Fruit & Vegetables
Season dependent, we buy from local growers including Eric Locke, Jane Marshall, Alison Bond, Elaine at Remfresh, Jack Fryer and forced rhubarb from Janet Oldroyd in the Yorkshire Triangle. This is on top of our directly bought market produce that includes produce from the UK, Italy and France.
Willshere & Sons, Mark’s Tey
Andy Fermoy buys beef and lamb from farms around the Colne Valley. Red Poll beef from Braxted, Aberdeen Angus from Aldham, venison and game shot locally around Birch, Tollhurst and Abberton.
Direct Meats, Knight's Farm, Earls Colne
A catering butcher in business for over 20 years working closely with regional farmers to produce meat from animals that have been cared for with respect at every stage.
Sutton Hoo Chicken, Hasketon
Belinda Nash rears free-range and organic, slow grown birds on 40 acres near Woodbridge. The birds, a cross between a Suffolk White and a French Master Gris give a combination of size and flavour. And what a flavour – I used to think chicken was boring!
The East London Sausage Company, Walthamstow
Michael bought 4th generation Italian sausage making company Parisi and makes the most delicious Tuscan Style Sausage – 100% pork meat seasoned with fennel, black pepper and other secret flavorings which he won’t reveal!
Ben’s Fish, East Mersea & The Little Fish Company
Ben is renowned for his line caught, seasonal inshore fish from local & south coast day boats. His wife Amanda also now runs a cookery school in the next door barn to Ben. The Little Fish Company have their own boats out of Wivenhoe as well as local and south coast day boats.
Our Italian specialists in London who source direct from artisan producers throughout Italy. Olive oil, vinegar, pulses and grains as well as some cheese.
Hamish Johnston, Framlingham
Will Johnston is an expert in British cheese and as such we get treats like Tunworth, Norfolk Dapple, Suffolk Blue and Stichelton.
Gate Farm Eggs, Capel St Mary
Free-range eggs with deep yellow yolks daily.
Jane Hadley, Colne Engaine,
Award winning ice-cream from her herd of Friesian cows.