We try and stock as much local and seasonal produce as possible.
Just a few of the local producers we stock are highlighted below.
Ringswood Ice Cream near Pailton is made by 3 generations of the Dalby family. We have sold Ringswood Ice Cream pretty much from when the farm shop was established back in 1992 and before then when we were just a pick your own. Ringswood produce a wide range of flavours from apple crumble to vanilla and seasonally, a Christmas pudding ice cream.
Not only on sale in tubs throughout the year, to take home and enjoy, but also in cones on hot summer days.
Another supplier from our early days, Honeyfields Bee Farm. Some of the honey we sell is from hives located at the farm shop. The bees do an excellent job, pollinating our fruit crops and at the same time making a delicious local honey.
We sell a variety of beers & ciders from local microbreweries in Warwickshire and the surrounding counties.
Bearley vineyard at Stratford upon Avon make a range of award winning English wines with quirky names and nods toward the Bard.
Over the years the range and breadth of cheese we sell has increased exponentially. The photo is of Sparkenhoe Red Leicester.
The Leicestershire Handmade Cheese Company is located in Upton, a small hamlet in the South West Leicestershire countryside on a working dairy farm called Sparkenhoe Farm. David and Jo Clarke are dairy farmers whose families have farmed in the area for generations. David manages the 150 head of pedigree Holstein Friesian cows and the 160 followers. The cows are fed on the farm’s lush pastures and calving takes place all year round to keep the milk supply as consistent as possible.
Sparkenhoe is one of about 30 different local cheeses on our deli counter and indeed local cheese makes up 70% of all the cheese we sell. Our best selling cheese is Mature Warwickshire, a Cheddar made by Fowlers of Earlswood another supplier from the very early days.
To find out what other delicious local food we sell, why not visit us? and pick up a pie, a cake, a packet of biscuits, some flour, a bottle of wine or beer or gin or whisky …….