So that you can find out more and also buy direct here are the details of some of our regular Farmers' Market producers.
Tel: 01785 850965
The Bells sell honey and beeswax candles and polish.
Whitebridge industrial Estate
Tel: 01785 812118
Bev's sells handmade bakery products such as pork pies and other meat pies using local meat, fruit pies, queens tarts and custard tarts. Products are also available from The Canalside Farm Shop, Beltview Farm Shop, Hanley Market, the Family Butcher in Haughton, Perry's (Eccleshall), M Mottershead (Weeping Cross), Brydon's (Stone), Walker's (Newport Market) and Sargent's (Uttoxeter).
Tel: 01902 735724
Essington bring homemade cakes and pies as well as soft fruit and vegetables to the Stafford Farmers' Market. They are also specialists in Pick Your Own and have a farm shop, plant nursery and a 'Country Kitchen' tearoom restaurant. They are Les Routies accredited. Essington also attend the Lichfield, Sutton, Newcastle, Stowbridge, Birmingham and Moseley Farmers' Markets.
Far Enson Farm,
Tel: 01889 508840
FARMEATS.COM is a consortium of local farmers and smallholders who share a passion for providing high quality food to the local community. They specialise in pure, rare or endangered breeds that are not readily available in supermarkets or other retail outlets and are expanding into seasonal vegetables and fruit as well as locally produced jams, chutneys, cheese, eggs and ice-cream. As well as a farm shop and attending Farmers' Markets in Stone, Stafford and Eccleshall their mobile shop visits local villages and events and produce can be ordered online.
23 Kingfisher Close
Holly and the Ivy sell a variety of chutneys, preserves, mustards, curds and jellies. Products can be purchased on line form their website (www.hollyandtheivy.co.uk) or from Park Hill farm, Hale, Eccleshall, Stone, Kings Heath, Mosley and Wellington Farmers Markets, Shugborough Hall and Attingham Park Food Events and other food events in Staffordshire, Shropshire and West Midlands.
Tel: 01630 638348
Hope have held a Soil Association certificate for 15 years and grow plants, summer vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, aubergines, potatoes, garlic and onions). They can be found at Stafford and Nantwich Farmers' Markets and also sell through Sherwood Wholefoods in Market Drayton, Hodnet Hall Gardens and the Country Garden Plant Centres in Hodnall and Shrewsbury.
35 Scragg Street
Tel: 01782 822713
Home cooked meals with no additives or preservatives at affordable prices for busy people who want to eat well. Meals include three bean chilli, vegetable bean bake, mushroom and mixed pepper lasagne, wheat free broccoli and tomato pasta bake and many more. Mrs B also attends Congleton, Buxton, Stone, and Bakewell Farmers' Markets and Leek Trestle Market as well as accepting phone orders.
Shop Lane, Oaken, S Staffs WV8 2AX
55 The Hobbins
Oaken eggs produce free range eggs from a small flock of around 600 chickens. Food is sourced or grown locally and is GM free. The eggs are packed quickly and sold very fresh. They also have a few ducks, quail, guinea fowl and geese. Eggs from these are sold when available. Some meat birds are also produced. These are kept under free range conditions and allowed to grow slowly. Oaken Eggs also attend Penkridge Farmers' market and sell through Bradshaws and Cosford Grange Farm Shops, butchers in Brewood (Mr. Maiden) and Ford Houses (Mr. Chandler) and Nutmeg Health Food Shop in Wombourne.
Park Hill produces traditionally reared, mature British beef which can be bought from Stafford Farmers' Market as well as direct from the farm via telephone, fax, email or internet.
5 The Paddock
Tel: 01785 251278
Speciality Cakes make individual handmade cakes in '3D' effect (i.e. castles, witches, ballerinas). The business is run from home and orders can be taken.
55 Rose Bank
Tel: 01538 399733
Fax: 01538 399985
The Staffordshire Cheese Co use local milk and other ingredients to produce hand crafted cheeses. They have a Specialist Cheesemakers Quality Evaluation and John Knox is a Registered Lead Assessor of Quality Systems, Accredited Food and Business Consultant and Master of Science. It is a family business where cheese is handmade to original recipes. Cloth bound cheese, rindless, washed curd and surface mould ripened are included in the range of cheese types. Cheeses can be bought mail order or at Stafford, Bakewell, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Sutton Coldfield Farmers' Markets.
Ridings Park Farm
Tel: 01335 300059
Peter produces 'traditional breeds for quality meats' and his 'bacon how it used to be' is a market favourite using curing methods that are over 100 years old and produce bacon that doesn't disappear in the pan like that from supermarkets. Hand-made sausages, black puddings and pork products are also produced. Peter attends Lichfield, Ripley, Belper, Derby, Heanor, Ilkeston, Bakewell and Harington Country Fair Farmers' Markets and sells direct from the farm and mail order too.
Tel: 01785 840866
Fax: 01785 840866
Whitegate sell beef, pork, lamb, chicken and free range eggs as well as a selection of home cured bacon and gammon, burgers and sausages. Duck, goose and turkey are also available seasonally. They can also be found at Penkridge Farmers' Market and have a farm shop.