Our Sourcing Policy
A Note on Provenance.
What distinguishes our Farm Shop from many other food shops (and there are a lot out there)? Most importantly we want to understand exactly where our food comes from. Provenance is key to us because we not only believe in food that tastes great but that is also local, sustainable and is good for our community, the environment and our customer’s health. But everyone talks about provenance, don’t they? And so we try to go an extra mile by really understanding precisely where all of our meat, vegetables and dairy products come from.
Much of our meat is sourced from the Hawarden Estate, and if it isn’t reared right here, our butchers work hand-in-hand with local farmers and merchants to select the best, most sustainable and most local produce they can. So, if you ask our butchers where their products come from they should be able to tell you…precisely. And if they can’t, they’re not doing their job properly. Our sausage are made here by our butchers, as are almost all of our pastries and pies.
We grow all sorts of fruit and veg right here, just outside the farm shop. And we also work with a number of other growers (many of them are small-holders) on Hawarden Estate to source the best local produce. Not all of our fruit and veg is local because our customers want things like lemons and bananas; but much of it is.
All of our milk is produced just over the road. And almost all of our cheese is British.
Local is good. Provenance is key. We want to bring you the best and so that’s what we’re trying to do.