ETHICALLY AND SUSTAINABLY-SOURCED
Say ‘hi’ to your local farmers
I’m going to keep adding more farmers that I meet every week but my regular suppliers are Coxtie Farm in Essex and Pasture For Life.
Wild Country Organics is located seven miles south east of Cambridge in Abington and has been organic since 1988. In summer, they specialise in producing a wide variety of organic tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, aubergines, lettuce, pak cho, herbs and salad leaves.
Brambletye Fruit Farm produces some truly fabulous apples, some of which are crushed into apple juice that is sold fresh and unpasteurised. Look out also, in season, for strawberries, currants, blueberries, blackberries, gooseberries and pears plus jams, bottled fruit, cider vinegar and cider.
MUSHROOM AND EGGS
Moreton Mushrooms are based on a traditional working sheep and mushroom farm, Home Farm, in the south of Northamptonshire. Local breeds of laying hens are kept for their various beautiful shades of dark brown and blue/green eggs – free range, and spending all day out on grass fields.
Regulars at Marylebone Farmers' Market will probably have come across Renee and Richard Loveridge; certainly it's difficult to forget the gorgeous taste of their range of goats' cheeses, yoghurts and curds, all made from the milk of their herd of 32 Pedigree British Saanen goats in the Cotswolds.
Simon Long fishes from the small coastal village of Blakeney on the North Norfolk coast in his dayboat, Don't Know, (yes that really is her name). He also works with the inshore dayboats landing on the Norfolk and North Suffolk coast.