Producers

We have been beavering away researching the local producers around Suffolk, to find out what is grown and produced here. It’s been an uplifting and illuminating experience so far, which we’re keen to share with you. We’ll continue adding information on new producers as we discover them, to help you find those local to you.

Below is an interactive map of the producers across Suffolk we have researched so far.  To use it, click the image to bring up the interactive version. For details of each marker, click on it to bring up the entry details, showing contact details for each producer and other relevant information. At the bottom of the map, you can click different coloured teardrops to filter the display by type, depending on which food group you’re wanting to source. To reset the map to show everything, click the word ‘Type’.

The full details for each marked business are also listed alphabetically below the interactive map which you can open by clicking once on the map below. Clicking on the text in the list here will take you to that marker on the map. Please explore it! And remember it’s a work in progress, so please let us know if you spot any mistakes or want to add a producer. Leave the details as a comment below and we’ll add it 🙂

For the proper challenge geeks who are sticking strictly to 30 miles, you can work out who is within 30 miles of your home by plotting your own 30 mile radius. This free mapping tool is quick and easy to get you started! Google maps is also useful for adding producers’ postcodes and checking the distance from your house. Good luck!

A footnote on content….

Lots of people and organisations hold similar lists. To browse others:

For a listing indexed according to food group, and often with extra detail on the producers, check out the Local Food Suffolk list here.

The Green Living Centre’s list includes farmers’ markets and farm shops.

The Local Foods.org directory features FARMA member producers and is searchable by post code.

9 Responses to Producers

  1. Vivia says:

    Other dairies to try – Fen Farm, Bungay: Producers of Baron Bigod cheese (a Brie de mieux style cheese) http://www.fenfarmdairy.co.uk and where you can buy raw milk from a dispenser in a little shed at the side of the road.

    Calf at foot dairy – based at the Suffolk Punch Trust – Pastoralist, Raw Jersey Milk sold at local markets http://www.the-calf-at-foot-dairy.co.uk

  2. Transition Sudbury says:

    Fruit and Veg

    Wash Farm Sible Hedingham,Essex CO93RH. The farm is not a large, intensive operation supplying the supermarkets, but a small family farm selling direct to the public. Sweetcorn and Autumn lamb will be in season for collection from the the farm.

    Willow Farm Potash Lane, Polstead Heath, CO6 5DL. Farm gate sales of apples, plums and pears etc also PYO.

    Wheldons Fruit Farm Newton Leys,Sudbury, CO10 0QE. Store is open 7 days a week, from 10a.m. – 5p.m. We stock a good range of seasonal vegetables and are trying a range of mainly British cheese (including Suffolk Gold). We have discovered an excellent local butcher who is supplying us with locally sourced meat. We use our own fruit to make traditional jams, conserves, chutney, pies and puddings. In addition we stock local products such as honey, apple juice and fruit ice creams.

    Spencers Farm Shop Wickham St.Pauls, Essex, CO92PX. Fruit Farm established 35 years ago, with Pick Your Own Fruit and vegetables according to seasonal availability.
    Our Coffee Shop is open seven days a week, while in our Farm Shop we have over 900 specialist foods – locally sourced wherever possible.

    Eggs and Dairy
    Little Greys Farm, Little Cornard, Sudbury, CO10 0PF. All sorts of eggs available from the farm gate – goose, duck and chicken for the less adventurous, you can even hear the geese in the background.

    Hadleys Dairy Products, Colne Engaine, Essex, CO6 2HU fabulous ice creams and sorbets available from local farm shops.

  3. Could these go on the list,

    Meat and Fish
    Lavenham Brook Beef and Lamb, Brent Eleigh, CO10 9PB Lamb is seasonally on sale from August and on through the winter. Fresh beef is on sale at the farm from the first Saturday of every month. Frozen beef available at all times.

    Seasonal Suffolk Terrines and pates, smokehouse, foraged goods and country meals can be ordered online and also visits local markets and events check the website.

    The Suffolk Venison Larder – Range of locally shot venison 01787 375513

    Bowyers Beef, Pentlow, CO10 7JN They pride themselves on the high quality of their beef . Being locally reared, it is also fully traceable available online.

    Beer, Wine and Cider
    Mauldons, Sudbury, CO10 2YA. From their micro brewery in Sudbury, they produce traditional bitters, stouts, and porters.
    Availble from The Brewer Tap, East Street Sudbury and some retailers.

    The Felstar Brewery, Felstead, Essex, CM6 3JT. All ales are brewed on the premises using traditional methods available direct and local retailers.

    Growler Brewery, Pentlow, Essex, Co10 7JJ. available in local retailers.

    Lavenham Brook Wine, Brent Eleigh, CO10 9PB Wine from the 2009, 2010 and 2012 vintages won gold medals in the UK Vineyard Association ‘Wine of the Year’ awards. Available online.

    Mill Green Brewery and Castling Heath Cottage Cidery, Edwardstone, CO10 5PX. Crafters of flavoursome and unique real ales that have distinct character from thie eco brewery. availble from the Fleece Hotel, Boxford and The White Horse, Edwardstone.

    Many Thanks,
    Tim

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks for all this info Tim, I’ll do my best to add it all to the map and listing before the challenge begins. Excellent work!

  4. Mary Mummery says:

    We would like to be included on your list of producers

    • Kirsty says:

      Hello Mary, if you can post brief details here or email them to 30milefoodchallenge@gmail.com we’ll add you to our map and list. If you could also include information on where people can buy your produce (farm gate? farmers’ markets? other retail outlets?) that would be useful for us. Many thanks, Kirsty.

  5. Free range pigs based at Blythburgh, our pork is available from Butchers & Farm Shops all over Suffolk. Follow us on Twitter @BlythburghPork

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