Why Choose Local Food? Why Choose Organic Food?
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Local delivery schemes:
Box Local - boxlocalfood.co.uk
Sourcing fresh produce from producers in and around St Albans and delivering throughout St Albans and parts of Hemel Hempstead each Thursday. Eating seasonally need not be a challenge! This box delivery service allows you to tailor a delivery to you and your family’s needs.
The Seasonal Food Company - http://www.theseasonalfoodcompany.co.uk/
Delivering organic, seasonal and predominantly locally produced fruit and veg to Hertfordshire and the Essex borders.
Fairhaven Wholefoods - http://www.fairhaven.co.uk/index.asp
Not local produce, but a wide range of organic goods. Based in Letchworth, they deliver to most SG, AL, LU and MK postcodes.
Other Local Producers:
Copley & Buckley
Raw honey, straight from the comb with as little intervention as possible.
Buy from Carpenter's Nursery (Sandridge, St Albans), Artisan Bakery (Quadrant, St Albans), AC Meats (central St Albans), Jay's Delicatessen (Harpenden).
Homemade baked goods, preserves, garden-grown fruit and vegetables, plants and handmade crafts by local people.
Buy from their stall on St Albans Market and St Albans Farmers Market, or from many other locations around Herts - see their online map at www.country-markets.co.uk/find-a-market
Crayfish fishcakes, made from invasive Signal crayfish trapped in local rivers.
Buy from St Albans, Radlett (Battlers Green Farm) and Harpenden farmers markets.
Crumbs 'n' All
Caribbean cakes and chutneys.
Buy from St Albans and Harpenden Farmers Markets.
Dizzy Bee Kitchen
A range of gorgeous granolas, homemade in St Albans.
Buy from St Albans farmers market, Carpenter's Nursery, Courtyard Cafe, Smokehouse Deli, B Healthy (all in St Albans).
Cold pressed rapeseed oil grown and made in Sawbridgeworth.
Buy online only.
Locally foraged and farmed wild fungi (as well as some imported mushrooms).
Buy from Hitchin, St Albans, Hertford and Harpenden farmers markets.
Handmade sausages from locally sourced free-range pork, in natural casings.
Buy from Hertford, Welwyn and Hitchin farmers markets and from Hunsdon store in Hunsdon.
Please see their local honey map to see all the places you can buy local honey from Herts beekeepers.
Maria's Artisan Bakery
Breads, cakes and pastries, handcrafted near Welwyn from organic flour (from Gloucestershire) with no preservatives or artificial additives.
Buy from Bishops Stortford, Great Amwell (Van Hage) and Hertford farmers markets.
Pickles, relishes, chutneys, sauces and pesto, all homemade in Herts.
Buy from Hertford farmers market and others - see website for a list of events.
A delicious seasonal range of award-winning jams, chutneys and marmalades, homegrown and homemade in Great Gaddesden. Many ingredients are taken from plot to pot in metres, not miles, reducing food miles and locking freshness into every jar.
Buy from Darvells Bakeries (Berkhamsted and Chesham), Little Gaddesden Village Shop, Dunsley Farm Shop (Tring), P E Meads and Sons Farm Shop (Wilstone, Tring), Wayside Farm Shop (Kings Langley), Pecks Farm Shop (Eggington, Leighton Buzzard), Healthfare (Tring), Rumblers Farm Shop (Potten End), Hill Farm Barns Cafe (Ashridge Estate)