Local Producers

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Lane Farm Country Foods at Brundish  supply us with smoked and unsmoked bacon, sliced ham and also their prize-winning salami. On their website they say:

“Lane Farm is a family run farm in its third decade of business. We produce a range of pork products from succulent ham, sausages to salami and bacon to burgers using only the finest and freshest meat reared on the farm itself. Our bacon is dry-cured by hand and is a genuine labour of love.

The welfare of our pigs is always at the forefront of our minds and we’re proud to be members of the RSPCA Freedom Food Scheme.”

http://www.lanefarm.co.uk

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Based at Ashbocking, James White supplies us with their delicious bottled fruit juices including health-giving Beet.

 

P1050255Country Pies, at Capel St Mary,  supply us twice a week with small and large quiches, pork pies, sausage rolls, pasties and a variety of small and large meat pies.  On their website they say:

“With locally sourced ingredients, all our pies are hand crafted to traditional recipes. They’re only made to order, and we bake fresh on the morning of delivery.  Country Pies have been baking pies for almost 20 years. We supply some of the country’s fine food establishments – including London’s top chefs – who appreciate the value of using only the finest ingredients in their pies.”

http://countrypies.co.uk

The fish we sell in the shop is from Paul Utting, a fisherman from Lowestoft, who delivers locally each week on Fridays.   We can supply smoked mackerel, smoked haddock which you can find in the chiller, as well as cod and plaice fillets which we freeze along with his fish pie mixes.
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 Milk, cream and yoghurts are supplied from Marybelle Dairies at Halesworth with the milk coming from six farms around Suffolk. They describe their farm on their website:

“Marybelle is a company born out of the need for a family farm to survive.  A family run business located in the heart of Suffolk’s beautiful countryside.  All of our milk is sourced from local family farms, which have an emphasis on low intensity and care for their animals.  Grazing the grass in spring, summer and autumn, our girls are tucked up warm through the winter months.”

Marybelle products have won a large number of awards, the latest being Gold at the 2014 Great Taste Awards for their natural live yoghurt – stocked in our shop.

http://www.marybelle.co.uk

2014-09-01 09.21.44Our  bread comes from The Vicarage Bakery in Dovercourt and includes both sliced and unsliced loaves, seeded bread as well as cheese baps and plain rolls.

 

2014-09-01 12.00.25One local resident keeps the shop supplied with delicious home made jams, marmalades and chutneys at reasonable prices – with interesting and different ingredients as well as the usual favourites.

Three local residents supply us with home made cakes each week.  And Margaret’s popular cheese and fruit scones are delivered at the beginning of each week.

Potatoes and seasonal vegetables couldn’t be much closer as they come from Crag Pit Farm just outside Tattingstone.

Eggs are delivered each week from Gate Farm at Flowton, Ipswich
Organic mushrooms are supplied by Capel Mushrooms, just a few miles away.

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Finally, we are extremely fortunate that local residents very kindly donate surplus produce during the summer months – so call in and see what is available.