel: 01531 890637

 

Lavistown Cheese
Knockdrinna Farm House Cheese, Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny
Tel: (056) 7728446
Web: http://www.knockdrinna.com/

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, the Goodwillie family make a cheese a little like a Wensleydale. Available direct from the farm (phone first), or from Sheridans in Dublin or branches of Superquinn.

 

La Fromagerie
30 Highbury Park, London N5 2AA
Tel/Fax: 020 7359 7440
Website: www.lafromagerie.co.uk E-mail: info@lafromagerie.co.uk

British and European cheeses, including Yarg, Colston Bassett, Mrs Kirkham’s, and many other artisan cheeses. A good selection of oils, pasta and chocolate. There is now a second branch at 2-4 Moxon Street (020 7935 0341). Free deliveries in London for orders over £30; charges vary for overnight delivery to addresses outside London.

 

Huge Cheese Direct
Cheese Cellar, 44-54 Stewarts Road, London, SW8 4DF
Tel: 020 7819 6001 Fax: 020 7622 0696
Website: www.cheesecellar.co.uk

A good choice of cheeses, with some interesting and unusual ones. A good range of oils and vinegars, and Valrhona chocolate. Mail order available.

 

Neal’s Yard Dairy
6 Park Street, Borough Market, London SE1 9AB
Tel: 020 7645 3550 Fax: 020 7645 3564
E-mail: mailorder@nealsyarddairy.co.uk
Website: www.nealsyarddairy.co.uk

Interesting range of cheeses, many from small artisan producers, ripened in their own maturing rooms. There is also a branch at 17 Shorts Gardens, WC2H 9UP (020 7240 5700). Mail order available, but only for set selections of cheeses, from around £30.

 

The Fine Cheese Co.
29 & 31 Walcot Street, Bath, Avon BA1 5BN
Tel/Fax: 01225 448748
Website: www.finecheese.co.uk E-mail: sales@finecheese.co.uk

Their product range reads like the list of British Cheese Awards winners. A good range of British cheeses, with some European. The Fine Cheese Co. also sells wines, crackers, biscuits and chocolate. Mail order available.

 

The Cambridge Cheese Company
All Saints Passage, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 3LS
Tel: 01223 328672 Fax: 01223 506177
Web: www.sites.google.com/site/cambridgecheese

A cheese shop/deli with a good range of artisan cheeses, Italian deli products (including over 40 different types of olive) and aged vinegars. Mail order available.

 

Caws Cenarth
Glyneithinog, Lancwch Boncath, Ceredigion SA37 0LH
Tel: 01239 710432
Email: info@cawscenearth.com
Website: www.cawscenarth.co.uk

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, Caws Cenarth are famous for their traditional Caerphilly cheese, produced using the organic milk from their own dairy herd. Visitors are welcome at the dairy, where you can watch the cheese being made, or mail order is available.

 

The Cheese Shop
116 Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2HT
Tel: 01244 346240 Fax: 01244 314659
Website: http://www.chestercheeseshop.co.uk/

British cheese specialists stocking over 150 different British cheeses, with a good selection of organic varieties.

 

Lynher Dairies Cheese Ltd
Ponsanooth, Truro, Cornwall TR3 7QJ
Tel: 01872 870789
Website: http://www.lynherdairies.co.uk/ E-mail: sales@lynherdairies.co.uk

Makers of the well-known nettle-wrapped Cornish Yarg and other Cornish soft cheeses by mail order. There is also a visitors centre on site.

 

Cream of Cumbria
Howberry Farm, Blackford, Carlisle, Cumbria CA6 4EN
Tel: 01228 675558

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, Cream of Cumbria produce rich yellow farmhouse butter, hand-patted from the milk of one local dairy herd. This butter is a world away from the varieties you find in supermarkets. Find it at many Cumbrian farmers markets, call for details.

 

Thornby Moor Dairy
Crofton Hall, Thursby, Cumbria CA5 6QB
Tel: 01697 345555
Website: www.thornbymoordairy.co.uk

Unpasteurised goat and cows milk is the basis for the range of cheeses made at Thornby Moor Dairy, which was featured on ‘Food Heroes’. A favourite is the traditional, cloth bound Cumberland cheese, made to an old recipe. All available direct from the dairy, or by mail order.

 

Sharpham Vineyard and Creamery
Sharpham Estate, Ashprington, Devon TQ9 7UT
Tel: 01803 732203
Email: info@sharpham.com
Website: www.sharpham.com

Blissful Buffalo
Belland Farm, Tetcott, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6RG
Tel: 01409 271253

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’. Blissful Buffalo make a range of cheeses from the sweet milk of the farm’s own herd of water buffalo. Perhaps the most popular cheese produced here is the mozzarella, but there are 4 other varieties of cheese on offer, along with ice cream and buffalo meat.

 

Dorset Blue Cheese Co.
Woodbridge Farm, Stock Gaylard, Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 2BD
Tel: 01963 23133  Fax: 01963 23432
Email: info@dorsetblue.co.uk
Website: www.dorsetblue.moonfruit.com

Makers of Dorset Blue Vinny. Mail order available.

 

Paxton & Whitfield
6 Fosseway Business Park, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 9NQ
Tel/Fax: 01608 650660
Website: www.paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk E-mail: sales@cheesemongers.co.uk

Small selection of cheese available to buy on-line; much larger selection available in the shops. Mail order available. Paxton & Whitfield shops are located at:
93 Jermyn St London SW1Y 6JE Tel: 020 7930 0259
13 Wood St Stratford upon Avon Warwickshire CV37 6JF Tel: 01789 415544
1 John St Bath Somerset BA1 2JL Tel: 01225 466403

 

The House of Cheese
Church Street, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8JG
Tel/Fax: 01666 502865
Website: www.houseofcheese.co.uk E-mail: enquiry@houseofcheese.co.uk

Good range of British and European cheeses, including Cornish Yarg and Dorset Blue Vinny, and all manner of biscuits, chutneys and accompaniments. Mail order available.

 

Mousetrap Cheese
Monkland Cheese Dairy, The Pleck ,Monkland Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9DB
Tel/Fax: 01568 720307
Website: www.mousetrapcheese.co.uk E-mail: enquiries@mousetrapcheese.co.uk

Extensive range of British cheeses. Mail order available, but only for set selections. You can, however, state what value you want your order to be. Monkland Dairy have resurrected an old local cheese, Little Hereford, which is now available online.

 

The Cheese Society
1 St Martins Lane, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN2 1HY
Tel: 01522 511003 Fax: 01522 512114
Website: www.thecheesesociety.co.uk E-mail: cheese@thecheesesociety.co.uk

Huge selection of cheeses available, including Colston Bassett, Yarg, Blue Vinny, Mrs Kirkham’s, Stinking Bishop, English Parmesan and Buffalo cheeses. Also on site is a cheese restaurant, open daytimes only, serving all kinds of cheese-based dishes, including rarebits and souffles. Mail order available.

 

The Teddington Cheese
42 Station Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9AA
Tel: 020 8977 6868
Website: www.teddingtoncheese.co.uk E-mail: cheese@teddingtoncheese.co.uk

Good range of small-scale production, artisan cheeses, including Mrs Kirkham’s. The cheeses come from the UK, and around the world. Incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. Mail order available.

 

Shepherd’s Purse Cheeses Ltd
Leachfield Grange, Newsham, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 4DJ
Tel: 01845 587220 Fax: 01845 587717
Website: www.shepherdspurse.co.uk E-mail: justin@shepherdspurse.co.uk

As featured on the first Food Heroes series, Shepherds Purse are the makers of Mrs Bell’s Blue Cheese, and a variety of other unusual blue cheeses, using cow, ewe and buffalo milk. Mail order available.

 

Doddington Dairy
North Doddington Farm, Wooler, Northumberland NE71 6AN
Tel: 01668 283010
Website: http://www.doddingtondairy.co.uk

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, the Maxwell family use the milk from their own cows and sheep to create a range of three traditionally made cheeses. Ice cream is also available, including one flavoured with the local brew, Newcastle Brown Ale. The Maxwells are members of the Specialist Cheesemakers Association. Check out their website to find your nearest stockist.

 

Cropwell Bishop Creamery
Nottingham Road ,Cropwell Bishop, Nottingham NG12 3BQ
Tel: 0115 989 2350 Fax: 0115 989 9046
Website: www.cropwellbishopstilton.com
Email: enquiries@cropwellbishopcreamery.co.uk

Award-winning blue Stilton and blue Shropshire cheeses. Cropwell Bishop has won a British Cheese Award every year since 1995. Mail order available.

 

Highland Fine Cheese Ltd
Blarliath Farm, Shore Road, Tain Ross-Shire IV19 1EB
Tel: 01862 892034 Fax: 01862 892564
Email: info@hf-cheeses.com
Website: www.hf-cheeses.com

Suppliers of Crowdie cheese, and other Scottish cheeses. Mail order available, by phone only.

 

The Cheesemonger (Iain Mellis)
30a Victoria Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2JW
Tel/Fax: 0131 226 6215
Website: www.mellischeese.co.uk/MellisHome.asp

British and Continental cheeses, ripened in Iain Mellis’s own maturing rooms. Four branches in Scotland; call for details. Mail order available.

 

Here I have chosen growers who select carefully the varieties of fruits or vegetables they grow, with the aim of maximum flavour, not necessarily maximum crop size. Organic growers feature heavily; organic production encourages clean, rich soil, and that has to be good news for flavourful vegetables.

A key aspect of buying from one of the local producers we feature is that you will be tackling the food miles issue – the produce is sold where it is grown, not trucked around the country or even around the world, and this is a big factor in getting fruit and vegetables at the peak of freshness.

 

Lenshaw Organic Produce
Upper Lenshaw Farm, Rothienorman, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 8XU
Tel: 01464 871243 Fax: 01464 871416 E-mail: jborganics@hotmail.com

Wide range of vegetables; also organic free-range Gloucester Old Spot pork and beef. Organic, 100 per cent home-produced seasonal vegetable box scheme, delivering within a 40-mile radius.

 

Jekka’s Herb Farm
Rose Cottage, Shellards Lane, Alveston, Bristol BS35 3SY
Tel: 01454 418878 Fax: 01454 411988
Website: http://www.jekkasherbfarm.com E-mail: sales@jekkasherbfarm.com

Soil Association-certified organic herbs, sold as seeds or plants. Jekka has won dozens of awards from the Royal Horticultural Society and Chelsea Flower Show. Not open to the public, but mail order available: minimum order value is £10 for plants.

 

Eddisbury Fruit Farm
Yeld Lane, Kelsall, Cheshire CW6 0TE
Tel: 0845 094 1023
Website: http://www.eddisbury.co.uk E-mail: mailto:mike@eddisbury.co.uk

Fresh asparagus, raspberries and other soft fruit, available ready-picked from the farm shop, or pick your own. An amazing number of varieties of apple are produced here, and home-made cider – unusual this far north.

 

Chatsworth Farm Shops
Stud Farm, Pilsley, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1UF
Tel: 01246 583392 Fax: 01246 582514
Website: www.chatsworth.org E-mail: farmshop@chatsworth.org

Fresh produce from the Chatsworth estate.

 

Padstow Kitchen Garden
Trerethern Farm, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8LE
Website: www.padstowkitchengarden.co.uk E-mail:padstowkitchengarden@gmail.com
Trerethern Farm has been owned by the Geach family for over a century and our very own head chef at our cafe, Ross Geach, is the sixth generation to work the land there. Just up the road from our restaurants in Padstow, all of their fresh salad, herbs and vegetables are hand cut and delivered immediately. Alongside cucumbers, mixed French beans and salad herbs such as baby gem, losso rosso, Batavia and oakleaf, they also grow a number of oriental leaves including Pak Choi, green mustard, mizuna and mustard pizzo.

 

Padstow Farm Shop
Trethillick Farm, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8HJ
Tel: 01841 533 060  Website: www.padstowfarmshop.co.uk
E-mail: sales@padstowfarmshop.co.uk
Farmed by the Watson Smyth family for over 50 years, Padstow Farm shop sells home grown vegetables and traditionally reared meat. Wheat and barley are grown on the land, much of which is in Countryside Stewardship – an environmental scheme where no sprays or fertilisers are used. Most of their non-home produced items are also sourced locally within Cornwall.

 

Riverford Farm Organic Vegetables
Wash Burn, Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ11 0LD
Tel: 01803 762059 Fax: 01803 762718
Website: www.riverford.co.uk

Award-winning organic food producer, supplying fruit and vegetables by box scheme and farm shops (see below). Winner of six awards at the 2001 Soil Association Awards. Farm shops are located at: Riverford Farm Shop Staverton Devon TQ9 6AF Tel: 01803 762523 Fax: 01803 762571 Riverford at Kitley Yealmpton Nr Plymouth Devon Tel: 01752 880925

 

Rod and Ben’s
Bickham Farm, Kenn, Exeter, Devon EX6 7XL
Tel: 01392 833833 Fax: 01392 833832
Website: www.rodandbens.com E-mail: mailto:rodandben@rodandbens.com

A huge range of organic fruit and veg, from the staples, to aubergines, peppers, even melons. Also available are fresh herbs, organic poultry and honey produced by the farms own bees. The farm is run with a strong commitment to strengthening the connection between food producer and consumer. There are also open days, when customers are asked to come and find out how things are done. Produce is supplied by box scheme (Exeter and Exmouth) or by mail order.

 

Peppers by Post
Sea Spring Farm, Lyme View, West Bexington, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 9DD
Tel: 01308 897766 Fax: 01308 897735
Website: www.peppersbypost.biz E-mail: info@peppersbypost.biz

Wide range of peppers and chillies, from the well-known to the unusual. Mail order available.

 

Green Valley Foods at Longmeadow
Godmanstone, Nr Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7AE
Tel: 01300 342164

Organic farm shop; also runs a local box scheme and sells vegetables and fruit from Orgarden Produce, winner of two Soil Association awards in 2000, and winner of best tomato in the Soil Association Awards 1999.

 

Simply Wild
Scragoak Farm, Brightling Road, Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5EY
Tel: 01424 838420/838454 Fax: 01424 838420
E-mail: enquiries@simplywildorganics.co.uk

Enormous range of vegetables: Simply Wild aim to offer a selection of varieties of each kind of vegetable, to encourage species diversity. Organic market garden, farm shop and box scheme, encompassing a wide area. Previous winners of two awards in the Soil Association Awards.

 

Gourmet Mushrooms (UK) Ltd
Morants Farm, Colchester Road, Great Bromley, Essex CO7 7TN
Tel/Fax: 01206 231660

At least 20 different varieties of organic mushrooms. Available from many farmers’ markets in the region; call for details.

 

The Organic Farm Shop
Abbey Home Farm, Burford Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 5HF
Tel: 01285 640441 Fax: 01285 644827
Website: www.theorganicfarmshop.co.uk E-mail: info@theorganicfarmshop.co.uk

Incredibly fresh, home-produced organic vegetables and herbs (over 100 varieties of vegetables). The farm has a dedication to strengthening the link between producer and consumer, and is creating an education centre on the farm. Everything is Soil Association certified. Free-range meat is also available. Farm-shop sales only.

 

Duchy Home Farm Organic Vegetables
Broadfield Farm, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8SE
Tel/Fax: 01666 504287

Unusual variety of organic vegetables from the Prince of Wales’ estate. Box scheme deliveries within a 10-mile radius; also available at Tetbury, Cirencester and Stroud farmers’ markets and Bath Organic Farms (see Poultry section).

 

West Lea Farm Shop
Lady Croft, Alresford, Hampshire SO24 0QP
Tel: 01962 732476

Freshly harvested watercress, available from the farm shop.

 

Mrs Tees Wild Mushrooms
Gorse Meadow, Sway Road, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 8LR
Tel: 01590 673354 Fax: 01590 673336
Website: www.wildmushrooms.co.uk E-mail: mrs.tees@wildmushrooms.co.uk

Fresh wild mushrooms from the New Forest and occasionally from the Continent. Mail order available, or from Mrs. Tees’ stall at Borough Market in London.

 

Test Valley Watercress
Stocks Cottage, Bishops Sutton, Nr Alresford, Hants SO24 0AG
Tel: 01962 734943

Fresh, peppery watercress, available from many farmers markets including Guildford, Reading, Newbury, Farnham, Salisbury, Oxford, Richmond and Barnes; call for details.

 

Hop Mania
Munsley Gate, Munsley, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2SQ
Tel: 01889 808367

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, Hop Mania produce Hop Asparagus, possibly the most expensive vegetable in the world. Hop Asparagus is the first shoot of the hop plant, and tastes like a combination of spinach and asparagus. Available fresh for a limited time in spring, or preserved in jars by mail order.

 

Dragon Orchard
Dragon House, Putley, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2RG
Tel: 01531 670071
Website: www.onceuponatree.co.uk/about-us/dragon-orchard.html
E-mail: hannah@onceuponatree.co.uk

The Stanier family at Dragon orchard offer a cropsharing scheme – an annual fee allows you to join in on the orchard four times a year, and take home a share of the harvest that the traditional orchards produce, which includes fruit, jams, cider, juices etc.

 

SoilMates
PO Box 67, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 5ZA
Tel: 01989 767444
Website: www.soilmates.com E-mail: growmaster@soilmates.com

Members of the Wholesome Food Association, SoilMates grow the most astonishing range of chillies, tomatoes, cucumbers, courgettes and squashes, all without pesticides or artificial fertilisers. These are varieties you are unlikely to find elsewhere – ‘heirloom’ varieties that are very difficult to come by. All available by mail order.

 

Glendale Salads
19 Upper Fasach, Glendale, Isle of Skye IV55 8WP
Tel/Fax: 01470 511349

A big range of unusual, organic salad leaves – every colour, flavour and shape, all Soil Association certified. Sold through a box scheme, encompassing a wide area. Call for details.

 

Isle of Wight Garlic
The Garlic Farm, Newchurch, Isle of Wight PO36 0NR
Tel: 01983 865378 Fax: 01983 862294
Email: enquiries@thegarlicfarm.co.uk
Website: www.thegarlicfarm.co.uk

All things garlicky, including fresh bulbs, smoked garlic, pickles and relishes. A garlic festival is held every summer.

 

Abbey Parks Asparagus
Park Farm, East Heckington, Boston, Lincolnshire PE20 3QG
Tel: 01205 820722 Fax: 01205 821154
Website: www.abbeyparksasparagus.co.uk E-mail: info@abbeyparksasparagus.co.uk

Asparagus and rhubarb, and ‘baby’ vegetables, garlic and artichokes, all available via mail order and shipped on the day of harvest for ultimate freshness.

 

Chestnuts
Kirton Holme, Nr Boston, Lincs PE20 1TE
Tel: 01205 290470

 

Church Farm Organics
Church Lane, Thurstaton, Merseyside CH61 0HW
Tel: 0151 648 7838 Fax: 0151 648 9644
Website: www.churchfarm.org.uk

Organic farm with a big range of fruits and vegetables, specializing in strawberries and asparagus. A previous winner of the ‘Best Farm Shop’ title in the Soil Association awards. Deliveries throughout the Wirral, and farm-shop sales.

 

Clive Houlder: Mushroom Man
98 West Street, North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 9LH
Tel: 01328 738610

Wild mushrooms from East Anglia and Scotland. Mail order available; call for details.

 

Bluebell Organics
Forcett Hall Walled Garden, Forcett, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL11 7SB
Tel: 07759 832234
Website: www.bluebellorganics.co.uk

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, Katrina Palmer grows unusual ‘heritage’ varieties of organic vegetables in a beautiful old walled garden. She makes wholesome soups, which are available, alongside the vegetables, from Orton, Brough, Richmond, Stanhope and Barnard Castle farmers markets.

 

The Bell and Bird Table
Runnington, Wellington, Somerset TA21 0QW
Tel: 01823 663080
Website: www.bellandbirdtable.com E-mail: kaisamcgrath@googlemail.com

At least 50 varieties of tomato – and also soft fruit – grown organically (although not certified by the Soil Association). The tomatoes are old varieties from around the world that are rarely grown – you will find no examples in supermarkets of the varieties grown here. The owner gets seeds from the Henry Doubleday Research Centre and equivalent institutions around the world. Every year in September a tomato tasting is held. Free range rare breed pork is also available. This is a tiny smallholding, so call before visiting. Farm-gate sales only.

 

Hollow Trees Farm Shop
Semer, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 6HX
Tel: 01449 741247 Fax: 01449 741799
Website: www.hollowtrees.co.uk E-mail: shop@hollowtrees.co.uk

Home-grown vegetables, home-reared meat, and produce from local small producers, including beer, honey and cream. Winner of the National Farmers’ Union ‘Best Farm Shop’ Award, 2001. This was awarded not just for the quality of produce, but also for Hollow Trees’ commitment to the community.
Kingfisher Farm Shop
Guildford Road, Abinger Hammer, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6QX
Tel: 01306 730703, Fax: 01306 731654

Watercress grown in natural springwater, with no fertilizers or insecticides. The farm shop also stocks local organic produce, including goats and sheeps milk cheeses, free range chickens, and locally baked cakes.

 

West Dean Gardens
West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester, Sussex PO18 0QZ
Tel: 01243 811301
Email: enquiries@westdean.org.uk
Website: www.westdean.org.uk

Every August these award-winning gardens have a chilli fiesta, where you can buy unusual varieties of chillies in plant form to grow at home.

 

Brickyard Farm Shop
Badsworth, Nr Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF9 1AX
Tel: 01977 617327
Email: brickyardorganic@yahoo.co.uk

Organic home-produced fruit and vegetables, with a range of over 40 different varieties of vegetables, all picked fresh every day. The owner happily admits to being old-fashioned in his farming methods. Farm sales and a box scheme delivering around West Yorkshire.

John Hurd’s Organic Watercress
Stonewold, Hill Deverill, Nr Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 7EF
Tel: 01985 840260 Fax: 01985 841246
Email: simon@organicwatercress.co.uk
Website: www.organicwatercress.co.uk

Traditionally bunched and grown to maturity for a strong, peppery taste. Available direct from the farm, through the local organic box scheme (call for details), or from Waitrose.

 

Coleshill Organics
59 Coleshill, Swindon, Wiltshire SN6 7PT
Tel/Fax: 01793 861070
Email: info@coleshillorganics.co.uk
Website: www.coleshillorganics.co.uk

Box scheme and farm sales of organic fruit, herbs and vegetables, and also free range organic eggs.

 

The fishing industry is a hot topic at the moment, and news of over-fishing and the poor state of fish stocks often hits the headlines. I have tried to choose fishmongers who have a good understanding of the issues, fishmongers who endeavour to make a difference with the way they run their businesses. These are the fishmongers who tend to buy local fish, from boats that only go out to sea for a day at a time, and this has two major benefits. Day boats are considered one of the more sustainable ways to fish, and they also provide the freshest fish (it hasn’t been sitting on a boat that has been at sea for a week or more). Some of the fishmongers we list offer hand-lined and hand-dived fish, which is more sustainable still, and many hand pick the fish they stock direct from the port each morning, so they can be sure they are getting the best quality.

When I looked for fish smokers, I was keen to feature those that use undyed fish: the dyes can be used to hide poor quality fish. Within the directory, you’ll find producers using old-fashioned smokehouses, smoking the fish in an unhurried manner with great attention to detail.

Inverawe Smokehouses
Taynuilt, Argyll PA35 1HU
Tel: 01866 822446 Fax: 01866 822274
Website: www.smoked-salmon.co.uk

Trout and salmon, smoked slowly (for around 48 hours) over oak logs in a traditional brick smokehouse, without artificial colours or additives. Available by mail order.

 

Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd
Clachan, Clairndow, Argyll PA26 8BL
Tel/Fax: 01499 600264
Website: www.lochfyne.com

Smoked salmon, haddock and trout; pickled herring, kippers and smoked eel; oysters from their own oyster beds, langoustines, mussels and scallops. The fish is chosen carefully from suppliers who operate sustainably, and organically if possible. Scottish beef, lamb and game, and cheeses and ales are also available. Mail order facility available.

 

Fishworks
6 Green Street, Bath BA1 2JY
Tel/Fax: 01225 447794

Fish sourced from Cornwall and Scotland. The company have built up a relationship with many fishermen, and know which boats bring in the best fish. They stock 40-50 varieties of fish, and the staff in the shop are also chefs, who can advise on preparation and cooking. Also branches in Bristol (tel: 0117 974 4433) and Christchurch, Dorset (tel: 01202 487000) and Chiswick (020 8994 0086).

 

The Lobster Store
34 Shoregate, Crail KY10 3SU
Tel: 01333 450476

Fresh lobsters and crabs from local waters.

 

Eddie’s Seafood Market
7 Roseneath Street, Edinburgh EH9 1JH
Tel: 0131 229 4207 Fax: 0131 229 9339

Amazing range of unusual fish, including shark, octopus, and razor clams.

 

MacCallum’s of Troon
71 Holdsworth Street, Glasgow G3 8ED
Tel: 0141 204 4456 Fax 0141 204 4466

Huge range of exotic fish, but also lots of fish from local waters, including live lobsters, oysters, mussels and scallops.

 

  1. Forman & Son
    30a Marshgate Lane, London E15 2NH
    Tel: 020 8221 3900 Fax: 020 8221 3901
    Website: www.formans.co.ukE-mail: info@formans.co.uk

One of the oldest smoking houses in the country, smoking wild salmon to a 1905 recipe. Described as ‘sensational’ by The Times. Mail order available.

 

Steve Hatt
88-90 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 8LU
Tel/Fax: 020 7226 3963

Campaigner for UK fishing rights and quality fish within the UK. Can get hold of almost any fish you want. Stock comes from Billingsgate Market, from day boats. The company buying policy is to always buy on quality, never on price. No mail order.

 

Crowe Fishmongers
No. 3 Provisional Market, Gentlemans Walk, Norwich NR2 1ND
Tel: 01603 767411

A wide variety (40-50 kinds) of local fresh fish from Lowestoft, bought from day boats. Coakley-Green Stall 41c The Market Oxford Street Swansea SA1 3PF Tel: 01792 653416 Huge range of local fish from day boats, with an emphasis on freshness. The staff are very knowledgeable. No mail order.

 

Ken Watmough
29 Thistle Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 1UY
Tel: 01224 640321 Fax: 01224 315983

Ken buys his fish every morning from Aberdeen Market. He knows the schedule of landings, and knows whose boats he wants fish from – who follows good practices on the boat and looks after the fish. Can supply wolf fish, wild salmon, wild sea bass and turbot, scallops and lobster. Mail order available.

 

Sarah’s
The Steamer’s House, Cadgwith Cove, Cornwall TR12 7LX
Tel: 01326 290539

Fresh crab caught by local boats fishing around the coast of the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall. Featured on programme 6 of ‘Food Heroes – Another Helping’.

 

The Duchy of Cornwall Oyster Farm
Port Navas, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5RJ
E-mail: info@duchyoysterfarm.com

Native and Pacific oysters, and fresh mussels.

 

Fowey Fish
37 Fore Street, Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1AH
Tel: 01726 832422 Fax: 01726 832887
Website: http://www.foweyfish.com/ E-mail: foweyfish@foweyfish.com

Good range of local Cornish fresh fish from Looe Fish Market or the boats that land at Fowey – fish from day boats is always chosen. Smoked fish is also available. Mail order available.

 

Quayside Fish Centre
Fore Street, Porthleven, Cornwall TR13 9HJ
Tel: 01326 562008 Fax: 01326 574386
Website: http://www.quaysidefish.co.uk/ E-mail: sales@quaysidefish.co.uk

Holders of ‘Britains Best Fishmonger’ award from Seafish Industries. They buy their fish only from day boats or inshore boats – no netted fish, only line caught, and all Cornish fish landed at Newlyn. A large range of fish, including wolf fish (known as catfish). Mail order available.

 

Wing of St Mawes
4 Warren Road, Indian Queens, St Columb, Cornwall TR9 6TL
Tel: 01726 861666 Fax: 01726 861668
Website: http://www.thecornishfishmonger.co.uk
E-mail: info@thecornishfishmonger.co.uk

Fresh Cornish fish often from day boats, and sometimes hand-lined mackerel. Staffed by experienced fishmongers who can prepare fish in any way required. Mail order available; Wing of St Mawes endeavour to have your fish with you the day after it was caught.

 

Fish for Thought
The Cornish Fish Store, Unit 1, Callywith Gate Business Park, Launceston Rd, Bodmin. PL31 2RQ
Tel: 01208 262202
Website: http://www.martins-seafresh.co.uk/
Email: sales@fishforthought.co.uk

Run by an ex-fisherman of 30 years standing, and supplying fresh Cornish fish, lobster, mussels and oysters (from the Duchy of Cornwall Oyster Farm). Fish from day boats is predominantly used, with a dedication to quality. Mail order only.

 

Matthew Stevens & Son
Back Road East, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NW
Tel: 01736 799392 Fax: 01736 799441
Website: http://www.mstevensandson.com/
Email: sales@mstevensandson.com

Good range of Cornish wet fish and shellfish from Newlyn and St Ives, from local day boats. Hand lined mackerel is sometimes available. Mail order available.

 

Browse Seafoods
The Old Market House, The Quay, Brixham Devon TQ5 8AW
Tel: 01803 852942

Live local crabs and lobsters, or pick your lobster and have it boiled to order. Full range of local wet fish, too. No mail order.

River Exe Shellfish Farms Ltd., Lyson Kenton, Exeter, Devon EX6 8EZ
Tel: 01626 890133 Fax: 01626 891789
E-mail: david@resf.fsnet.co.uk

Fresh Pacific oysters, delivered overnight (prices include delivery cost).

 

Frank Greenslade Ltd Fish Market
New Quay Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 4AF
Tel: 01202 672199 Fax: 01202 667313

Most fish sold at Frank Greenslade Ltd is from the local waters around Bournemouth, from day boats. The range of fish available includes lobster, crabs, scallops and oysters, as well as wet fish. No mail order.

 

The Company Shed
129 Coast Road, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex CO5 8PA
Tel: 01206 382700 Fax: 01206 382284
E-mail: caz@companyshed.fsnet.co.uk

Pacific and Native oysters available, harvested locally by a family who have been farming and selling oysters for six generations. No mail order. Andrew Keracher 73 South Street St Andrews Fife KY16 9PB Tel: 01334 472541 Excellent selection of fish from Scottish waters.

 

William’s Kitchen
3 Fountain Street, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire GL6 0BL
Tel: 01453 832240
Website: http://www.williamskitchen.co.uk/ E-mail: food@williamskitchen.co.uk

Incredibly fresh fish from British ports. The fish comes from Cornwall, from day boats, and from a few trusted suppliers; the shellfish comes from west-coast Scotland. All produce must meet exacting criteria before it is stocked in William’s Kitchen: it has to be of the highest quality, and preferably unusual or interesting; in short, it has to be special, which includes the fish, the fruit and veg, and the deli products. No mail order.

 

Donnington Fish Farm
Upper Swell, Nr Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire GL54 1EP
Tel: 01451 830873
Website: http://www.donningtontrout.co.uk/
Email: info@donningtontrout.co.uk

Brown trout and Rainbow trout from pure spring-water ponds. Brown trout takes twice as long to mature as Rainbow, which is why not many people sell it commercially, but it is available (with 1 day’s notice – they have to find and catch it!) from Donnington Fish Farm. No mail order.

 

Severn & Wye Smokery
Chaxhill, Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire GL14 1QW
Tel: 01452 760190 Fax: 01452 760193
E-mail: shirley@severnandwye.co.uk

Traditionally smoked, hand-processed wild salmon; also smoked organic Glenarm salmon from Northern Ireland. This farm has larger enclosures and lower stocking densities, so the salmon are healthier and more muscular, with a gamier flavour.Smoked trout, mackerel, and local eels are also available. Mail order available.

 

Andy Race
The Harbour, Port-of-Mallaig, Inverness-shire PH41 4PX
Tel: 01687 462626 Fax: 01687 462060
Website: http://www.andyrace.co.uk/
Email: sales@andyrace.co.uk

Wide range of fish from Scottish waters, including wolf fish (rock turbot), mainly from day boats. Also farmed organic salmon; Andy is reluctant to sell wild salmon due to the pressure on stocks. Also undyed smoked fish (whiting, salmon (peat smoked), haddock, prawns and mussels), smoked in traditional kilns. Mail order available.

 

Hebridean Smokehouse Ltd
Clachan Locheport, Isle of North, Uist HS6 5HD
Tel: 01876 580209 Fax: 01876 580323
Website: http://www.hebrideansmokehouse.com/ E-mail:sales@hebrideansmokehouse.com

 

Isle of Skye Seafood Ltd
Broadford Industrial Estate, Broadford, Isle of Skye IV49 9AP
Tel: 01471 822135 Fax: 01471 822138
Website: http://www.skye-seafood.co.uk/ E-mail: sales@skye-seafood.co.uk

Shellfish (including lobster and langoustines) from the clean waters around Skye; also smoked salmon. Mail order available.

 

The Whitstable Shellfish Company
Westmead Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1LW
Tel: 01227 282375 Fax: 01227 282379
Website: http://www.whitstable-shellfish.co.uk/ E-mail: philip.guy@whitstable-shellfish.co.uk

Scottish Rock oysters from the west coast of Scotland, available all year and transported live, and Whitstable Native oysters, harvested from wild beds in Whitstable Bay from September to April. The owner says that the Scottish oysters taste fresh and salty with a hint of cucumber, while the Natives have a mineral taste not unlike rusty nails! He says that connoisseurs always go for the Natives. Mail order available.

 

Alfred Enderby Ltd
Maclure Street, Fish Docks, Grimsby, Lincolnshire DN31 3NE
Tel/Fax: 01472 342984
Website: http://www.alfredenderby.co.uk/

Undyed smoked haddock, cod and salmon, smoked the old-fashioned way in a traditional smokehouse. Mail order available.

 

Forman & Field
Stour Road, Fish Island, London, E3 2NT
Tel: 0208 5252352 Fax: 0208 2213940
Website: http://www.formanandfield.com/
Email: info@formanandfield.com

 

Minola Smoked Products
Triley Mill, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 8DE
Tel: 01873 736900 Fax: 01873 736909
Website: http://www.minola-smokery.com/ E-mail: sales@minola-smokery.com

Enormous range of smoked produce – from trout, salmon and scallops, to unusual items like smoked vegetables, butter and salt. The foods are smoked over whole or split Welsh oak logs.Mail order available.

 

Davies’ Fish Shop
7 Garden Street, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9HN
Tel: 01263 512727 Fax: 01263 514789

Local crab, said to be the sweetest tasting crab in the UK. Also available is a range of other wet fish and lobster, caught by Richard and his son in local waters. No mail order.

Bleikers Smoke House Ltd
Unit 88, Glasshouses Mill Glasshouses, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 5QH
Tel/Fax: 01423 711411
Website: http://www.bleikers.co.uk/ E-mail: info@bleikers.co.uk

Award winning kippers, smoked trout, and smoked salmon. The company description of their processing is that ‘nothing happens quickly’. Hand-fed salmon from low-density Western Isles sea farms is chosen for a taste and texture close to that of wild salmon. The fish is slow smoked the old-fashioned way, which results in a more moist end-product. Bleikers have been awarded a gold and silver medal from the Guild of Fine Foods, and supply to numerous Michelin-starred restaurants. Mail order available.

 

Robertson’s Prime
Unit 1D, Willowtree Industrial Estate, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2HA
Tel/Fax: 01665 604386

A good selection of local fish from the nearby port of Amble, all from day boats, some line caught. Ian Robertson hand picks the fish for his shop every day, including local lobsters and oysters from Lindisfarne. Mail order for smoked fish only.

 

Lindisfarne Oysters
West House, Ross Farm, Belford, Northumberland NE70 7EN
Tel: 01688 213870 Fax: 01688 219183
Website: http://www.lindisfarneoysters.co.uk/ E-mail:enquiries@lindisfarneoysters.co.uk

Lindisfarne, the island off the coast of Northumberland, has a rich heritage of oyster farming – it is believed the oyster beds there were established in the 14th century. Christopher and Helen Sutherland now farm the oyster beds in the clean waters around Lindisfarne, allowing the oysters to mature well for up to four years before harvesting them. Available by mail order.

 

Swallow Fish Ltd
2 South Street, Seahouses, Northumberland NE68 7RB
Tel: 01665 721052 Fax: 01665 721177
Website: http://www.swallowfish.co.uk/ E-mail: wilkin@swallowfish.co.uk

Smoked haddock, cod and wild salmon, traditionally smoked without additives or colourings in a 19th-century smokehouse. Haddock and cod are from local waters. Mail order available.

 

Argyle Fishmongers
273a Banbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JF
Tel: 01865 515586

Daily deliveries from Lowestoft, of predominantly British fish from day boats. No mail order.

 

Salar Smokehouse Ltd
Lochcarnon South, Uist Outer Hebrides, Scotland HS8 5PD
Tel: 01870 610324 Fax: 01870 610369
Website: http://www.salar.co.uk/

Award-winning hot smoked salmon, given to Tony Blair on the opening of the Scottish parliament. The salmon is farmed on-site. Mail order available.

 

Summer Isles Foods

The Smokehouse, Fyrish Way, Alness, Ross-Shire, IV17 0PJ
Tel: 01349 882624
Website: http://www.summerislesfoods.com/
E-mail: sales@summerislesfoods.com

Smoked haddock, kippers, smoked sea bass, smoked eels, almost all from local Scottish waters. Oak shavings are used for a slow burn, which results in a sweeter flavour. The smoked organic salmon is slowly marinated in rum, molasses, juniper and garlic for an unusual flavour. Mail order available.

 

Sidinish Organic Salmon
Gramsdale, Isle of Ben Becula, Western Isles, Scotland HS7 5LZ
Tel: 01870 602081

 

Phil Bowditch
7 Bath Place, Taunton, Somerset TA1 4ER
Tel: 01823 253500 Fax: 01823 421875

Fish from Brixham market, usually from day boats. Phil also has his own boat: importing almost nothing, Phil is a firm believer that British fish is best. No mail order.

 

John’s Fish Shop
5 East Street Southwold Suffolk IP18 6EH
Tel/Fax: 01502 724253

Owned and run by an ex-fisherman. Aiming to offer the largest range of fish possible, John buys from Southwold Harbour and Lowestoft Market, mainly from day boats. John hand picks the fish himself every morning. Winner of 13 Seafish Industry Authority awards. No mail order.

 

Butley Orford Oysterage
Market Hill, Orford Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 2LH
Tel: 01394 450277 Fax: 01394 450949
Website: http://www.butleyorfordoysterage.co.uk/

Pacific oysters and fresh fish (including cod, skate, dover sole, brill and sea bass) caught by boats belonging to the shop; also smoked fish. No mail order.

 

Trafalgar Fisheries
Barford Fish Farm, Dourton, Wiltshire SP5 3QF
Tel: 01725 510448 Fax: 01725 511165
Website: http://www.trafish.com/ E-mail: info@trafish.com

Farmed brown trout that are treated as wild fish – low-density stocking, organically reared, and no artificial colouring (the flesh is white). Available from most branches of Waitrose; each fish is tagged as organic. No mail order.

 

Fortunes
22 Henrietta Street, Whitby, Yorkshire YO22 4DW
Tel: 01947 606996
Website: http://www.fortuneskippers.co.uk/
Email: sales@fortuneskippers.co.uk

Traditionally slow-smoked kippers. No mail order

 

Cross of York
3 & 4 Newgate Market York Yorkshire YO1 2LA
Tel: 01904 627590

Fish from day boats landing at Scarborough and Whitby; also salmon, langoustines and scallops from Scotland. The shop receives fresh fish two or three times a day. Winners of the Seafish Industry ‘Best Fishmonger in Northern England’ award. No mail order.

 

So many of the producers featured here have a very old fashioned attitude to animal husbandry, and this almost always pays great dividends when it comes to flavour and texture. Many have chosen native or rare breeds of livestock, which respond well to slow, traditional rearing. The lamb and beef these listed producers rear will be largely grass fed, and the pork will generally be from free-range pigs; they are not forced to grow quickly, but allowed to develop gently at their own pace. These are the animals that develop good fat coverage, and when you factor in the proper hanging times that these producers allow their meat, the results tend to be very tasty.

 

Albert Rees
Arfryn Uplands, Carmarthen SA32 8DX
Tel: 01267 237687/231204
Website: http://www.carmarthenham.co.uk/

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, the Rees family make traditionally cured and air-dried Carmarthen ham, available by mail order or from Carmarthen and Pembroke Dock markets.

 

Farmer Sharp
Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria LA15 8XQ
Tel: 07545 232 622
Website: http://www.ewe.farmersharp.co.uk

Andrew Sharp is head of a group of Cumbrian farmers who get together to sell their Herdwick lamb by mail order and at Borough Market. The sheep roam freely in the hills, feeding on heather and wild thyme, and this lifestyle leads to closely grained, uniquely flavoured lamb.

 

W.E. Botterill & Son
Lings View Farm, 10 Middle Street, Croxton, Kerrial, Grantham NG32 1QP
Tel/Fax: 01476 870394
Website: http://www.freerangebirds.co.uk
Email: info@freerangebirds.co.uk

Free-range geese and Bronze turkeys; also pheasants and partridges available seasonally. Available through farm-gate sales and local butchers; call for details.

 

  1. Lidgate
    110 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 4AU
    Tel: 0207 727 8243
    Website: http://www.lidgates.com/
    Email: info@lidgates.com

Meat is either free range and/or organic. Some is sourced from the Highgrove and Gatcombe Royal estates. Game is also available in season. Mail order available.

 

Dove’s
71 Northcote Road, London SW11 6PJ
Tel: 0207 223 5191 Fax: 0207 801 0627
E-mail: doveandson@aol.com

Slow matured meat, including Aberdeen Angus beef, from trusted, named farms. Some free range and organic. Dove’s operate a policy of fairly trading with farmers on price.

 

  1. G. Sparkes
    24 Old Dover Road, Blackheath, London SE3 7BT
    Tel/Fax: 0208 355 8597

A high-class butcher offering a full range of quality poultry and meat, specialising in organic, and with a good deli section. G. G. Sparkes has a policy of paying farmers a fair price to promote a sustainable rural economy. Free delivery is available within London and the home counties, subject to a minimum order.

 

Highland Geese
Corranmor Farm, Ardfern By Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8QN
Tel: 01852 500609
Website: http://www.highlandgeese.co.uk/ E-mail: corranmorhouse@aol.com

Free range geese, grass and grain fed. Available oven ready and fresh for Christmas, frozen for Easter. Mail order available.

 

Ormsary Farm
Ormsary Farms, PO Box 7, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8JH
Tel: 01880 770700
Website: http://www.ormsary.com/
E-mail: mailto:meat@ormsary.co.uk

Slowly reared and matured Highland and Shorthorn beef, lamb, and venison from the Isle of Jura, all available by mail order. Saulmore Farm Shop

 

Bath Organic Farms
6 Brookside House, High Street, Weston, Bath BA1 4BY
Tel: 01225 421507 Fax: 01225 444436

Soil Association-certified, organic, free-range chickens, turkey and guineafowl; also beef from the farm’s own herd, and lamb and mutton from their own flock (hung properly). All other produce comes from organic farms within a 25-mile radius of Bath. Mail order available.

 

Copas Turkeys
Kings Coppice Farm, Grubwood Lane, Cookham, Berkshire SL6 9UB
Tel: 01628 474678
Website: http://www.copasturkeys.co.uk/ E-mail: turkeys@copas.co.uk

 

Sheepdrove Organic Farm
Sheepdrove Road, Lambourne, Berkshire RG17 7UU
Tel: 01488 674747 Fax: 01488 72677
Website: http://www.sheepdrove.com/ E-mail: andy_nash@sheepdrove.com

Free-range, organic chickens, matured to 12 weeks to give more flavour. The birds are strong and healthy due to the acreage available for them to range on. Free-range ducks, sourced from a local organic farm, are often available, and Sheepdrove also produce organic, free-range pork, organic beef and lamb. Sheepdrove practise a high level of animal welfare and environmental conservation, with rough grass field margins and 11 miles of newly planted traditional hedgerows supporting a range of wildlife. They are also hosts of the Barn Owl Conservation Network. Mail order available (no farm gate sales). Local orders (within 40 miles) are delivered by Sheepdrove’s own van free of charge. There is now a Sheepdrove shop in Bristol (3 Lower Redland Road, phone 0117 973 4643)

 

Richard Waller’s Aylesbury Ducks
Long Grove Wood Farm, 234 Chartridge Lane, Chesham, Buckinghamshire HP5 2SG
Tel: 01494 772744
Website: http://aylesbury.duckfarm.co.uk/richard/waller/home

As featured on the TV programme, free range Aylesbury ducks, available from the farm gate, but please phone first (try Richard on his mobile – 07850 190441)

 

Eynon’s of St Clears
Deganwy Pentre Road, St Clears, Carmarthenshire SA33 4LR
Tel: 0800 731 5816 Fax: 01994 231205
Website: http://www.eynons.co.uk/ E-mail: enquiries@eynons.co.uk

Holder of the Meat Trades Journal ‘Wales No. 1 Butcher’ Award for 2001. Eynon’s specialize in Welsh Black Beef and salt marsh lamb, but also sell Aberdeen Angus, free-range Duroc x Hampshire pork, and tripe. All meat comes from farms with a high degree of animal welfare. Mail order available.

 

Cambrian Organics
Horeb, Llandysul, Ceredigion SA44 4JG
Tel: 01559 363151
Website: http://www.cambrianorganics.co.uk/

A group of Welsh organic farmers, offering native breeds of lamb, pork and beef, and free-range, grass-fed chicken, reared in an unhurried manner around the Cambrian mountain area. Available by mail order.

 

Holly Tree Farm Shop
Chester Road, Tabley, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0EU
Tel: 01565 651835
Website: http://www.hollytreefarmshop.co.uk/

Free-range, grass- and corn-fed geese and ducks. Fresh geese available from Michaelmas to Christmas, frozen at all other times of the year. The farm is run in a traditional manner, with a strong ethos of respect for the environment and the animals. Ducks are not always available, as the farmer, Karol Bailey, insists on resting the land properly after a flock has grazed on it. Poultry are slaughtered on-site to reduce stress. The farm shop also sells free-range rare-breed pork (Saddleback and Gloucester Old Spot) and traditional lamb, sourced from local farms. The criteria for the meat in the shop is that it must have been born, reared and finished on the same farm, and slaughtered at a local abattoir to minimise stress and travelling distance. All meat is fully traceable. Mail order available.

 

The Cornish Smoked Fish Company
Charlestown, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 3NY
Tel: 01726 72356 Fax: 01726 72360
Website: http://www.cornishsmokedfish.co.uk/ E-mail:cornishsmokedfish@cornwall-county.com

Great range of traditionally smoked duck, chicken and Cornish fish. Mail order available.

 

James Whelan Butchers
Oakville Shopping Centre, Clonmel, County Tipperary, Eire
Tel: (052) 22927
Website: http://www.jameswhelanbutchers.com/

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, Whelan’s are famous for their corned beef and their dry aged beef, which has an unmistakeable nutty, buttery flavour.

 

Border County Foods
The Old Vicarage, Crosby-on-Eden, Carlisle, Cumbria CA6 4QZ
Tel: 01228 573500 Fax: 01228 573501
Website: http://www.cumberland-sausage.net/

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, Austen of Border County Foods makes classic Cumberland sausages from rare breed pork. He also makes black pudding with fresh blood, instead of the dried powdered type normally used, and he says that this makes a huge difference to the flavour. Available by mail order.

 

Yew Tree Farm
Rosthwaite, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5XB
Tel: 01768 777675
Website: http://www.borrowdaleherdwick.co.uk/

The Relph family produce Herdwick lamb, the native breed of the Cumbrian fells. Taking longer than conventional lambs to mature, the Herdwicks have a sweet, slightly gamey flavour. Available direct form the farm (phone first), or by mail order.

 

Richard Woodall
Lane End, Waberthwaite, Nr Millom, Cumbria LA19 5YJ
Tel: 01229 717237 Fax: 01229 717007
Website: http://www.richardwoodall.co.uk/ E-mail: admin@richardwoodall.co.uk

Traditional Cumbrian air dried ham, Cumberland sausage, pancetta and bacon. Mail order available.

 

George Stafford Ltd
130 Belper Road, Stanley Common, Derbyshire DE7 6FQ

T: 01159 325751

Black puddings by mail order. If visiting the shop, call first to make an appointment.

 

Lower Hurst Farm
Hartington, Nr Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 0HJ
Tel: 01298 84900 Fax: 01298 84732
Website: http://www.lowerhurstfarm.co.uk/ E-mail: sales@lowerhurstfarm.co.uk

Organic beef from the farm’s own herd of Herefordshire cattle. Slow-matured and hung for at least 3 weeks, a local abattoir is used to minimise stress. Lamb is also available. Traceability is a key policy – all meat is supplied to the customer with full ID, date of birth and slaughter. Mail order available.

 

Pipers Farm
Cullompton, Devon EX15 1SD
Tel: 01392 881380 Fax: 01392 881600
Website: http://www.pipersfarm.com/

A company dedicated to supplying excellent-quality produce, while preserving the infrastructure of small, family-run farms from which they buy produce. The Greigs control every aspect of the produce they sell, and even have specially formulated feed made for their farms. Animal welfare is a key concern, down to the choice of one small, local abattoir. Traditional breeds are used, including Devon Red Ruby cattle and Exmoor sheep. All animals are slow-matured without growth hormones or routine antibiotics, and then hung for longer than usual. Mail order available, also a shop at 27 Magdalen Road, Exeter (01392 274504).

 

Wallace of Hemyock
Hill Farm, Hemyock, Devon EX15 3UZ
Tel: 01823 680307 Fax: 01823 680017
Website: http://www.welcometowallaces.co.uk/
E-mail: enquiries@welcometowallaces.co.uk

Bison and Aberdeen Angus, accredited by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. Free range pork, venison and dry cure bacon, all fully traceable meat. Mail order available.

 

Providence Farm
Crosspark Cross, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6JW
Tel/Fax: 01409 254421
Website: http://www.providencefarm.co.uk/ E-mail: info@providencefarm.co.uk

Free-range, organic guinea fowl, ducks and traditional-breed chickens. Providence Farm was the Soil Association award winner for pork, duck and guinea fowl, 2001. Mail order available.

 

Eversfield Organic
Bratton Clovelly, Oakhampton, Devon, EX20 4LB
Tel: 01837 871400
Website: www.eversfieldorganic.co.uk
E-mail: info@eversfieldorganic.co.uk

The Aberdeen Angus cattle and Romney Marsh sheep at Eversfield graze rich organic pasture – they are not fed concentrates, and this natural diet, along with proper handling to allow the meat to mature on the bone, results in great flavour. There is also wild venison and game, shot on the estate, they produce their own pork and have locally produced free-range chicken. All the meat is available by mail order.

 

East Hill Pride
High Street, Newton Poppleford, Devon EX10 0ED
Tel: 01395 567848

A farm shop selling home-produced Red Devon beef, hung for a full four weeks, home-reared pork and Wiltshire ham. All the animals are fed on home-grown feed.

 

Well Hung Meat
Tordean Farm, Dean Prior, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0LY
Tel: 0845 2303131
Website: http://www.wellhungmeat.com/ E-mail: hello@wellhungmeat.com

Well Hung have won the ‘Best Lamb’ Award at the Soil Association awards twice. Lambs are organically reared and processed locally to minimize stress. They are hung for 9 days to improve texture and flavour. No hormone treatment, growth promoters or routine antibiotics are used. Mail order available.

 

Hayman’s Butchers
6 Church Street, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8LY
Tel: 01395 512877

The Sidmouth butchers where Rick investigated pork brawn. Mr Hayman is the fourth generation of his family to run the shop, and much of the meat here comes from the family farm.

 

Higher Hacknell Farm
Burrington, Umberleigh, Devon EX37 9LX
Tel: 01769 560909
Website: http://www.higherhacknell.co.uk/ E-mail:enquiries@higherhacknell.co.uk

Previous winners of the ‘Producer of the Year’ Award from the Soil Association. Free-range, organic chickens are sold by the box; also available are organic beef and lamb boxes. Dry cure bacon is a new venture. Mail order available.

 

Denhay Farms Ltd
Broadoak, Bridport, Dorset DT6 5NP
Tel: 01308 458963/422770 Fax: 01308 424846
Website: http://www.denhay.co.uk/ E-mail: sales@denhay.co.uk

Award-winning air-dried hams, dry-cured bacon and gammon, including many Great Taste Awards. Denhay also make award-winning cheeses. Mail order available.

 

Owls Barn
Derritt Lane, Sopley, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 7AZ
Tel/Fax: 01425 672239
Website: http://www.owlsbarn.com/ E-mail: shop@owlsbarn.com

Farm shop selling free-range chickens, Poll Dorset sheep, which lamb in autumn, Llanwenog sheep, which lamb in spring, and Hereford beef. Most produce is Soil Association-certified. No mail order. Produce is sold direct from the farm, or through Sunnyfields.

 

The Weald Smokery
Mount Farm, Flimwell, East Sussex TN5 7QL
Tel: 01580 879601 Fax: 01580 879564
Website: www.wealdsmokery.co.uk E-mail: info@wealdsmokery.co.uk

Hand-prepared, traditionally smoked fish and meat, with no artificial preservatives or colours. Weald Smokery have won numerous ‘Great Taste’ awards (from the Guild of Fine Food Retailers) for their smoked duck breasts and other produce. Mail order available.

 

Little Warren Farm
Fletching Common, Newick, East Sussex BN8 4JH
Tel: 01825 722545

Organic, humanely raised veal. Totally free range – calves have a natural upbringing, ‘veaux de lait élève sous la mère’, rather than being teat-fed. One of only two suppliers who rear their calves in this traditional, natural way (see Temple Farming). Cows are Jersey, so calves have a rich Jersey-milk diet, which the owners believe adds to the flavour of the meat. The veal calves are sent to a local abattoir to reduce stress. Available direct from the farm or from G.G. Sparkes, or Wakelings (see their individual entries).

 

  1. Wickens Family Butchers
    The Ship, Sea Road, Winchelsea Beach, East Sussex, TN36 4LH
    Tel: 01797 226767
    Website: www.shipwinchelseabeach.com/deli/Jamie Wickens has been a butcher for over 35 years. Rare Sussex beef, sourced from only one local farm and hung for 3 weeks. Fine-grained, well-marbled, soft and sweet meat. Old-fashioned butcher.

 

Weylands Farm
Stoke by Nayland Colchester, Essex CO6 4SR
Tel/Fax: 01206 337283

Producers of pork from Large Black Suffolk pigs. Available at farm gate and from local butcher. Call for details of other outlets.

 

Kelly Turkey Farms
Springate Farm Bicknacre Road, Danbury, Essex CM3 4EP
Tel: 01245 223581 Fax: 01245 226124
Website: http://www.kellyturkeys.com/ E-mail: info@kellyturkeys.com

Organic, free-range turkeys, traditionally reared and slow growing. Dry-plucked by hand and hung for around 10 days – no mechanical processing. Turkeys are Bronze and organic Bronze (Christmas only), and won ‘Best of British Speciality Produce’ in the 1997 BBC Good Food Awards. Mail order available.

 

Grayson & Start ‘Sausages by Post’
9 George Street, Saffron, Walden, Essex CB10 1EW
Tel: 01799 513704

Range of traditional pork and Continental sausages. Mail order available – sausages are made on the day of ordering and sent by overnight courier.

 

Chesterton Farm Shop
Off Chesterton Lane, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6JP
Tel: 01285 642160
Website: http://www.chestertonfarm.co.uk/
Email: info@chestertonfarm.co.uk

Large range of traditional British and rare-breed meats. Accredited by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, Chesterton Farm Shop has a policy of full traceability. The shop also supplied the ham that was cooked in Kevin Minchew’s perry. Mail order available.

 

The Butts Farmshop
The Butts Farm, South Cerney, Gloucestershire GL7 5QE
Tel/Fax: 01285 862224
Website: http://www.thebuttsfarmshop.com/ E-mail: info@thebuttsfarmshop.com

Free-range, traditionally slow-reared, dry-plucked chickens; also poussins, Gressingham ducks and black pudding. The Butts Farmshop offers all kinds of rare-breed meats – the company has a real feel for the heritage of British farming, and makes no apology when meats are out of season. Mail order available. Griffith David Williams Cefn Trefor Fawr Talsarnau Gwynedd LL47 6UF Tel: 01766 770486 Farm-gate sales of Harlech salt-marsh lamb.

 

Dairy Barn Farm Shop
North Houghton, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6LF
Tel/Fax: 01264 811405
Website: http://www.dairybarn.co.uk/ E-mail: dairybarnshop@aol.com

Meat from a wide range of traditional British and rare breeds – Dexter, Belted Galloway and Highland cattle, Saddleback , Tamworth and Gloucester Old Spot pigs, and Manx Loughtan, Wensleydale, Portland and South Downs lambs. The farming is non-intensive, on unfertilized, herb-rich pasture. No growth hormones or antibiotics are used. Most meat comes from the farm’s own animals; some comes from other local farms who use the same farming ethics and techniques. All meat is fully traceable. Mail order available.

 

Eastwoods of Berkhamsted
15 Gravel Path, Berkhampsted, Hertfordshire HP4 2EF
Tel: 01442 865012 Fax: 01442 877212

Recent winner of the Q Guild of Butchers ‘Top Shop’ Award, this butcher operates with an emphasis on high animal welfare. Much of the range of meat is organic, and includes geese, duck and poussins. Mail order available.

 

Ardalanish Farm
Bunessan, Isle of Mull PA67 6DR
Tel: 01681 700265
Website: http://www.ardalanishfarm.co.uk/

Organic Highland beef, Hebridean lamb and mutton, available from the farm gate, or delivered locally. Also, tweed and woollen products, and tanned leather, all produced on the farm.

 

The Isle of Wight Bacon Company
Moor Farm, Godshill, Isle of Wight PO38 3JG
Tel: 01983 840210 Fax: 01983 840052
Website: http://www.isleofwightbacon.co.uk/ E-mail:web@isleofwightbacon.co.uk

Free-range pork, dry-cured bacon and ham and sausages. Pigs are reared using humane husbandry, with a natural, additive-free diet. Mail order available.

 

The Ellel Free Range Poultry Co.
The Stables, Ellel Grange, Galgate, Nr Lancaster, Lancashire LA2 0HN
Tel: 01524 751200 Fax: 01524 752648

Free-range, slow-matured poultry, fed a rich, natural diet. All are reared with attention to animal welfare, with an end result of excellent texture and flavour. The chickens are a slow-growing French breed, and are raised to 13 weeks (supermarket birds are raised to 6 weeks) and hung after slaughter. The chickens and guineafowl are available all year, and bronze turkeys and geese are available at Christmas. Mail order available.

 

R.S. Ireland Black Pudding
The real Lancashire Black Pudding Co. Ltd, Unit 4, Waterside Industrial Estate, Haslingden, Lancashire, BB4 5EN

Tel: 01706 231029 Fax: 01706 260537
Website: http://www.rsireland.co.uk/

Traditional Lancashire Black Pudding, available by mail order through Jack Scaife (see their own entry).

 

Seldom Seen Farm
Billesdon, Leicestershire LE7 9FA
Tel: 0116 259 6742 Fax: 0116 259 6626

Free-range, slow-matured geese, not killed until 24-26 weeks, and fed on home-grown corn. A speciality here is the traditional Three Bird Roast. Mail order available.

 

Woodlands Organic Farm
Kirton House, Kirton, Boston, Lincolnshire PE20 1JD
Tel: 01205 724778
Website: http://www.woodlandsfarm.co.uk/
Email: info@woodlandsfarm.co.uk

Free-range organic Original Bronze turkeys, with access to large paddocks at all times, and slaughtered on-site to limit stress. Also organic Lincoln Red beef, and organic vegetables. Mail order available, and suppliers from Woodlands Farm also attend seven Lincolnshire farmers’ markets.

 

  1. C. Phipps
    Osbourne House, Mareham-Le-Fen, Boston, Lincolnshire PE22 7RW
    Tel: 01507 568235
    Website: http://www.hambletonfarms.co.uk

This Q Guild butcher was voted Best British Butcher by Country Life in 2000, and is famous for Lincolnshire Stuffed Chine. Phipps offer a full range of meat, including rare-breed, free-range chicken – Cornish Red and White Rock – and local game. Mail order available.

 

Curtis of Lincoln
Long Leys Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN1 1DX
Tel: 01522 527212 Fax: 01522 534669
Website: http://www.curtisoflincoln.com/

Long-established Lincolnshire butcher, famous for Lincolnshire Chine. Mail order available.

 

Woodland Organic Farm
Kirton House, Kirton, Nr Boston, Lincs PE20 1JD
Tel: 01205 722491
Website: http://www.woodlandsfarm.co.uk/

 

Eastside Lamb
Eastside Farm, Pentland Hills, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9LN
Tel: 01968 677842

Pure Scottish heather-fed Blackface lamb, born and reared on the farm, and accredited by Quality Meat Scotland. The lamb is hung properly to allow good flavour and texture to develop. Available by mail order.

 

Kirkton Farm Lamb
Kirkton Farm, Milton Bridge, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 0PP
Tel: 01968 674282

The Graham family have been farming at Kirkton Farm for four generations, producing organic heather-fed lamb. Born, reared and butchered on the farm, traceability is guaranteed. Available by mail order, or phone to get on the local delivery round if you live in the Edinburgh area.

 

Madgetts Farm Poultry
Tidenham, Chase Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 7LZ
Tel: 01291 680174
Website: http://www.madgettsfarm.co.uk/

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, the Williams family produce free range chickens and ducks, and free range geese and bronze turkeys, which are sold at many farmers markets including Hereford, Stroud, Cirencester, Coleford and Gloucester – phone for more information.

 

George Payne
27 Princes Road, Brunton Park, Gosforth, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE3 5TT
Tel/Fax: 0191 236 2992
Website: http://georgepaynebutchers.co.uk/

George Payne is a Q Guild member, and is also accredited by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. Meat comes from trusted local Northumberland breeders who practise traditional, non-intensive farming, with no growth promoters, no hormones and no antibiotics. Breeds available include Belted Galloway, White Park (dark, gamey meat), Dexter and Pedigree Highland beef, Wensleydale and Longhair lamb, and Saddleback, Tamworth, Middle White and Gloucester Old Spot pork. No mail order.

 

Great Grove Poultry
Whews Farm, Caston, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 1BS
Tel: 01953 483216 Fax: 01953 483808
Website: http://www.greatgrovepoultry.co.uk/
Email: info@greatgrovepoultry.co.uk

Free-range chickens available all year; free-range Bronze turkeys and geese available at Christmas. Call for details of outlets.

 

Peele’s Norfolk Black Turkeys
Rookery Farm, Thuxton, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 4QJ
Tel: 01362 850237
Website: http://www.peelesblackturkeys.co.uk/
Email: info@peelsblackturkeys.co.uk

Free-range Norfolk Black turkeys, slow-matured and reared in a traditional way. The turkeys are fed on home-grown wheat, barley and field beans. The farm also has a small flock of geese. Mail order available.

 

Edwards of Conwy
18 High Street, Conwy, North Wales LL32 8DE
Tel: 01492 592443
Website: http://www.edwardsofconwy.co.uk/ E-mail:sales@edwardsofconwy.co.uk

Welsh salt marsh lamb from family run farms. The farmers have a commitment to traceability and diversity – land is left to look after itself, and lambs feed on local grasses rather than grass from commercial seed, so the lamb is a truly local product. Staff are passionate about their products, and very friendly. Mail order available.

 

George Scott Butchers
81, Low Petergate, York North, Yorkshire YO1 7HY
Tel: 01904 622972

 

  1. Carter & Son
    Front Street, Bamburgh, Northumberland NE69 7BW
    Tel: 01668 214344

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, Carters make legendary ‘Bamburgh meat pies’.

 

Northumbrian Quality Meats
Monkridge Hill Farm, West Woodburn ,Hexham, Northumberland NE48 2TU
Tel: 01434 270184 Fax: 01434 270320
Website: http://www.northumbrian-organic-meat.co.uk/ E-mail:enqs@northumbrian-organic-meat.co.uk

Mail-order organic Northumbrian lamb, which is naturally lean and sweet flavoured. Heather- and clover-fed lamb is also sometimes available, as is hill-bred Aberdeen Angus beef, rare-breed free-range pork, and free range chickens. Meat from Northumbrian Quality Meats is always from local farms, and always fully traceable.

 

Alderton Ham
Country Victualers, Winkburn Hall, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 8PQ
Tel: 01636 636465

 

M.Feller, Son and Daughter Organic Butchers
54-55, The Oxford Covered Market, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3DY
Tel: 01865 251164
Website: http://www.mfeller.co.uk/ E-mail: mfeller@mfeller.co.uk

A Soil Association-certified butcher, selling organic, free-range chicken, and organic beef, lamb, pork, bacon and sausages. Free local delivery if order value is over £15.

 

Bumpy Lane Organics
Shortlands, Druidston, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 3NE
Tel: 01437 781234
Website: http://www.bumpylane.co.uk/ E-mail: sales@bumpylane.co.uk

Organic, rare-breed lamb and beef, including White Faced Woodland, Grey Face Dartmoor and Kerry Hill sheep and White Park cattle. Animals graze on coastal pasture, giving a very specific flavour. Mail order available. Delivery is free within Pembrokeshire. Suppliers from Bumpy Lane also attend Haverfordwest and Fishguard farmers’ markets.

 

Jamesfield Organic Farm
Abernethy, Perthshire KY14 6EW
Tel: 01738 850498 Fax: 01738 850741
Website: http://www.jamesfieldfarm.co.uk/ E-mail:jamesfieldfarm@btconnect.com

Organic Aberdeen Angus beef, Black Face lamb and free-range pork from the farm’s own land, and organic, free-range chickens from another local farm. Mail order available.

 

Graig Farm Organics
Dolau, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5TL
Tel: 01597 851655 Fax: 01597 851999
Website: http://www.graigfarm.co.uk/ E-mail: whoweb@graigfarm.co.uk

A previous winner of the ‘Organic Retailer Of The Year’ Award in the Soil Association Awards and a winner of Soil Association awards every year since 1997. A large range of organic meats from the farm, or sourced from the ‘Farmers Group’ they have set up, comprising of mainly local producers. Meat is from slow-matured, properly hung animals. Mail order available.

 

Edward Hamer Ltd
Plynlimon House, Llanidloes, Powys SY18 6EF
Tel: 01686 412209 Fax: 01686 411225
Website: http://www.edwardhamer.co.uk/ E-mail: edward@edwardhamer.co.uk

A traditional Welsh butcher, specialising in saltmarsh lamb and Welsh Black Beef. Mail order available.

 

Northfield Farm
Whissendine Lane, Cold Overton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7QF
Tel: 01664 474271
Website: http://www.northfieldfarm.com/ E-mail: marc@northfieldfarm.com

Northfield Farm sells meat from its own herd of Dexter cattle (which some people say is superior in flavour to Aberdeen Angus); the breed has never been affected by BSE. There is also plenty of rare breed meat from nearby farms. Mail order available, and Northfield also has a stall at Borough Market in London.

 

Ramsay of Carluke Ltd
Wellriggs, 22 Mount Stewart Street, Carluke, Scotland ML8 5ED
Tel: 01555 772277 Fax: 01555 750686
Website: http://www.ramsayofcarluke.co.uk/ E-mail:websales@ramsayofcarluke.co.uk

Award-winning, traditional Ayrshire bacon, dry cured to Ramsay’s 1857 recipe. Called ‘the best bacon in Scotland’ by the BBC’s Good Food Magazine. Member of Guild of Q Butchers. Mail order available.

 

Macbeths
11 Tolbooth Street, Forres, Moray, Scotland IV36 1PH
Tel/Fax: 01309 672254
Website: http://www.macbeths.com/ E-mail: info@macbeths.com

Aberdeen Angus, Highland and Shorthorn beef, all reared on Macbeths’ own farms and slaughtered at a local abattoir ensuring full traceability. The beef is then hung for 2-3 weeks. Mail order available.

 

Maynards Farm Bacon
Hough Farm, Weston-under-Redcastle, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 5LR
Tel: 01948 840252
Website: http://www.maynardsfarm.co.uk/
Bacon and ham cured to old regional recipes. Available mail order.

 

Pitney Farm Shop
Glebe Farm, Pitney, Langport, Somerset TA10 9AP
Tel: 01458 253002

A Soil Association accredited farm shop, selling plenty of home produced and local foods including beef, pork, lamb, eggs, vegetables, milk, ice cream and honey. Shoppers arriving by bike or on foot will receive a discount.

 

Exmoor Organic Hill Farm Produce
Hindon Farm, Nr Minehead, Somerset TA24 8SH
Tel/Fax: 01643 705244
Website: http://www.hindonorganicfarm.co.uk/ E-mail:info@hindonorganicfarm.co.uk

Organic, free-range pork – Gloucester Old Spot and Duroc boar. Also Aberdeen Angus cattle and Exmoor lamb, dry-cured bacon, sausages and gammon. Mail order available.

 

Somerset Farm Direct
Bittescombe Manor, Upton Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset TA4 2DA
Tel: 01398 371387 Fax: 01398 371413
Website: http://www.somersetfarmdirect.co.uk/ E-mail:deawood@btinternet.com

Free-range chickens and Aylesbury X ducks, reared on natural feed without hormones or growth promoters. Also available is home-reared Exmoor lamb and mutton, Red Devon beef from local farms and free range pork. Mail order available.

 

Sunnyfields
Jacobs Gutter Lane, Totton, Southampton SO40 9FX
Tel: 02380 871408 Fax: 02380 871146
Website: http://www.sunnyfields.co.uk/ E-mail: orders@sunnyfields.co.uk

One of the UK’s oldest running organic businesses, Sunnyfields is a farm shop selling home-produced and local organic foods. Sunnyfields also offer a wide ranging delivery service, which includes Bournemouth and London, and attend most farmers markets within Hampshire.

 

K.J. Eve
9 Corner House, Parade Epsom Road, Ewell Epsom, Surrey KT17 1NX
Tel/Fax: 0208 393 3043
Website: http://www.kjeve.co.uk/

Organically fed, traditionally reared (no routine antibiotics; no growth promoters), free-range British Kelly chickens, all sourced from one local farm. Chickens are hung before sale. This Q Guild butcher also offers free-range pork and beef from Orkney. Free delivery is provided within the local area (within 15 to 20 miles); mail order available for the rest of the UK.

 

C.H. Wakeling Ltd
41 Farncombe Street, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3LH
Tel/Fax: 01483 417557
Website: http://www.wakelings.co.uk/ E-mail: info@wakelings.co.uk

Aberdeen Angus beef from a local farm – a herd that has never been affected by BSE. The animals are fed on unfertilized, unsprayed pasture, given no hormones, no GM food, no growth promoters and no routine antibiotics. Organic veal is also available. All local produce, with full traceability. Mail order available.

 

Llwynhelyg Farm Shop
Sarnau Llandysul, Ceredigion, Wales SA44 6QU
Tel: 01239 811079

A fantastic array of Welsh produce: Black beef and lamb from small, local farms; also free-range local pork and a range of 25 Welsh cheeses, home-grown vegetables, salad and herbs, and local honey. Cefn Goleu Pont Robert Meifod Wales SY22 6JN Tel: 01938 500128 Soil Association-certified farm selling organic, free-range turkeys which are hung properly before dressing. Large range of breeds: Norfolk Black, Bronze, Bourbon Red, Buff, Slate/Blue, Pied/Royal Palm and Nebraskan, all bred for a particularly gamey flavour. Organic free range hen and turkey eggs are also available. Buy direct from the farm, or call for details of outlets.

 

Aubrey Allen Direct
108 Warwick Street, Leamington, Warwickshire CV32 4QP
Tel: 01926 311208 Fax: 01926 425119
Website: http://www.aubreyallen.co.uk/

Long-established family business. Whole guinea fowl and guinea-fowl supremes, whole Gressingham duck and breasts, free-range, slow-matured, corn-fed chickens; also a full range of meats, including free-range pork and Cornish lamb. Mail order available.

 

Mrs Hamilton’s Beef and Lamb
Cairns Farm, Kirknewton, West Lothian EH27 8DH
Tel: 01506 881510
Website: http://www.pentland-hills-produce.co.uk/ E-mail:mrshamilton@cairnsfarm.co.uk

Organic Scottish Blackface lamb, and organic beef, reared on the moorland around Cairns Farm. The beef is hung for three weeks to mature. Available by mail order, direct from the farm (please phone first), or from Edinburgh farmers market.

 

Sussexway Meat
Ray Lodge Farm, Ray Lane, Lingfield, West Sussex RH7 6JH
Tel: 07976 536848
Website: http://www.sussexwaymeat.com/ E-mail: david@sussexwaymeat.com

Sussexway Meat is a small co-operative of organic farmers working together to produce high quality, native breed meat. Farmed traditionally, the animals, such as Hereford, Sussex and Aberdeen Angus cattle, and Dorset and Suffolk sheep, are grass fed (roaming over wetlands, heathlands and river meadows), and are hung properly after slaughter for a mature flavour. Wild venison is also available, when in season.

 

Eastbrook Farms Organic Meat
Bishopstone, Swindon, Wiltshire SN6 8PL
Tel: 01793 790340 Fax: 01793 791239
Website: http://www.helenbrowningorganics.co.uk/ E-mail:info@helenbrowningorganics.co.uk

Large company that upholds stringent levels of animal welfare. Most of the meat, which includes beef, veal, pork, lamb and free-range chicken, comes from Eastbrook’s own stocks, although when necessary extra stock is sourced from local Soil Association-certified farms. Mail order available.

 

The Real Meat Company Ltd
Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 0HR
Tel: 01985 840562 Fax: 01985 841005
Website: http://www.realmeat.co.uk/ E-mail: richard@realmeat.co.uk

Very high attention to welfare – genuinely free range, no growth promoters, no hormones, no pre-emptive medication. Full transparency – will allow public to visit their farms and abattoirs. Animals have a varied and natural diet, a stress-free life, are killed humanely and live longer. The owner of the company believes that eating meat is a privilege, not a right, and that responsible farming and husbandry must come before price. Mail order available.

 

Goodman’s Geese
Goodman’s Brothers Walsgrove Farm, Great Witley, Worcestershire WR6 6JJ
Tel: 01299 896272/896362 Fax: 01299 896889
Website: http://www.goodmansgeese.co.uk/ E-mail: info@goodmansgeese.co.uk

Free-range geese and Bronze turkeys fed on grasses, corn and straw, without additives or growth promoters. Mail order available.

 

Malvern Country Meals
37 Church Street, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 2AA
Tel: 01684 568498

Malvern Country Meals are a previous winner of the ‘National Champion of Champions’ (Meat Trade Journal Awards) for their Classic Pork sausage. Also winner of the Q Guild’s ‘Diamond’ Award for their Citrus Pork and Red Wine sausage. Meat comes from mainly local suppliers and is free range. Malvern Country Meals has a policy of total traceability. A good choice of rare breed meat from local farms is also on offer. Mail order available.

 

Happy Meats
Bank House Farm, Stanford Bridge, Worcestershire WR6 6RU
Tel: 01886 812485 Fax: 01886 812206
Website: http://www.happymeats.co.uk/ E-mail: info@happymeats.co.uk

Pork from free-range, traditional British breed pigs, with an emphasis on animal welfare. No additives, hormones or routine antibiotics are used, and cruelty-free husbandry is practised: no castration, and no teeth or tail clipping. Every pig is registered with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. Longhorn beef, wild venison, and lamb is also available. Mail order available.

 

Checketts of Ombersley
Ombersley, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 0EW
Tel: 01905 620284
Website: http://www.checketts.co.uk/  E-mail: enquiries@checketts.co.uk

The Checketts have been in the butchery business for over 100 years and have won awards for their products.  The emphasis here is on meat sourced from local farmers with whom they have built lasting relationships.  Game is also available in season and can include pheasant, partridge, wild duck, hare and rabbit.

 

Walsgrove Farm
Great Witley, Worcester, Worcestershire WR6 6JJ
Tel: 01299 896272

 

The Tripe Dressers of Dewsbury
Kirkgate Market, George Street, Leeds, Yorkshire

Owned by Mrs Hey, as featured on the first Food Heroes series. Suppliers of tripe to many butchers in West Yorkshire.

 

Emmett’s Store
Peasenhall, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 2HJ
Tel: 01728 660250
Website: http://www.emmettsham.co.uk
E-mail: emmettsham@emmettsham.co.uk

 

This fine food store has an array of interesting produce, from olives through fresh vegetables to chocolates, but the real star is their sweet pickled ham and bacon.  Locally produced pork is pickled in molasses and beer and then traditionally smoked.

 

Padstow Farm Shop
Trethillick Farm, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8HJ
Tel: 01841 533 060  Website: www.padstowfarmshop.co.uk
E-mail: sales@padstowfarmshop.co.uk

Farmed by the Watson Smyth family for over 50 years, Padstow Farm Shop sells home grown vegetables and traditionally reared meat from their own North Devon beef cattle (Ruby Reds), Suffolkcross sheep and Tamworth and large black outdoor pigs.

Brown Cow Organics
Perridge Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 4EW
Tel: 01749 890 298 Website: http://www.browncoworganics.co.uk/index.html

An award-winning organic farm producing rare Guernsey beef. The beef is hung traditionally for four weeks, and has twice won in the Organic Food Awards. The meat is delivered fresh within 24 hours of being cut – no shrink-wrap or vacuum packing is used at Brown Cow Organics. Brown Cow Organics also produce their own organic artisan live yoghurt range.

 

 

Good bread is not always easy to find; modern commercial baking seems to be all about making bread as quickly and cheaply as possible. I have listed some bakeries that fly in the face of ‘progress’, and stick to traditional, laborious methods of producing bread; the bread they bake is a far cry from the fluffy, sliced loaves we are often offered in large food stores.

A good dessert often calls for high quality fruit, but where can you buy really fresh, tasty apples that haven’t been shipped from the other side of the world, or old-fashioned plums and quinces? Finding a good local farm shop or PYO can often solve these problems, and we have listed some here.

 

Ryton Organic Gardens
Ryton on Dunsmore, Coventry CV8 3LG
Tel: 02476 303517
Website: http://www.hdra.org.uk/

National Centre of Organic Gardening, and headquarters of the Henry Doubleday Research Association and Heritage Seed Library. Hundreds of different varieties of apple; also unusual varieties of fruit and vegetables, all available through the weekly box scheme.

 

Billingtons Sugar
The Billington Food Group, The Cunard Building, Liverpool L3 1EL
Tel: 0151 243 9001 Fax: 0151 243 9011
Website: http://www.billingtons.co.uk/ E-mail: bfg@billingtons.co.uk

Billingtons sugar is available from Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Safeway, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Co-op.

 

Baker & Spice
41 Denyer Street, London SW3 2LX
Tel: 020 7589 4734
(also)
75 Salusbury Road, Queens Park, London NW6 6NH
Tel: 020 7604 3636

Traditional breads, baked the old-fashioned way with no additives. No mail order.

 

Sally & Clarkes
122 -124 Kensington Church Street, London W8 4BH
Tel: 020 7229 2190 Fax: 020 7229 4564
Website: http://www.sallyclarke.com/ E-mail: shop@sallyclarke.com

Great range of traditional British and Continental breads, from the chef Sally Clarke’s shop. All baked without artificial colours, preservatives or improvers. Also available from Carluccios, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols.

 

De Gustibus
53 Blandford Street, London W1H 3AF
Tel: 020 7486 6608
(also)
4 Southwark Street, SE1 0JE
Tel: 020 7407 3625
(also)
53-55 Carter Lane, EC4V 5AE
Tel: 020 7236 0057

A fantastic range of European and Mediterranean breads, all hand-made with traditional ingredients. The dough is allowed to mature slowly; they even make a 6-day sour dough – the dough is fermented for a full 6 days before baking. De Gustibus hold several national awards for their bread.

 

Poilane
46 Elizabeth Street, London SW1W 9PA
Tel: 020 7808 4910
Website: http://www.poilane.fr/

French bakery famous for their sour dough, baked on-site in a wood and brick oven, an exact copy of a Roman bread oven. Available from numerous London delis; call for details.

 

Rococo Chocolates
321 Kings Road, London SW3 5EP
Tel: 020 7352 5857 Fax: 020 7352 7360
Website: http://www.rococochocolates.com/ E-mail: web@rococochocolates.com

Valrhona and organic ‘couverture’ chocolate, hand made chocolates, and organic artisan bars. Mail order available.

 

El Rey Chocolate
123 Buspace Studios, Conlan Street, London W10 5AP
Tel: 020 7854 7770 Fax: 020 7854 7772
Website: http://www.elrey.co.uk/ E-mail: info@elrey.co.uk

Venezuelan chocolate from single bean cocoa, a rival to Valrhona in terms of quality. Six different kinds available, varying from 41 per cent cocoa content to 73.5 per cent. Available from Waitrose, Safeway and many delicatessens.

 

Hobbs House Bakery
39 High Street, Chipping, Sodbury, Bristol, BS37 6BA
Tel: 01454 317525
(also)
4 George Street, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire
Tel: 01453 839396Website: http://www.hobbshousebakery.co.uk/ E-mail:clive@hobbshousebakery.co.uk

Award-winning baker’s, with a huge variety of breads, including excellent sour dough. Clive Wells runs the Chipping Sodbury branch, while his son, recently named Baker of the Year, runs the Nailsworth branch. Many outlets in the South West, and also available via mail order.

 

Arbutus Bread
Rathdene, Montenotte, Cork, Eire
Tel: (021) 450 1113

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, Declan Ryan of Arbutus Bread is an artisan baker, making some unusual loaves, but also some traditional varieties, like the West Cork Brown Soda bread. Find his bread at Midleton, Bantry, Kenmare, Clonakilty and Macroom farmers markets, or at On The Pig’s Back at Cork English Market.

 

Constantine Stores Ltd
30 Fore Street, Constantine, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5AB
Tel: 01326 340226 Fax: 01326 340182
Website: http://www.drinkfinder.co.uk/ E-mail: sales@drinkfinder.co.uk

More whiskies than you knew there were, and rare, aged sherries. Mail order available; delivery from £6.95. Barbara Lake Priors Coads Green Launceston Cornwall PL15 7LT Tel: 01566 782547 Traditionally made cream, available from Barbara herself or from local outlet; call for details.

 

Trewithen Farm Foods
Greymare Farm, Lostwithiel, Cornwall PL22 0LW
Tel: 01208 872214 Fax: 01208 873693
Website: http://www.cornishdairy.co.uk/ E-mail: greymarefarm@aol.com

Clotted cream, butter and buttermilk made from milk from the farm’s own cows, which are fed on feed made from the farm’s own crops, using traditional methods. Mail order available.

 

Boddington’s Berries
The Ashes, Tregony Hill, Mevagissey, Cornwall PL26 6RQ
Tel: 01726 842346 Fax: 01726 842549
Website: http://www.boddingtonsberries.co.uk/ E-mail:info@boddingtonsberries.co.uk

Strawberry specialists, growing different varieties to create a very long growing season. The strawberries are sweeter than most, due to a full, slow ripening process (the sea breezes allow the berries to ripen slowly, allowing the sugar to develop properly). Available from the farm shop May to September, with pick-your-own available in July and August.

 

  1. M. Pearce (The Bakery)
    Station Road, Kelly Bray, Nr Callington, Cornwall PL17 8ER
    Tel: 01579 383362

For Michael Pearce’s famous Saffron cake. No mail order.

 

The Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Co.
Cartmel Village Shop, The Square, Cartmel, Cumbria LA11 6QB
Tel: 015395 36201
Website: http://www.stickytoffeepudding.co.uk/

The home of gooey comfort food! Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, the Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Co specialise entirely in this one pudding, and they have made it into a fine art. Available by mail order.

 

The Westmorland Damson Association
Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 8HS
Tel: 015395 68246
Website: http://www.damsons1.demon.co.uk/

Find out all about the Crosthwaite Damson Day that Rick visited in Cumbria through the Westmorland Damson Association, an organisation aiming to preserve the historic damson orchards around the Lyth Valley. Held every year in spring, the Damson day takes place in the orchards at blossom time.

 

Country Fare
Dale Foot, Mallerstang, Kirkby, Stephen, Cumbria CA17 4JT
Tel: 01768 372519

Diane Halliday, who was featured on ‘Food Heroes’, has a simple approach to her cake making business – she makes the kinds of cakes she herself loves to eat. They make a big and ever-expanding range, and also offer pickled damsons, a traditional Cumbrian delicacy.Find the cakes at many Cumbrian farmers markets – call for details.

 

The Village Bakery
Melmerby, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 1HE
Tel: 01768 881811
Website: http://www.village-bakery.com/ E-mail: info@village-bakery.com

Totally organic bakery, with a wide range of bread varieties, including some suitable for people with yeast and wheat intolerances. Available mail order, and also from Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.

 

Dorset Blueberry Company
Church Cottage, 352 Hampreston, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 7LX
Tel: 01202 579342 Fax: 01202 579014
Website: http://www.dorset-blueberry.com/

Many varieties of blueberry, available as fresh fruit, or as juice, jams, sauce and pies. Available via mail order, from the farm shop, from farmers’ markets in Dorset, Hampshire and London, or from Marks and Spencer.

 

Cyrnel Bakery Ltd
Lower Road, Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5HE
Tel: 01342 822283

Huge variety of breads, some organic, made with local flour. Cakes are made with local free-range eggs. Available from several Sussex farmers’ markets; call for details.

 

  1. & H. Marriage & Sons Ltd
    Chelmer Mills, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1PN
    Tel: 01245 354455

Flour traditionally milled from Canadian wheat. 15 varieties are available, some certified organic. Available from health food shops across the UK.

 

Clay Barn Orchard
Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex CO5 7AR
Tel/Fax: 01206 735405

Quinces available via mail order (when in season – from beginning of October).

 

The Food Company
London Road, Marks, Tey Colchester, Essex CO6 1ED
Tel: 01206 214000 Fax: 01206 214019
Website: http://www.thefoodcompany.co.uk/ E-mail: info@thefoodcompany.co.uk

A large food shop with twelve departments, including a bakery, a fishmonger, a butcher and green grocery. The company mission is to get as far away from manufactured and processed packaged foods as possible. Traceability and freshness are key concepts for the Food Company. The bakery section produces traditional and unusual breads – some you may never have heard of – all baked traditionally on the premises.

 

Park Fruit Farm
Pork Lane, Great Holland, Nr Frinton-on-Sea, Essex
Tel: 01255 674621
Website: http://www.parkfruitfarm.co.uk/ E-mail: s.elsworth@farmline.com

Pick-your-own farm (also has ready-picked fruit), with 40 varieties of apple, 10 varieties of plum, pears and raspberries (also frozen raspberries out of season). Wet walnuts, local untreated honey, cider vinegar and vegetables, all grown on the farm or sourced locally. No mail order.

 

Wilkin & Sons
Tiptree, Essex CO5 0RF
Tel: 01621 815407 Fax: 01621 814555
Website: http://www.tiptree.com/ E-mail: info@tiptree.com

Mulberry jam, available from most supermarkets. Wilkin & Sons have less than 20 mulberry trees, which are all very old; mulberry trees often don’t bear fruit for the first 20 years. There is a tea room on site.

 

Three Ways House
Mickleton, Chipping, Campden, Gloucestershire GL55 6SB
Tel: 01386 438429 Fax: 01386 438118
E-mail: threewayshouse@puddingclub.com

 

The Authentic Bread Company
Strawberry Hill, Newent, Gloucestershire GL18 1LH
Tel: 01531 828181 Fax: 01531 828151
Website: http://www.authenticbread.co.uk/ E-mail: info@authenticbread.co.uk

Organic, traditionally baked bread, including rye bread, walnut bread, spelt and Continental varieties. Authentic Bread say that ‘taste rather than cost is paramount’. No flour improvers are used; the dough is allowed to ferment naturally twice, a time-consuming process that most commercial bakers won’t use. Winner of many national awards.

 

Shipton Mill
Long Newnton, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8RP
Tel: 01666 505050 Fax: 01666 504666
E-mail: jlister@shipton-mill.com

Old-fashioned stone-ground flour from a water-powered mill. Shipton Mill produce 60 varieties of mainly organic flour, which complement traditional breads – the grist is matured for longer for a more rounded flavour. There are some varieties of flour produced here that are otherwise very difficult to get hold of. Available via mail order; call and ask for Flour Direct. Shipton Mill will also provide advice for home bakers.

 

Durleigh Marsh Farm Shop
Durleigh Marsh Farm, Rogate Road, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 6AX
Tel: 01730 821626 Fax: 01730 821581
E-mail: grange@ukgateway.net

Farm shop and pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and asparagus.

 

Court Farm
Tillington, Burghill, Herefordshire HR4 8LG
Tel: 01432 760271

Great range of pick-your-own and ready-picked soft fruit, including blueberries, cherries, raspberries and redcurrants. Asparagus is also available.

 

Brogdale Horticultural Trust
Brogdale Road, Faversham, Kent M13 8XZ
Tel: 01795 535286 Fax: 01795 531710
Website: http://www.brogdale.org.uk/ E-mail: info@brogdale.org.uk

Home to the National Fruit Collections, with literally hundreds of varieties of apple; also mulberries, blueberries, raspberries and nuts. Maintaining the diversity of species is the guiding objective.

 

Artisan Bread
Units 16-17, John Wilson Business Park, Whitstable, Kent CT5 3QZ
Tel: 01227 771881 Fax: 01227 278661
Website: http://www.artisanbread.ltd.uk/

Artisan Bread mill their own grain to make flour, often using unusual varieties of grain. No yeast or tap water is used (only spring water) and less salt. This is the UK’s first biodynamic bakery, where a holistic approach is taken to bread – from health to the impact on the environment to maintaining the biodiversity of the ingredients used. The range of loaves is impressive, including unusual choices like the galangal rice bread, and the four seasons bread, stuffed with vegetables. Mail order available.

 

North Elmham Bakery
Eastgate Street, North Elmham, Dereham, Norfolk NR20 5HD
Tel: 01362 668548 Fax: 01362 668577

Run by a baker obsessed by freshness and the baking of bread in the old-fashioned way, without additives. The owner, Norman Ollie, is a tireless campaigner for ‘real bread’. Many outlets in Norfolk; call for details.

 

The Chocolate Society
Clay Pit Lane, Roecliffe, Nr Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire YO51 9LS
Tel: 01423 322230
(also)
36 Elizabeth Street, London SW1W 9NZ
Tel: 020 7259 9222

Website: http://www.chocolate.co.uk/ E-mail: info@chocolate.co.uk

All varieties of Valrhona chocolate, hand made truffles, and everything a chocoholic could want. The London branch has a chocolate-themed café.

 

Davills Patisserie
24 Westgate Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 2BQ
Tel: 01765 603544

Featured on Food Heroes, Davills are an artisan bakery, specialising in a regional treat – Yorkshire Curd Tart.

 

Plaisir du Chocolat
251-253 Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 8BQ
Tel: 0131 556 9524 Fax: 0131 556 6553
E-mail: sales@plaisirduchocolat.co.uk

High-quality chocolate, including Valrhona and Michel Cluizel couverture, and a great range of hand made truffles. Mail order available.

 

Gourmet’s Lair
8 Union Street, Inverness, Scotland IV1 1PL
Tel: 01463 225151
Website: http://www.gourmetslair.co.uk/

Great selection of artisan foods from around the UK and abroad. Well over 100 varieties of cheese.

 

Adamson’s Bakery
12 Routine Row, Pittenweem, Scotland KY10 2LG
Tel: 01333 311336 Traditional Scottish oatcakes, also available at Neal’s Yard Dairy in London, and Iain Mellis in Edinburgh and Glasgow (see their entries in the cheese section).

 

Bankhead of Kinloch
Meigle, Tayside, Scotland PH12 8QY
Tel: 01828 640265 Fax: 01828 640687

Tayside raspberries – the finest raspberries in Britain are said to come from Tayside. Pick your own, or buy them ready-picked from the farm shop, in July and August.

 

The Fruit Garden
Groesfaen Road, Peterston-Super-Ely, Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Tel: 01446 760358

Specialist soft fruit growers, including 18 varieties of strawberry. The Fruit Garden continually experiment with varieties to achieve the best flavour. Pick-your-own and ready-picked available, and suppliers from The Fruit Garden attend many local farmers’ markets; call for details or look at http://www.sewafm.org.uk/. Also available is home-made, high-quality ice cream.

 

Essington Fruit Farm
Bognop Road, Essington, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire WV11 2BA
Tel: 01902 735724

Farm-shop sales and pick-your-own soft fruit, including blueberries; also potatoes, leeks and other vegetables. Essington Fruit Farm carefully selects fruit and vegetable varieties for maximum flavour, often using old-fashioned varieties. The blueberries are only available in July and August, but freeze well.

 

Oldroyd & Sons
Ashfield House, Main Street, Carlton, Wakefield WF3 3RW
Tel: 0113 282 2245

Farm-gates sales of traditionally produced champagne rhubarb.

 

Tony’s Bakery
1 Peel Street, Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY11 6UG
Tel: 01562 636463

Tony’s use recipes going back 130 years, and hand-make their bread without help from machines. Customers can see their bread being made in the open kitchens. The resulting quality is such that customers will travel from larger neighbouring towns just for the bread.

 

These are the delis that endeavor to find foods that will never be seen in supermarkets; often, foods from artisan producers working on a small scale. Some of them have a real sense of place in the regional produce they stock, some sell exotic and unusual foods from further afield. There are also specialist shops that demonstrate a passion for one type of product – spice shops offering a bewildering range of spices from every part of the world, or off-licenses stocking artisan ciders and whiskies from tiny distilleries.

 

Club Chef Direct
Lakeside, Bridgwater Road, Barrow Gurney, Bristol BS48 3SJ
Tel: 01275 475 252 Fax: 01275 475 167
Website: http://www.clubchefdirect.co.uk/ E-mail: info@clubchefdirect.co.uk

A company which aims to provide the home cook with the quality of food top chefs expect. The meat, game and fish are endorsed by a panel of legendary chefs. Mail order available.

 

Seasoned Pioneers
Unit 8 Stadium Court, Stadium Road, Bromborough, Wirral, CH62 3RP
Tel: 0800 068 2348
Website: http://www.seasonedpioneers.com E-mail:info@seasonedpioneers.co.uk

Over 100 varieties of spices from all over the world, some organic. Spice blends are created in house, using original, traditional recipes.

 

The Spice Shop
1 Blenheim Crescent, London W11 2EE
Tel: 020 7221 4448
Website: http://www.thespiceshop.co.uk/

Every spice you can imagine, blended on the premises without any artificial additives. Mail order available.

 

The Oil Merchant Ltd
47 Ashchurch Grove, London W12 9BU
Tel: 020 8740 1335 Fax: 020 8740 1319
E-mail: the_oil_merchant@compuserve.com

Specialist importer of single estate olive oils from small producers throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Mail order available.

 

Forman and Field
30a Marshgate Lane, London E15 2NH
Tel: 0208 8221 3939
Website: http://www.formanandfield.com/

A one-stop gourmet shop, with lots of artisan produce from small scale producers around the country.

 

Berry Bros & Rudd
3 St James Street, London SW1A 1EG
Tel: 0870 900 4300 Fax: 01256 340106
Website: http://www.bbr.com/ E-mail: orders@bbr.com

Lots of interesting, unusual high-quality sherries. Mail order available.

 

Brindisa
9b Weir Road, Balham, London SW12 0LT
Tel: 020 8772 1600 Fax: 020 8772 1666
Website: http://www.brindisa.com/ E-mail: sales@brindisa.com

Wide range of hard-to-find Spanish ingredients, including Judion de la Granja butter beans. Mail order available, but large minimum order applies. Brindisa also have a shop at Borough Market in London.

 

Carluccio’s
29a Neal Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9PS
Tel: 0207 240 1487 Fax: 0207 497 1361
Website: http://www.carluccios.com/

Italian deli-style produce with a good selection of wild mushrooms. Carluccio’s also stock saba, the Trebianno grape sauce referred to in the recipe for Ragoût of hare with red wine from the Loire. There are many branches of Carluccios around London – see the website for your nearest.

 

The Cool Chile Company
PO Box 5702, London W11 2GS
Tel: 0870 902 1145
Website: http://www.coolchile.co.uk/ E-mail: dodie@coolchile.co.uk

Many different kinds of dried chillies and Mexican ingredients, such as masa harina. Mail order available. They also stock tortilla presses.

 

Gourmet World
101 Lonsdale Road, London SW13 9DA
Tel: 020 8748 0125 Fax: 020 8741 4980
Website: http://www.gourmet-world.co.uk/ E-mail: info@gourmet-world.co.uk

Continental deli items from small, artisan producers, often exclusive to Gourmet World in the UK. Winner of ‘Guild of Fine Food Retailers’ award. Mail order available.

 

Reid Wines
The Mill Marsh Lane, Hallatrow, Nr Bristol BS39 6EB
Tel: 01761 452645 Fax: 01761 453642
E-mail: reidwines@aol.com

Mail order available.

 

Springbank Distillers
85 Longrow, Campbeltown, Argyll PA28 6EX
Tel: 01586 552009

Springbank whisky, available mail order from: Loch Fyne Whiskies Inverary Argyll PA32 Tel: 01499 302219 Fax: 01499 302238 Website: www.lfw.co.uk

 

Roots Deli
33 Crendon Street High, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP13 6LJ
Tel/Fax: 01494 524243
Website: http://www.rootsdeli.demon.co.uk/ E-mail:sales@rootsdeli.demon.co.uk

British cheese, wine, beer, charcuterie and smoked salmon, with a good organic section, too.

 

The Lizard Pasty Shop
Beacon Terrace, The Lizard, Helston, Cornwall TR12 7PB
Tel: 01326 290889 Fax: 01326 290153
E-mail: lizardpasty@connexions.co.uk

Ann Muller’s famous Cornish pasties, available mail order November to February.

 

Stein’s Seafood Delicatessen
South Quay, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8BL
Tel: 01841 533466 Fax: 01841 533868

Canned seafood like tuna, anchovies and sardines, fresh seafood and shellfish, take-away food, ‘Rick Stein’ products and a selection of high-quality specialist ingredients.

 

Demel’s Sri Lankan Chutneys
10 Beezon Estate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 6BW
Tel: 01539 816298  E: sales@demels.co.uk W: file://www.demels.co.uk

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, Demels produce authentic Sri Lankan pickles, preserves and accompaniments from carefully selected ingredients. They are made in small batches in Cumbria to old recipes passed down through the family. They are versatile ingredients for a wide variety of dishes – as well as great with meats and cheeses.

 

Burts Potato Chips
The Parcel Shed, Station Yard, Kingsbridge Devon TQ7 1ES
Tel: 01548 852220 Fax: 01548 854010
Website: http://www.burtschips.com/

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’. Hand-fried potato crisps, each bag is labeled with the member of staff who cooked them, and the name of the field the potatoes were grown in. These are artisan crisps. Give Burts a call to find out how to get hold of them.

 

Newton Abbott Beer Festival
c/o Tuckers Maltings, Teign Road, Newton Abbott, Devon TQ12 4AA
Tel: 01626 334734
Website: http://www.tuckersmaltings.com/

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’. The old malt house at Tuckers Maltings is the venue for the annual beer festival, a celebration of real ales from around the country.

 

Hoo Hing
Hoo Hing Commercial Centre, Freshwater Road, Chadwell Heath, Romford Essex RM8 1RX
Tel: 0208 548 3636 Fax: 0208 548 3688
Website: http://www.hoohing.com/ E-mail: enquiries@hoohing.com

Enormous range of Chinese spices, soy sauces, and any other Chinese ingredients you might need. Mail order available.

 

Minchews Real Cyder and Perry
Rose Cottage, Aston Cross, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 8HX
Tel: 07974 034331
Website: http://www.minchews.co.uk/ E-mail: ask.us@minchews.co.uk

The perry used to cook the gammon on page 92 of the Food Heroes cook book. Kevin Minchew makes award winning, single-variety perry and cider. Sold through Orchard Hive and Vine (see their separate entry).

 

The Grapevine Delicatessen
77 High Street, Odiham, Hampshire RG29 1LB
Tel/Fax: 01256 701900
Website: http://www.grapevine-gourmet.com/ E-mail: info@grapevine-gourmet.com

Selection of Spanish, Italian and Eastern foods; also traditional British and local Hampshire products. Mail order available.

 

Orchard Hive & Vine
4 High Street, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 8LZ
Tel/Fax: 01568 611232
Website: http://www.orchard-hive-and-vine.co.uk/ E-mail:sales@ohv.wyenet.co.uk

Mail order sales of cider and perry from a range of small producers, who often use hand-picked, unsprayed, single-variety fruit. Also bottled beers and wines.

 

Fratelli Camisa
Unit 4, I.O. Centre, Lea Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire EN8 7PG
Tel: 01992 763076 Fax: 01992 652775
Website: http://www.camisa.co.uk/ E-mail: sales@fratellicamisa.co.uk

Good range of Italian deli products, including authentic Italian sausages, such as Luganega. Mail order available.

 

George Bateman & Son Ltd
Salem Bridge Brewery, Wainfleet, Lincolnshire PE24 4JE
Tel: 01754 880317
Website: http://www.bateman.co.uk/ E-mail: batemansbrewery@bateman.co.uk

Mail order real ale, from CAMRA award-winning brewery. Their XXXB ale has won CAMRA ‘Premium Beer of the Year’ Award 5 times. Also organic and fruit beers, all available by mail order.

 

Black Sheep Brewery
Wellgarth, Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 4EN
Tel: 01765 680122
Website: http://www.blacksheepbrewery.com/

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, the Black Sheep Brewery was established by Paul Theakston in order for him to go back to the roots of brewing, and make real ale in an entirely traditional way. He turned his back on modern brewing methods and equipment, and the result is a range of cask- and bottle-conditioned ales that are an expression of British brewing heritage. Available from many pubs around Yorkshire, and by mail order.

 

Rosebud Preserves
Rosebud Farm, Healey, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 4LH
Tel: 01765 689174

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, Rosebud Preserves make a big range of chutneys, jams and jellies – Rick particularly liked their onion marmalade. All available by mail order.

 

Ponteland Memorial Hall
Darras Road, Ponteland, Northumberland
E-mail: jpendrich@castlemorpeth.gov.uk

4th Saturday monthly, from 9.30am. Contact Jim Pendrich 01670 535148.

 

Mrs King’s Pork Pies
Unit 30, Manvers Business Park, Hollygate Lane, Cotgrave, Nottingham NG12 3JW
Tel/Fax: 0115 989 4101

Pork pies made to a very old traditional recipe. Mail order service available.

 

Lupe Pinto’s Deli
24 Leven Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9LJ
Tel/Fax: 0131 228 6241
(also)
313 Great Western Road, Glasgow G4 9HR
Tel/Fax: 0141 334 5444
Website: http://www.lupepintos.com/ E-mail: lupep@globalnet.co.uk

Specialist importer of Mexican and Spanish foods, with some southern US, Spanish, Caribbean, Thai and Japanese foods. The emphasis is on spice!

 

Valvona & Crolla
19 Elm Row, Edinburgh, Scotland EH7 4AA
Tel: 0131 556 6066 Fax: 0131 556 1668
Website: http://www.valvonacrolla.co.uk/ E-mail: sales@valvonacrolla.co.uk

Huge range of Italian products, available mail order.

 

Sagebury Cheese Delicatessen
21 Cheap Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BN
Tel: 01373 462543

Fantastic deli selling unusual cheeses, oils, pasta, high-quality chocolate and hard-to-find ingredients. Mail order available.

 

Getoily
Unit 3D Lopen Business Park, Mill Lane, Somerset TA13 5JS
Tel: 01460 242588  Website: www.getoily.com
E-mail: feedback@getoily.com

Vast choice of olive oils and balsamic vinegars delivered to your door.

 

The Somerset Cider Brandy Co
Pass Vale Farm, Burrow Hill, Kingsbury Episcopi, Martock, Somerset TA12 5BU
Tel: 01460 240782 Fax: 01460 249220
Website: http://www.ciderbrandy.co.uk/

The Somerset Cider Brandy Co use 40 different varieties of apple to make traditional cider, which they then distill to make cider brandy. Available as 3, 5 or 10 year old versions, the brandy is available by mail order.

 

Provender
3 Market Square, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5BT
Tel: 01460 240681 Fax: 0870 169 4835
Website: http://www.provender.net/

Artisan cheeses, cider, air-dried ham, smoked meat and fish, all sourced locally.

 

High Lane Oatcakes
597-599 High Lane, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST6 7EP
Tel: 01782 810180
Website: http://www.highlaneoatcakes.co.uk/

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, High Lane Oatcakes make traditional Staffordshire oatcakes, which are similar to pancakes. Available from the shop itself, or by mail order.

 

Aspall’s The Cyder House
Aspall Hall, Debenham, Suffolk IP14 6PD
Tel: 01728 860510 Fax: 01728 861031
Website: http://www.aspall.co.uk/ E-mail: info@aspall.co.uk

Cider and aged cider vinegars. Call for details of stockists.

 

Adnam’s Plc
Sole Bay Brewery, Southwold, Suffolk IP18 6JW
Tel: 01502 727200 Fax: 01502 727201
Website: http://www.adnams.co.uk/

Adnam’s ales are available from Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.

 

The Jasmine Shop Stanton House Hotel
The Avenue Stanton, Fitzwarren, Swindon, Wiltshire SN6 7SD
Tel: 01793 861777

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, the Jasmine Shop is a treasure trove of exotic and hard-to-find Japanese ingredients – most of the produce is impossible to find outside Japan or London.

 

Avonbank Core Food & Drink
Pershore College of Horticulture, Avonbank, Pershore, Worcestershire WR10 3JP
Tel: 01386 551200 Fax: 01386 556865

Award-winning single-variety and blended cider and perry, some using unusual and rare varieties of fruit; also some organic ciders. No mail order.

 

We have listed only those regular farmers markets that are members of the National Association of Farmers Markets. This is because these markets operate within the guidelines laid out by the NAFM, meaning that you can be more confident that the produce you buy is local (typically from within a 30 mile radius); that all produce has been grown, reared, caught, brewed, baked, or smoked by the stall holder, and that you will be able to speak to someone on the stall who is directly involved in the production of what you are buying. These guidelines bring benefits to the local economy, by supporting local farmers and food producers, and to the environment, by minimising ‘food miles’.

Brecon
Brecon Market Hall Brecon, Wales
E-mail: fiona.jones9@btopenworld.com

2nd Saturday monthly, 10am-2pm.
Contact Fiona Jones 01874 610008.

Bristol
Corn Street, Bristol
E-mail: steve_morris@bristol-city.gov.uk

Every Wednesday, 9.30am-2.30pm.
Contact Steve Morris 0117 922 4016.

Edinburgh
Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland
Website: http://www.edinburghcc.com/ E-mail:info@edinburghfarmersmarket.com

1st and 3rd Saturday monthly, 9am-2pm.
Contact Gary Henney 0131 652 5944.

Inverness
Eastgate Shopping Precinct, Inverness, Scotland

1st Saturday monthly, 9am-3pm.
Contact Debbie McBean 01309 651206.

London
Blackheath Railway Station Car Park, Blackheath Village, London SE3
Website: http://www.lfm.org.uk/ E-mail: info@lfm.org.uk

Every Sunday, 10am-2pm.
Contact London Farmers Markets 0207 704 9659.

London
Ealing Leeland Road, West Ealing, London W13
Website: http://www.lfm.org.uk/ E-mail: info@lfm.org.uk

Every Saturday, 9am-1pm.
Contact London Farmers Markets 0207 704 9659.

London
Islington, Essex Road, London N1
Website: http://www.lfm.org.uk/ E-mail: info@lfm.org.uk

Every Sunday, 10am-2pm.
Contact London Farmers Markets 0207 704 9659.

London
Notting Hill Car Park off Kensington Place, Corner of Kensington, Church Street, London W8
Website: http://www.lfm.org.uk/ E-mail: info@lfm.org.uk

Every Saturday, 9am-1pm.
Contact London Farmers Markets 0207 704 9659.

London
Peckham Town Square, Peckham High Street, London SE15
Website: http://www.lfm.org.uk/ E-mail: info@lfm.org.uk

Every Sunday, 9.30am-1.30pm.
Contact London Farmers Markets 0207 704 9659.

London
Pimlico Road, Orange Square, Corner of Pimlico Road and Ebury Street London SW1
Website: http://www.lfm.org.uk/ E-mail: info@lfm.org.uk

Every Saturday, 9am-1pm.
Contact London Farmers Markets 0207 704 9659.

Twickenham
Holly Road Car Park, London TW1
Website: http://www.lfm.org.uk/ E-mail: info@lfm.org.uk

Every Saturday, 9am-1pm.
Contact London Farmers Markets 0207 704 9659.

London
Wimbledon Park, First School, Havana Road, London SW19
Website: http://www.lfm.org.uk/ E-mail: info@lfm.org.uk

Every Saturday, 9am-1pm.
Contact London Farmers Markets 0207 704 9659.

Marylebone
Cramer Street Car Park, London
Website: http://www.lfm.org.uk/ E-mail: info@lfm.org.uk

Every Sunday, 10am to 2pm.
Contact Cheryl Cohen 0207 704 9659.

Stoke Newington
The Old Fire Station, Leswin Road, London
Website: http://www.growingcommunities.org/ E-mail:grow.communities@btinternet.com

Every Saturday, 10am to 2.30pm.
Contact Kerry Rankine 0207 502 7588.

Borough Market
Off Borough High Street, London SE1 1TL
Tel: 020 7407 1002
Website: http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk/

Fantastic foods from small producers around the country.

Newton Abbot
Newton Abbot Market, Courtenay Street, Newton Abbott
Website: http://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/ E-mail: markets@teignbridge.gov.uk

Every Tuesday, 9am to 4pm. Contact Mick Ford 01626 353567.

Ampthill
Bedford Street Car Park, Ampthill, Bedfordshire
E-mail: council@ampthilltowncouncil.org.uk

Last Saturday monthly, 9.30am-1.30pm.
Contact Penny Francis 01525 404355.

Bedford
Harpur Square, Bedford, Bedfordshire
E-mail: vphillips@bedford.gov.uk

2nd Thursday monthly, 8.30am-2.30pm.
Contact Vicki Phillips 01234 221672.

Leighton Buzzard
High Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
E-mail: bev.tyler@southbeds.gov.uk

3rd Saturday monthly, plus 1st Tuesday monthly from 4th November, 9am to 3.30pm.
Contact Bev Tyler 01525 382424.

Ascot
Car Park 3, opposite race course, Ascot, Berkshire
Website: www.tvfm.org.uk E-mail: info@tvfm.org.uk

3rd Sunday monthly, 9.30am to 1.30pm.
Contact Diane Harker 0870 241 4762.

Maidenhead
Grove Road Car Park, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Website: http://www.greenlink-berkshire.org.uk/ E-mail:diane.harker@care4free.net

2nd Sunday monthly, 10am-1pm.
Contact Diane Harker 01628 670272.

Newbury
Market Place, Newbury, Berkshire
Website: http://www.tvfm.org.uk/ E-mail: info@tvfm.org.uk

1st Sunday monthly, 10am to 1.30pm.
Contact Steve Gallimore 0870 241 4762.

Reading
The Cattle Market, Great Knollys Street, Reading, Berkshire
Website: http://www.tvfm.org.uk/ E-mail: info@tvfm.org.uk

1st and 3rd Saturday monthly, 8am-12pm.
Contact Jane Bowler 0870 2414762.

Wokingham
Market Place, Wokingham, Berkshire
E-mail: wtc@wokinghamtc.tele2.co.uk

1st Thursday monthly, 9am-2pm.
Contact Colin Hook 0118 978 3185.

Bridgend
Awel y Mor, Porthcawl, Bridgend
Website: http://www.bridgendfarmersmarket.co.uk/ E-mail: mpett@bigfoot.com

4th Saturday monthly, 10am to 1pm.
Contact Mike Pett 01656 658963.

Beaconsfield
Windsor End, Old Town, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Website: http://www.tvfm.org.uk/ E-mail: info@tvfm.org.uk

4th Saturday monthly, 9am to 12.30pm.
Contact Diane Harker 0870 241 4762.

Olney
Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire

1st Sunday monthly, 10am to 2pm.
Call 01234 711679 for details.

Princes Risborough
High Street, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire
Website: http://www.tvfm.org.uk/ E-mail: info@tvfm.org.uk

3rd Thursday monthly, 8.30am to 1.30pm.
Contact Chris Waterton 0870 241 4762.

Ely
Market Square, Ely, Cambridgeshire
Website: http://www.eastcambs.gov.uk/ E-mail: roz@elyemail.fsnet.co.uk

2nd and 4th Saturday monthly, 8.30am-2pm.
Contact Roz Scott 01353 665555.

Huntingdon
Market Hill, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
E-mail: nic.martlew@huntsdc.gov.uk

Two Fridays per month, call for details.
Contact Nicholas Martlew or John Lovell 01480 388640.

St Ives
Sheep Market, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire
E-mail: clerk @saintivestowncouncil.fsnet.co.uk

1st and 3rd Saturdays monthly, 8.30am to 2pm.
Contact Roz Scott 01480 388929.

St. Neots
Market Square, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
E-mail: david.gregory@sntc.co.uk

2nd Saturday monthly, 9am to 3pm.
Contact Owen Easteal 01480 388912.

Whittlesey
Market Place, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire
E-mail: mchapman@fenland.gov.uk

Alternate Fridays, 8.30am to 1pm.
Contact Mike Chapman 01354 622229.

Wisbech
Market Place, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
E-mail: mchapman@fenland.gov.uk

Alternate Fridays, 8.30am to 1pm.
Contact Mike Chapman 01354 622229.

Cardigan
Pendre Car Park, Cardigan, Cardiganshire
E-mail: jfenner@anturteifi.org.uk

1st Thursday monthly, 10am to 2pm.
Contact Jan Fenner 01970 828194.

Aberaeron
Inner Harbour, Aberaeron, Ceredigion
E-mail: jfenner@anturteifi.org.uk

1st Saturday monthly.
Contact Jan Fenner 01970 828194.

Aberystwyth
North Parade, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales
E-mail: jfenner@anturteifi.org.uk

3rd Saturday monthly, 10am-3pm.
Contact Jan Fenner 01970 828194.

Lampeter
High Street, Lampeter, Ceredigion, Wales
E-mail: chris@lampeterwoodturning.co.uk

Friday every fortnight, 10am-3pm.
Contact Chris Thomas 01570423200.

Congleton
The Bridestones Centre (next to Safeway) Congleton, Cheshire

1st and 3rd Tuesdays monthly, 9am to 4pm.
Contact Laurence Hodson 0151 261 1200.

Ellesmere
Port Adjoining Market Hall, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

4th Saturday monthly, 9am to 5pm.
Contact Allan Davies 0151 356 6894.

Vale Royal
Kelsall Eddisbury Fruit Farm, Kelsall, Cheshire
Website: http://www.eddisbury.co.uk/ E-mail: farmshop@hotmail.com

3rd Saturday monthly.
Contact Monica Haworth 01829 759157.

Darlington
Market Place, Darlington, Co Durham
Website: http://www.darlington.gov.uk/ E-mail: peter.wilson@darlington.gov.uk

3rd Friday monthly, 9am-4pm.
Contact Peter Wilson 01325 388691.

Stanhope
Durham Dales Centre, Stanhope, Co Durham
Website: http://www.teesdalefarmersmarkets.co.uk/ E-mail:katrina@bluebell30.fsbusiness.co.uk

4th Saturday monthly, (except for December – Friday 12th) 10am-3pm.
Contact Katrina Palmer 07759 832234.

Saltash
Fore Street, Saltash, Cornwall
E-mail: pip@sbdassociates.co.uk

4th Saturday monthly.
Contact Pip Miller 01752 844846.

Barnard Castle
Cobbles Barnard Castle, County Durham
Website: http://www.teesdalefarmersmarkets.co.uk/ E-mail:katrina@bluebell30.fsbusiness.co.uk

1st Saturday monthly, 10am to 3pm.
Contact Katrina Palmer 07759 832234.

Brough
Brough Memorial Hall, Brough, Cumbria
E-mail: brough.farmersmarket@virgin.net

3rd Saturday monthly, 9.30am-2pm.
Contact Marion Williams 01768 342135.

Harrison & Hetherington
Borderway Mart Junction 43, M6 Carlisle, Cumbria

2nd Saturday monthly, 9.30am-1.30pm.
Contact Heather Pritchard 01228 590490.

Orton
Orton Market Hall, Junction 38, M6 Orton, Cumbria
Website: http://www.ortonfarmers.co.uk/ E-mail: info@ortonfarmersmarket.co.uk

2nd Saturday monthly, 9.30am-2.30pm.
Contact Jane Brook 01539 624899 (evenings).

Penrith
Market Square, Penrith, Cumbria

3rd Tuesday monthly, 9.30am-2.30pm.
Contact Ann Meston 01768 212477.

Pooley Bridge
Village Centre, behind Sun Hotel, Pooley Bridge, Cumbria
Website: http://www.ortonfarmers.co.uk/ E-mail: info@ortonfarmers.co.uk

Last Sunday monthly, from April to September, 10.30am to 2.30pm.
Contact Jane Brook 01539 624899.

Bakewell
Agricultural Business Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, Derbyshire
Website: http://www.bakewellabc.co.uk/

Last Saturday monthly, 9am-3pm.
Contact Neil McGregor 01629 813777.

Belper
Market Place, Belper, Derbyshire
E-mail: belper.town.council@co-net.com

2nd Saturday monthly, 9am to 2pm.
Contact Elaine Hibbert 01773 822116.

Hartington
Hartington Moor (Summer) Broomfield College (Winter) Hartington, Derbyshire
Website: http://www.hartingtonfarmersmarket.com/ E-mail:gilly@hartingtonfarmesmarket.com

Every Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
Contact Gilly Groom 01629 534302.

Heanor
Market Place, Heanor, Derbyshire
E-mail: russell.slater@ambervalley.gov.uk

3rd Saturday monthly, 9am-3pm.
Contact Russell Slater 01773 841542.

Ripley
Market Place, Ripley, Derbyshire
E-mail: russell.slater@ambervalley.gov.uk

1st Saturday monthly, 9am-3pm.
Contact Russell Slater 01773 841542.

Crediton
Market Square, Crediton, Devon

1st Saturday monthly, 10am-1pm.
Contact Dodie Huxter 01363 775928.

Exeter
Fore Street/South Street, Exeter, Devon
Website: http://www.exeter.gov.uk/ E-mail: markets@exeter.gov.uk

Last Wednesday in the month, 9am-2pm.
Contact George Dumble 01392 665757

Newton Abbot
Newton Abbot Market, Courtenay Street, Newton Abbot, Devon
Website: http://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/ E-mail: markets@teignbridge.gov.uk

Every Tuesday, 9am to 4pm.
Contact Mick Ford 01626 353567.

Plymouth
Armada Way, Plymouth, Devon
Website: http://www.plymouthpanniermarket.co.uk/ E-mail:mike.thomsett@plymouth.gov.uk

2nd Saturday in the month, 9am-5pm.
Contact Mike Thomsett 01752 306551.

South Molton
Pannier Market, South Molton, Devon

4th Saturday in the month, 7am-1pm.
Contact John Talbot 01769 572252.

Tavistock
Bedford Square, Tavistock, Devon
Website: http://www.tavistockfarmersmarket.com/ E-mail:widgeryworms@tiscali.co.uk

2nd and 4th Saturdays in the month, 9am-1pm.
Contact David Evans 01822 820515.

Tiverton
Pannier Market, Tiverton, Devon

3rd Wednesday in the month.
Contact Richard Jones 01884 243351.

Blandford Forum
The Corn Exchange, Blandford Forum, Dorset
E-mail: k.a.crocker@farmersweekly.net

2nd Friday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Kevin Crocker 01305 848107.

Bridport
Arts Centre, Bridport, Dorset
E-mail: k.a.crocker@farmersweekly.net

2nd Saturday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Kevin Crocker 01305 848107.

Christchurch
Saxon Square, Christchurch, Dorset
E-mail: k.a.crocker@farmersweekly.co.uk

1st Friday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Kevin Crocker 01305 848107.

Dorchester
Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset
E-mail: k.a.crocker@farmersweekly.net

1st Saturday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Kevin Crocker 01305 848107.

Gillingham
The Methodist Chapel, Gillingham, Dorset
E-mail: k.a.crocker@farmersweekly.net

4th Saturday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Kevin Crocker 01305 848107.

Shaftesbury
Town Hall, Shaftesbury, Dorset
E-mail: k.a.crocker@farmersweekly.net

1st Saturday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Kevin Crocker 01305 848107.

Sherborne
Cheap Street, Sherborne, Dorset
E-mail: k.a.crocker@farmersweekly.net

3rd Friday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Kevin Crocker 01305 848107.

Sturminster
Newton Market Place, Sturminster, Newton, Dorset
E-mail: k.a.crocker@farmersweekly.net

4th Friday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Kevin Crocker 01305 848107.

Wareham
Town Hall, Wareham, Dorset
E-mail: k.a.crocker@farmersweekly.net

4th Thursday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Kevin Crocker 01305 848107.

Wimborne
Corn Market Wimborne Dorset
E-mail: k.a.crocker@farmersweekly.net

2nd Thursday monthly, 9am-1pm. Contact Kevin Crocker 01305 848107.

Hailsham
Hailsham Cattle Market, Hailsham, East Sussex
E-mail: janet_dann@talk21.com

2nd Saturday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Janet Dann 01323 833359.

Heathfield
Co-op Car Park, Heathfield, East Sussex
Website: http://www.heathfield.net/ E-mail: heathfieldmarket@btopenworld.com

3rd Saturday monthly, 9am to 1pm.
Contact Colin Williams 01435 862798.

Lewes Cliffe
Pedestrian Precinct, Lewes, East Sussex
E-mail: farmersmarket@comcause.fsnet.co.uk

1st Saturday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Tina Deubert 01273 470900.

Uckfield
Weald Hall, Civic Centre (November to March) Luxford Car Park (April to October) Uckfield East Sussex

1st Saturday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Barry Knights 01825 760646.

Barnston
Village Hall, Barnston, Essex

4th Saturday monthly, 9.30am to 11.30am.
Contact Tracy Claydon 01279 871532/07904 032393.

Barleylands
Barleylands Craft Village & Farm Centre, Billericay, Essex
Website: http://www.barleylands.co.uk/ E-mail: info@barleylands.co.uk

2nd and last Saturdays monthly, 9am to 1pm.
Contact Kelly Richardson 01268 290229.

Colchester
St Mary’s Arts Centre, Colchester, Essex
E-mail: john.buchanan@colchester.gov.uk

First Friday monthly 9am to 1pm.
Contact John Buchanan 01206 282709.

Dedham
Assembly Rooms, Colchester, Essex
E-mail: john.buchanan@colchester.gov.uk

3rd Friday monthly, 9am to 2pm.
Contact John Buchanan 01206 282709.

Harlow
Market Square, Harlow, Essex

1st Wednesday monthly, 9am to 4pm.
Contact Jackie Marlow or Helen McClusky 0118 945 1799.

Loughton
Centric Parade, Loughton, Essex

1st Sunday monthly from March 2004, 9am to 4pm.
Contact Jackie Marlow or Helen McClusky 0118 945 1799.

Maldon
Swan Hotel, High Street, Maldon, Essex
Website: http://www.maldon.gov.uk/

1st Tuesday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Paul Irvine 01359 270925.

North Weald
Weald Hall Farm, Canes Lane, North Weald, Essex

3rd Sunday monthly, 9am to 4pm.
Contact Jackie Marlow or Helen McClusky 0118 945 1799.

Takeley
Silver Jubilee Hall, Takeley, Essex

1st Saturday monthly, 9.30am to 11.30am.
Contact Tracy Claydon 01279 871532/07904 032393.

Witham
The Grove Shopping Centre, Witham, Essex
E-mail: manager@groveshopping.co.uk 2nd and 4th Tuesday monthly, 9.30am-2pm.
Contact Wendy Harlow 01376 519440.

Cardiff
Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Website: http://www.riversidemarket.org.uk/ E-mail:culturalconcerns@onetel.net.uk

1st Sunday monthly, 10am-2pm.
Contact Steve Garret 02920 227892.

Chipping Sodbury
Town Hall, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire
E-mail: weylode@aol.com

2nd Saturday and last Thursday monthly, 9am-2pm.
Contact Jim Wilkie 01454 321010.

Cirencester
The Market Place, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Website: http://www.foodlinks.info/ E-mail: simonsmith@pdcarter.co.uk

2nd and 4th Saturday monthly, 8.30am-1pm.
Contact Simon Smith 01453 834777.

Gloucester
The Cross & Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Website: http://www.foodlinks.info/ E-mail: info@madeinstroud.org

1st and 3rd Friday monthly, 9am to 3pm.
Contact Clare Gerbrands 01453 758060.

Stonehouse
Globe Inn High Street, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Website: http://www.foodlinks.info/ E-mail: info@madeinstroud.org

2nd Saturday monthly, 9am to 1pm.
Contact Clare Gerbrands 01453 758060.

Stow-on-the-Wold
The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire
Website: http://www.foodlinks.info%20lmail/ E-mail: info@madeinstroud.org

2nd Thursday monthly, 9am to 2pm.
Contact Clare Gerbrands 01453 758060.

Stroud
Cornhill Market Place, Stroud, Gloucestershire
Website: http://www.foodlinks.info/ E-mail: info@madeinstroud.org

1st and 3rd Saturday monthly, 9am-2pm.
Contact Clare Gerbrands 01453 758060.

Thornbury
St Mary Centre, Thornbury, Gloucestershire

1st and 3rd Thursday monthly, 9am-2pm.
Contact Tony Wilcock 01454 888822.

Winchcombe
Hayles Fruit Farm, Toddington, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
Website: http://www.foodlinks.info/ E-mail: info@madeinstroud.org

Occasional markets.
Contact Clare Gerbrands 01453 758060.

Chepstow
Senior Citizen Hall, Chepstow, Gwent, Wales

2nd Saturday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Mrs S. White 01600 712611.

Fleet
Gurkha Square off High Street, Aldershot, Hampshire
Website: http://www.hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk/ E-mail:tessa.driscoll@hants.gov.uk

2004: 15th Feb, 18th April, 20th June, 15th August, 17th October, 19th December.
Contact Tessa Driscoll 01962 845135.

Andover
High Street, Andover, Hampshire
Website: http://www.hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk/ E-mail:tessa.driscoll@hants.gov.uk

3rd Sunday monthly 10am-2pm.
Contact Tessa Driscoll 01962 845135.

Basingstoke
Outside Willis Museum, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Website: http://www.hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk/ E-mail:tessa.driscoll@hants.gov.uk

2nd Sunday in the month 10am – 2pm.
Contact Tessa Driscoll 01962 845135.

Farnborough
Queensmead Precinct, Farnborough, Hampshire
Website: http://www.hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk/ E-mail:tessa.driscoll@hants.gov.uk

14th Feb, 10th April, 12th June, 14th August, 9th October, 11th December in 2004. 10am to 2pm.
Contact Tessa Driscoll 01962 845135.

Petersfield
Market Square, Petersfield, Hampshire
Website: http://www.hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk/ E-mail:tessa.driscoll@hants.gov.uk

1st Sunday of the month in Feb to Dec 10am to 2pm.
Contact Tessa Driscoll 01962 845135.

Ringwood
Furlong Centre next to Waitrose, Ringwood, Hampshire
Website: http://www.hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk/ E-mail:tessa.driscoll@hants.gov.uk

2004: 4th April, 6th June, 1st August, 3rd October.
Contact Tessa Driscoll 01962 845135.

Romsey
Broadwater Road Car Park, Romsey, Hampshire
Website: http://www.hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk/ E-mail:tessa.driscoll@hants.gov.uk

2004: 7th March, 2nd May, 4th July, 5th September, 7th November, 10am to 2pm.
Contact Tessa Driscoll 01962 845135.

Southsea
Palmerston Road, Southsea, Hampshire
Website: http://www.hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk/ E-mail:tessa.driscoll@hants.gov.uk

2004 – 18th Jan, then second Sunday monthly Feb to Nov, plus 5th December 10am to 2pm.
Contact Tessa Driscoll 01962 845135.

Winchester
Middle Brook Street, Winchester, Hampshire
Website: http://www.hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk/ E-mail:tessa.driscoll@hants.gov.uk

2004 – last Sunday monthly except December, when on 12th, 10am to 2pm.
Contact Tessa Driscoll 01962 845135.

Bromyard
Outside Leisure Centre, Bromyard, Herefordshire
E-mail: dianapalmer@btinternet.com

4th Friday monthly, 10am to 2pm.
Contact Diana Palmer 01873 890675.

Hereford
High Town, Hereford, Herefordshire
E-mail: dianapalmer@btinternet.com

3rd Thursday monthly, 9am-2pm.
Contact Diana Palmer 01873 890675.

Leominster
Corn Square, Leominster, Herefordshire
E-mail: dianapalmer@btinternet.com

2nd Saturday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Diana Palmer 01873 890675.

Ross-on-Wye
Below Market House, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
E-mail: dianapalmer@btinternet.com

1st Friday monthly, 10am-2pm.
Contact Diana Palmer 01873 890675.

Dane
End Dane, End Memorial Hall, Dane End, Hertfordshire
E-mail: jacatlordship@yahoo.co.uk

2nd Saturday monthly, 10.30am-12.30pm.
Contact Jackie Monk 01920 438947

Hatfield
White Lion Square, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Website: http://www.welhat.gov.uk/ E-mail: m.donovan@welhat.gov.uk

1st Saturday monthly except January, 9am-2.30pm.
Contact Margaret Donovan 01707 357547.

Sandon
Sandon Village Hall, Sandon, Hertfordshire

3rd Saturday monthly 9.30am-12 noon.
Contact Christina Wornham 01763 287216.

Newport
St Thomas Square, Newport, Isle of Wight
E-mail: robin.oulton@horringford.com

Every Friday, 9am-3pm.
Contact Robin Oulton 01983 865720.

Cranbrook
Vestry Hall, Cranbrook, Kent
E-mail: coral@cranbrookpc.freeserve.co.uk

4th Saturday monthly, 9am to 12pm.
Contact Mr & Mrs JA Gurr 01580 713843.

Grays
High Street, Grays, Kent

2nd Thursday monthly, 9am to 4pm.
Contact Jackie Marlow or Helen McClusky 0118 945 1799.

Rochester
Corporation Street Car Park, Rochester, Kent
Website: http://www.medway.gov.uk/ E-mail: farmersmktroch@aol.com

3rd Sunday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Sandra Woodfall 0777573 6116.

Rolvenden
Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Rolvenden, Kent
Website: http://www.rolvendenfarmersmarket.co.uk/ E-mail:rolvendenfmkt@aol.com

Every Thursday, 10am-12 noon.
Contact Shelley Mitchell 01580 240763.

Tunbridge Wells
Civic Way, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
E-mail: louise.milligan @tunbridgewells.gov.uk

2nd & 4th Saturdays monthly, 9am-2pm.
Contact Lou Milligan 01892 554244.

Wye
The Green, Wye, Kent
Website: http://www.wyefarmersmarket.org.uk/ E-mail: info@wyecycle.org

1st and 3rd Saturday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Claire Wood 01233 813303.

Colne
Market Street Car Park, Colne, Lancashire
Website: www.colnemarket.co.uk E-mail: ian.varley@pendle.gov.uk

3rd Saturday monthly, 9am-3.30pm.
Contact Ian Varley 01282 661240.

Ribblesdale
Clitheroe Auction Mart, Lincoln Way, Ribblesdale, Lancashire
Website: http://www.auctionmart.co.uk/ E-mail: rrp@auctionmart.co.uk

Wednesdays fortnightly, 10am-4.30pm.
Contact Robert Parker 01200 423325.

Castle Donington
St Edwards School, Castle Donington, Leicestershire
E-mail: aduthie@aol.com

2nd Saturday monthly, 9am-2pm.
Contact Alec Duthie 01530 261379.

Coalville
Market Hall, Coalville, Leicestershire
E-mail: aduthie@aol.com

Last Saturday monthly, 9am-2pm.
Contact Alec Duthie 01530 261379.

Hinckley
The Market Place, Hinckley, Leicestershire
E-mail: aduthie@aol.com

3rd Thursday monthly, 9am-2pm.
Contact Alec Duthie 01530 261379.

Leicester
Market Place, Leicester, Leicestershire
E-mail: alec-duthie @leicestershirefoodlinks.org.uk

Last Wednesday monthly, 9am to 2pm.
Contact Alec Duthie 01530 261379.

Melton
Mowbray Cattle Market, Scalford Road, Melton, Mowbray, Leicestershire

Every Tuesday 8.30am-2pm, and every Friday 8.30am-12.30pm.
Contact Tim Webster 01664 562971.

Brigg
Market Place, Brigg, Lincolnshire

4th Saturday monthly, 9am-3pm.
Contact Margaret Price 01652 657053.

Epworth
Market Place, Epworth, Lincolnshire

3rd Thursday monthly, 9am to 3pm.
Contact Margaret Price 01652 657053.

Staines
Town Centre, Staines, Middlesex

2nd Sunday monthly, 9am to 4pm.
Contact Jackie Marlow or Helen McClusky 0118 945 1799.

Monmouth
Shire Hall, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales

2nd Wednesday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Mrs S. White 01600 712611.

Aylsham
Market Place, Aylsham, Norfolk

1st Saturday monthly except January, 9am to 1pm.
Contact Hazel Stringer 01263 734580.

Norwich
Norfolk Showground Norwich Norfolk
Website: http://www.norfolkevents.co.uk/ E-mail: rholland@norfolkevents.co.uk

2nd Saturday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Rita Holland 01953 681715.

Wayland (Watton)
Watton High Street, Watton, Norfolk
Website: http://www.wayland.org.uk/

1st Saturday monthly, except January, 8.30am-12.30pm.
Contact Barbara Harrold 01953 883915/881709.

Leyburn
Town Square, Leyburn, North Yorkshire
E-mail: info@ndfm.co.uk

4th Saturday monthly, 7.30am to 3pm.
Contact Alastair Davy 01748 884414.

Northallerton
Applegarth Car Park, Northallerton, North Yorkshire
E-mail: info@ndfm.co.uk

4th Friday monthly, 7.30am to 3pm.
Contact Alastair Davy 01748 884414.

Stokesley
The Square, Stokesley, North Yorkshire
E-mail: info@ndfm.co.uk

1st Saturday monthly, 7am to 3pm.
Contact Alastair Davy 01748 884414.

Thirsk
Town Square ,Thirsk, North Yorkshire
E-mail: info@ndfm.co.uk

2nd Monday monthly, 7am to 3pm.
Contact Alastair Davy 01748 884414.

Brackley
Market Place, Brackley, Northamptonshire

3rd Saturday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Chris Blunden 07775 938517.

Oundle
The Market Place, Oundle, Northamptonshire

2nd Saturday monthly, 8.30am-1.30pm.
Contact Diana Watson 01832 272055.

Towcester
Richmond Road Car Park, Towcester, Northamptonshire

2nd Friday monthly, 9am-1.30pm.
Contact Marion Lane 01327 322317.

Wellingborough
Market Place, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Last Thursday monthly, 9am-1.30pm.
Contact Paul Gosling 01933 231739.

Hexham
Market Place, Hexham, Northumberland
E-mail: hallshill@tinyonline.co.uk

2nd Saturday monthly, 9.30am-1.30pm.
Contact Julie Charlton 01434 270393.

Morpeth
Town Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland
E-mail: jpendrich@castlemorpeth.gov.uk

1st Sunday monthly, from 9.30am.
Contact Jim Pendrich 01670 535148

Mansfield
Buttercross, Market Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

3rd Tuesday monthly, 9am to 3pm.
Contact Jan Clarke-Humphries 01623 463733.

London
Swiss Cottage Car Park of the O2 Centre, Finchley Road, London NW3
Website: http://www.lfm.org.uk/ E-mail: info@lfm.org.uk

Every Wednesday, 10am-3pm.
Contact London Farmers Markets 0207 704 9659.

Abingdon
Near the Market Place, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Website: http://www.tvfm.org.uk/ E-mail: info@tvfm.org.uk

3rd Monday monthly, 8.30am to 2pm.
Contact Jane Bowler 0870 241 4762.

Banbury
Cornhill Banbury, Oxfordshire
Website: http://www.tvfm.org.uk/ E-mail: info@tvfm.org.uk

1st Friday monthly, 8.30am to 1.30pm.
Contact Seb Peissel 0870 241 4762.

Chipping Norton
Market Square, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Website: http://www.tvfm.org.uk/ E-mail: info@tvfm.org.uk

4th Friday monthly, 8.30am to 1pm.
Contact Seb Peissel 0870 241 4762.

Deddington
Market Place, Deddington, Oxfordshire

4th Saturday monthly (except Christmas market will be 20th December), 9am-12.30pm.
Contact Charles Newey 01869 338282.

Wolvercote
Wolvercote School (Off First Turn) Oxford, Oxfordshire
E-mail: shadiya@tiscali.co.uk Every Sunday, 10am to 2.30pm.
Contact Shadiya Kingerlee 01865 310693.

Witney
The Green, Witney, Oxfordshire
Website: www.tvfm.org.uk E-mail: info@tvfm.org.uk

3rd Thursday monthly, 8.30am to 1pm.
Contact Will Barton 01993 861482.

Woodstock
Market Place, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Website: http://www.tvfm.org.uk/ E-mail: info@tvfm.org.uk

1st Saturday monthly, 8.30am to 1.30pm.
Contact Sally Forster 0870 241 4762.

Haverfordwest
Riverside Quay Shopping Centre, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Website: http://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/ E-mail:kate.morgan@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Fridays fortnightly, 9am-3pm.
Contact Kate Morgan 01437 776168/776173

Oswestry
The Bailey Head, Oswestry, Shropshire
Website: http://www.oswestry-tc.gov.uk/ E-mail: enquiries@oswestry-tc.gov.uk

Last Friday monthly, 9am to 3pm.
Contact Gail Holloway 01691 680222.

Wem
Leek Street, Wem, Shropshire

2nd Saturday monthly from June to December, 9am-2pm.
Contact Ian Stirton 01939 232771.

Axbridge
Town Square, Axbridge, Somerse
Website: http://www.somersetfarmersmarkets.co.uk/ E-mail:roger@sfmdirect.co.uk

1st Saturday monthly, 9am to 1pm.
Contact Roger White 01458 830801.

Bridgwater
Fore Street, Bridgwater, Somerset

2nd Friday in the month, 9.00am-2pm.
Contact Janet Barons 01984 667252.

Cheddar
Church House or Cliffe Street Car Park, Cheddar, Somerset
Website: http://www.somersetfarmersmarkets.co.uk/ E-mail:roger@sfmdirect.co.uk

3rd Saturday monthly, 9am to 1pm.
Contact Roger White 01458 830801.

Crewkerne, Falkland Square, Crewkerne, Somerset
Website: http://www.somersetfarmersmarkets.co.uk/ E-mail:roger@sfmdirect.co.uk

3rd Saturday in the month, 9am-1pm.
Contact Roger White 01458 830801.

Frome
Cheese and Grain Market, Frome, Somerset
Website: http://www.somersetfarmersmarkets.co.uk/ E-mail:roger@sfmdirect.co.uk

2nd Saturday in the month, 9am-1pm.
Contact Roger White 01458 830801.

Glastonbury
St John’s Car Park, Glastonbury, Somerset
Website: http://www.somersetfarmersmarkets.co.uk/ E-mail:roger@sfmdirect.co.uk

4th Saturday in the month, 9am-1pm.
Contact Roger White 01458 830801.

Highbridge
Community Hall, Highbridge, Somerset
Website: http://www.somersetfarmersmarkets.co.uk/ E-mail:roger@sfmdirect.co.uk

1st Friday monthly, 9am to 1pm.
Contact Roger White 01458 830801.

Taunton
High Street, Taunton, Somerset

Last Thursday in the month, 9am-3pm.
Contact Graeme Wallace 01823 680307.

Wellington
Scout Hall, Wellington, Somerset
Website: http://www.somersetfarmersmarkets.co.uk/ E-mail:roger@sfmdirect.co.uk

3rd Saturday monthly, 9am to 1pm.
Contact Roger White 01458 830801.

Wells
The Market Place, Wells, Somerset
Website: http://www.somersetfarmersmarkets.co.uk/ E-mail:roger@sfmdirect.co.uk

Every Wednesday, 9am-3pm.
Contact Roger White 01458 830801.

Weston-super-Mare
Town Square, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
E-mail: graham.quick@n-somerset.gov.uk

2nd Saturday in the month, 9.30am-2pm.
Contact Graham Quick 01934 634850.

Wincanton
Memorial Hall High Street, Wincanton, Somerset
Website: http://www.somersetfarmersmarkets.co.uk/ E-mail:roger@sfmdirect.co.uk

1st Friday in the month, 9am-1.30pm.
Contact Roger White 01458 830801.

Lichfield
Market Square, Lichfield, Staffordshire
Website: www.lichfield.gov.uk E-mail: townclerk@lichfield.gov.uk

1st Thursday monthly, 9am-3pm.
Contact Rachel Clive 01543 309853.

Stafford
Market Square, Stafford, Staffordshire
E-mail: kdavies@staffordbc.gov.uk

2nd Saturday monthly, 9am-4pm.
Contact Karen Davies 01785 619408.

Beccles
Beccles Heliport, Beccles, Suffolk

1st and 3rd Saturdays monthly, 9am to 1pm.
Contact Margaret Hall 01502 476240.

Felixstowe
Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Felixstowe, Suffolk
E-mail: redpolls@btinternet.com

1st Saturday monthly, 9am to 1pm.
Contact Eric Moss, 01379 384593.

Needham
Alder Carr Farm, Needham, Suffolk
Website: http://www.aldercarrfarm.co.uk/ E-mail: joan@hardingham.net

3rd Saturday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Joan Hardingham 01449 720820.

Woodbridge
Community Centre, Woodbridge, Suffolk
E-mail: ian@lanefarm.co.uk

2nd Saturday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Ian Whitehead 01379 384593.

Guildford
High Street, Guildford, Surrey
E-mail: pinerc@guildford.gov.uk

1st Tuesday monthly 11.30am-3.30pm.
Contact Catherine Piner 01483 444401.

Milford
Secretts Farm, Chapel Lane, Milford, Surrey
Website: www.waverley.gov.uk/farmersmarket E-mail: ilynch@waverley.gov.uk

3rd Sunday monthly, 10am-2pm.
Contact Iain Lynch 01483 523203.

Woking
Town Square, Woking, Surrey
E-mail: ian.young@woking.gov.uk

3rd Thursday monthly, 11am to 3pm.
Contact Ian Young 01483 743208.

Newcastle upon Tyne
Grey’s Monument, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

1st Friday monthly, 9.30am-2.30pm.
Contact Heather Thurlaway 0191 211 5533.

Nyetimber
Vineyard Gay Street, West Chiltington, W Sussex RH20 2HH
Tel: 01798 813989 Fax: 01798 815511
Website: www.nyetimber-vineyard.com/

Coleshill
Church Hall Coleshill Warwickshire

4th Friday monthly, 10am to 2pm.
Contact Helen Simpson 01608 664659/01299 250484.

Kenilworth
Talisman Square, Kenilworth, Warwickshire

2nd Saturday monthly, 9am-2pm.
Contact Helen Simpson 01608 664659/01299 250484.

Leamington
Spa Pump Room Gardens, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

4th Saturday monthly, 9am-2pm.
Contact Helen Simpson 01608 664659/01299 250484.

Rugby
Clock Tower, Market Place, Rugby, Warwickshire

Last Thursday monthly, 9am-2pm.
Contact Helen Simpson 01608 664659 / 01299 250484.

Southam
Market Hill, Southam, Warwickshire

2nd Saturday monthly, 9am-2pm.
Contact Helen Simpson 01608 664659/01299 250484.

Stratford upon Avon
Rother Street Market, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire

1st and 3rd Saturday monthly, 9am-2pm.
Contact Helen Simpson 01608 664659/01299 250484.

Warwick
The Market Place, Warwick, Warwickshire

3rd Friday monthly, 9am-2pm.
Contact Helen Simpson 01608 664659/01299 250484.

Birmingham
Birmingham New Street/Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands

1st and 3rd Wednesdays monthly, 9am to 5pm.
Contact Matt Kelly 0121 303 0300.

Moseley Moseley
Green Moseley West Midlands
E-mail: david@isgrove.co.uk

4th Saturday monthly, 9am to 3pm.
Contact David Isgrove 0121 449 3156.

Arundel
Market Square, Town Quay, Arundel, West Sussex

1st Thursday and 3rd Saturday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Beverley Ratcliffe 01789 865804.

East Grinstead
Chequer Mead Car Park, East Grinstead, West Sussex
E-mail: stevet@midsussex.gov.uk

1st Thursday monthly, 9am-2pm.
Contact Steve Tilbury 01444 477347.

Ford
Ford Airfield, Ford West, Sussex

1st Saturday monthly, 9am-2pm.
Contact Gary Brown 02392 613601.

Haywards Heath
Hazelgrove Road Car Park, Haywards Heath, West Sussex
E-mail: stevet@midsussex.gov.uk

3rd Thursday monthly, 9am-2pm.
Contact Steve Tilbury 01444 477347

Horsham
Carfax Horsham West Sussex
E-mail: nick.shields@horsham.gov.uk

Every Saturday, March till Christmas, 9am-5pm.
Contact Nick Shields 01403 733144.

Bewdley
Opposite Dog Lane Car Park, Bewdley, Worcestershire
E-mail: janet@jyassociates.freeserve.co.uk

4th Sunday monthly, 10am-2.30pm.
Contact Janet Yates 01905 795937.

Broadway
Village centre, Broadway, Worcestershire
Website: http://www.worcestershirefarmersmarkets.net/ E-mail: info @worcestershirefarmersmarkets.net

1st Thursday monthly 9am to 1pm.
Contact Janet Yates 01905 795937.

Bromsgrove
High Street Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
E-mail: janet@jyassociates.freeserve.co.uk

2nd Saturday monthly, 9am-5pm.
Contact Janet Yates 01905 795937.

Droitwich
Victoria Square, Droitwich, Worcestershire
E-mail: janet@jyassociates.freeserve.co.uk

1st Saturday monthly, 9am-3pm.
Contact Janet Yates 01905 795937.

Kidderminster
High Street, Kidderminster, Worcestershire
E-mail: janet@jyassociates.freeserve.co.uk

2nd Friday monthly, 9am-4pm.
Contact Janet Yates 01905 795937.

Longdon
Hanley Swan Village Hall, Longdon, Worcestershire

3rd Sunday monthly, 11am to 2pm.
Contact Janet Yates 01905 795937.

Malvern
Council House Car Park, Avenue Road, Malvern Worcestershire
E-mail: janet@jyassociates.freeserve.co.uk

3rd Saturday monthly, 9am-2pm.
Contact Janet Yates 01905 795937.

Worcester
Royal Worcester, Severn Street, Worcester, Worcestershire
E-mail: janet@jyassociates.freeserve.co.uk

1st Sunday monthly, 10am-2pm.
Contact Janet Yates 01905 795937.

Bingley
Chapel Lane Market, Bingley, Yorkshire
E-mail: carolynl@blueyonder.co.uk

4th Saturday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Carolyn Lowing 01535 670950.

Doncaster
Goose Hill, Doncaster Market, Doncaster, Yorkshire

1st and 3rd Wednesday monthly, 10am-4pm.
Contact David Shaw or Helen Hopkins 01302 886479.

Driffield
The Showground, Kelleythorpe, Driffield, Yorkshire
Website: http://www.driffieldshow.co.uk/ E-mail: office@driffieldshow.co.uk

1st Saturday monthly, 9am-1pm.
Contact Symon Fraser 01377 257494

Pinchinthorpe, near Guisborough
Pinchinthorpe Hall, Guisborough, Yorkshire

1st Sunday monthly, 9.30am-2pm.
Contact Anne Wood 01287 633377.

Harrogate
Market Place, Harrogate, Yorkshire
Contact Bernard White 01423 556027.

Holmfirth
Holmfirth Market Hall, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, Yorkshire
E-mail: tony.woodfine@kirklees.gov.uk

3rd Sunday monthly, 10am-3pm.
Contact Tony Woodfine 01484 223732.

Richmond
Richmond Market Square, Richmond, Yorkshire
E-mail: info@ndfm.co.uk

3rd Saturday monthly, 7am-3pm.
Contact Alistair Davey 01748 884414.

York (Murton)
York Auction Centre, Bridlington Road, York, Yorkshire
Website: www.ylc.co.uk/farmermkt

1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9am-1pm.
Contact Richard Tasker 01904 489731.

York
Parliament Street, York, Yorkshire
Website: http://www.york.gov.uk/ E-mail: paul.barrett@york.gov.uk

31st October, 18th November, 13th and 14th December, 9am to 4.30pm.
Contact Paul Barratt 01904 551355.

This section mainly comprises the places that we filmed for the new ‘Food Heroes’ series. They all stand out from the crowd, whether that is for their regional specialities, a respect for traditional foods, or an innovative approach to their ingredients.

Ho Wong Chinese Restaurant
82 York Street, Glasgow G2 8LE
Tel: 0141 221 3550

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, this is the restaurant where Rick had steamed Monkfish with ginger.

Clarke’s
124 Kensington Church Street, London W8 4BH
Tel: 020 7221 9225
Website: http://www.sallyclarke.com/

Sally Clarke’s restaurant.

Bangors Organic Tea Rooms
Bangors House, Poundstock, Bude, Cornwall EX23 0DP
Tel: 01288 361297
Website: http://www.bangorsorganic.co.uk/ E-mail: neil.faiers@btinternet.com

A rare find – a Soil Association accredited organic tea room. Lots of home-made and locally produced treats, served in a beautifully restored Victorian house. Try the traditional Cornish cream tea – home-made yeast splits with organic jam and local clotted cream, home-baked bread with local butter, and a slice of home-made cake.

The Tannery Restaurant
10 Quay Street, Dungarvan, County Waterford, Eire
Tel: (058) 45420
Website: http://www.tannery.ie/

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, the Tannery is the Waterford restaurant Rick visited for Monkfish and mussels Buerride.

Buggy’s Inn
Glencairn, Lismore, County Waterford
Tel: (058) 56232
Website: http://www.lismore.com/

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, Rick ate classic Irish soda bread here. The restaurant, bar and bedrooms at this Inn have more character than you can wave a stick at.

The Crown Hotel
Wetheral, Carlisle, Cumbria
Tel: 01228 561888

This is the Cumbrian hotel Rick visited during the filming of ‘Food Heroes’ to conduct the free-range versus battery egg test!

The Duke of York
Iddesleigh, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8BG
Tel: 01837 810253

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’. This is the pub where Rick ate beef, Guinness and oyster pie, made with local Red Devon beef.

Canny Man’s Pub
237 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH10 4QU
Tel: 0131 447 1484

The quirky Edinburgh pub that provided Rick with a Bloody Mary and Swedish open sandwiches while filming ‘Food Heroes’.

Home Farm
Stallingbusk, Bainbridge, North Yorkshire DL8 3DH
Tel: 01969 650360

Home Farm was the venue for Rick’s traditional Yorkshire Farmhouse High Tea, featured on ‘Food Heroes’. Home Farm is a B&B.

Olde Ship Hotel
Seahouses, Northumberland NE68 7RD
Tel: 01665 720200

Featured on ‘Food Heroes’, the Olde Ship Hotel serves classic Northumbrian kippers among the range of local seafood on the menu here.

The Merchant House
Lower Corve Street, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1DU
Tel: 01584 875438
Website: http://www.merchanthouse.co.uk/

The famous Ludlow restaurant that Rick visited in the second Food Heroes series.

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