Fruit & Vegetables
Season dependent, we buy from local growers including Jayne Marshall, Alison Bond, Roger French, Elaine at Remfresh, Jack Fryer and forced rhubarb from Janet Oldroyd in the Yorkshire Triangle. We also buy high quality organic and biodynamic vegetables (and eggs) from Alison in Lawford. Her smallholding is wild and beautiful and produces tomatoes, salad leaves, courgettes, aubergines, apricots, raspberries and honey.
All this is on top of our directly bought market produce that includes produce from the UK, Italy and France that we buy through the excellen Anglia Produce up the road in Lawford.
Willshere & Sons, Mark’s Tey
The Fermoys buy 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, Tolhurst 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!
Fish & Seafood
The Little Fish Company have their own boats out of Wivenhoe as well as local and south coast day boats smoked Eel from Smith’s Smokery in Lincolnshire.
Gastronomica & Brindisa, London
Our Italian specialists Gastronomica and Spanish specialist Brindisa in London who source direct from artisan producers throughout Italy and Spain. Olive oil, vinegar, pulses and grains as well as some cheese.
Hamish Johnston, Woodbridge
Will Johnston is an expert in British cheese and as such we get treats like Tunworth, Norfolk Dapple, Suffolk Blue and Stichelton.
Highfield Farm, Norfolk
Free-range eggs with deep yellow yolks and beautiful succulent quail from Ellie & John Savory in Norfolk
Criterion Ice Cream, Manor Farm, Suffolk
Made with double cream and natural flavours in Thurston.