Local food producers and retailers

East Anglia is rich in fresh, sustainable, and naturally delicious local produce, which can be purchased both from retailers and directly from producers at our many farmers’ markets.

With so much choice, where are the best places to shop local?

This work-in-progress directory provides a select overview of local food producers & retailers in the Cambridge area, tried and tested by our Eating Local bloggers. If anything is missing or needs updating, please email us.



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Andrew Northrop Butchers

Address: 114 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 2BQ
Tel: 01223 354 779
Opening: Mon-Sat 7.30am to 5.30pm; Sun – closed.

A family-run butcher selling locally-sourced meat.

Arjuna Wholefoods

Address: 12 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 2AD
Tel: 01223 364845
Opening: Mon-Sat 9.30am to 6pm

Cambridge’s Oldest Wholefood shop. Sells organic fruit and vegetables (often locally sourced), specialist foods (vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free); ethical toiletries and baby products; organic wines and beer (vegan friendly); fresh take-away snacks and meals

Barker Bros Butchers

Address: 43 High Street, Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5EH
Tel: 01223 843292
Opening: Mon-Fri: 7am-5pm; Sat: 7am-4pm; Sun: closed

A traditional, family-run butchers shop, which has been trading since 1843. Sell a wide variety of different meats, sourced as locally as possible and produce their own hams, bacon & award winning sausages. As well as meat and game they also sell fish, cheese, bread, eggs and have a good selection of homemade deli produce.

Cam Valley Orchards Farm

Address: 25 Whitecroft Road, Meldreth, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 6ND
Tel: 01763 262906, 07770 461685
Opening: August–February, Thurs-Sat: 9am-6pm

A seasonal Farm Shop started in 1968, which sells the fruit range of varieties that are grown in the orchards. Open 3 days a week and the season starts at the end of July with Plums. The closing date may vary from year to year depending on how long Apple stocks last.

Cambridge Chilli Farm

Address: 5 School Road, Broughton, Huntingdon, PE28 3AT
Tel: 01487 822900
E-mail: sales@cambridgechillifarm.co.uk

Produce a range of chilli products, including sauces and relish, mostly made from local ingredients. Products are available locally from the Cambridge Farmers Outlet (8 Lensfield Road, Cambridge) and the Cambridge Cheese Company (All Saints’ Passage, Cambridge)

Cambridge Country Market

Address: Market Square, Cambridge
Opening: Every Thurs, 8am-4pm

This is a co-operative enterprise, selling a range of baked goods, preserves, eggs and honey, garden produce and crafts. Everything is home-made. (Formerly the Women’s Institute stall)

Cambridge Farmers Outlet

Address: 8 Lensfield Road, CB2 1EG.
Tel: 07885 686947

This cooperative of 20+ local producers sells seasonal food direct to the public.  Stocks organic bread, and fruit, veg and flowers grown without pesticide use, along with chutneys, some prepared food and high-quality frozen ready meals.

Cambridge Organic Food Company (COFCO)

Address: Penn Farm Studios, Harston Road, Haslingfield, CB23 1JZ
Tel: 01223 902166

A home delivery company, which has been delivering boxes of organic fruit and vegetables in Cambridge and the surrounding areas since 1998.

Carter’s stall (in the Cambridge Market)

Address: Market Square, Cambridge – opposite the Gap clothes shop
Opening: Every day except Sunday

This stall sells quite a lot of local produce, as well as imported fruit and vegetables. The local vegetables are clearly marked.

Cobs Bakery

Address: 14 Robert Davies Court, Nuffield Rd, Cambridge, CB4 1TP.
Tel: 01223 241207

Cobs Bakery is a registered organic producer with the Bio-dynamic Agricultural Association. In order to keep food local and keep down food miles they get their supplies from local farmers and millers. They use 100% renewable electricity from Good Energy. Available from shops including: Daily Bread, Origen8, Organic Health, Arjuna and Farmers’ Markets, and orders can be delivered.

Country market, Great Shelford Memorial Hall

Address: Great Shelford Memorial Hall, Woollards Lane, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5LZ
Opening: Takes place on Wednesday mornings from 8.30am – 11.30am

Country market, Histon

Address: Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Histon, CB24 9ES
Opening: Takes place on Friday mornings from 9.30am – 1.30pm

Cousins & Sons

Address: 36 Grantchester St, Newnham, Cambridge, CB3 9HY
Tel: 01223 352856
Opening: Mon and Sat 7am to 4pm; Tues-Fri: 7am-5.30pm; Sun: closed

A traditional independent butchers shop, stocking local meat and eggs, from Suffolk and Norfolk, local bacon and their own sausages. Pies, cakes and other baked goods are made on the premises. They also sell fruit and vegetables, and quite a bit of this produce is local.

Daily Bread Co-op (Cambridge) Ltd

Address: Unit 3, Kilmaine Close, King’s Hedges, Cambridge, CB4 2PH
Tel: 01223 423177
Opening: Mon: 9am to 4pm; Tues-Sat: 9am to 5.20pm; Sun: closed

A workers’ co-operative that supplies whole foods, which range from lentils to sugar-free snacks. Can provide advice to people on a gluten free, organic or diabetic diet.

Farmers’ market, Burwell Village College

Address: Burwell Village College, The Causeway, Burwell, Cambridge, CB25 0HF
Opening: Takes place on the second Saturday of every month.

Farmers’ market, Great Shelford Memorial Hall

Address: Great Shelford Memorial Hall, Woollards Lane, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5LZ
Opening: Takes place on the fourth Saturday of every month.

Farmers’ Market, Impington Village College

Address: Impington Village College, New Rd, Cambridge CB24 9LX
Opening: Takes place on the third Saturday of every month.

Offers local meat, honey, eggs, vegetables and fish

Farmers’ market, Linton Village College

Address: Linton Village College, Cambridge Rd, Linton, CB21 4JB
Opening: Takes place on the first Saturday of every month

Glebe Farm

Address: Glebe Farm, Kings Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambs PE28 2NL
Tel: 01487 773282; email: office@glebe-flour.co.uk

They grow their own porridge oats, organic wheat and spelt and sell flour milled on the farm, as well as various gluten-free bread and cake mixes. They produce and sell gluten-free porridge oats and supply shops all over the country. Daily Bread has their products, but you can also buy by mail order.

Gog Magog Hills Farm Shop & Delicatessen

Address: Heath farm, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge, CB22 3AD
Tel: 01223 248352
Opening: Mon: Closed; Tues-Sat: 9am-6pm; Sun: 10am-4pm

Sells home-made sausages, pies and scotch eggs, as well as pates, anti-pasti, organic fruit & vegetables, organic bread & milk, cakes, biscuits, jams & pickles, eggs and rare-breed pork and other organic meat.

Hackers’ Fruit Farm

Address: Dry Drayton, CB23 8HD

Local vegetables. PYO fruit in summer.

Harvey’s fruit and veg stall (in the Cambridge Market)

Address: Market Square, Cambridge – opposite Marks and Spencer’s
Opening: There most days except Sundays

This is a family-run stall where the Carters sell their local-grown vegetables. They’ve been growing veg for sale locally for four generations in Shelford. Not everything on the stall is local (you will see lemons!) but a lot is and it is clearly marked.

Hawthorn Farm, Cottenham

Address: Hawthorn Far, Twentypence Road, Cottenham, Cambs CB24 8SP
Tel: 01954 250335; email
Opening: Stall at Cambridge (Sunday) market

Brian and Angie Kearns have a stall at the Sunday Farmer’s Market in Cambridge Market Square (opposite Great St Mary’s Church). They usually sell out by lunchtime, so get there early! They always sell free-range eggs and chicken and home-made jams and chutneys and are an outlet for Munns rapeseed oil (Chatteris) – you can take bottles to refill. Often they have duck and duck eggs and sometimes they have local wild game: rabbits, pigeons, smoked pheasant breast, venison. Angie is happy to give recipes that use their produce. Their 4.5-acre smallholding is in Cottenham, Cambs.

Hilary’s

Address: 175A Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3AN

Sell fresh fruit and vegetables, some of which are locally produced

La Hogue Farm Shop and Delicatessen

Address: Chippenham, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5PZ
Tel: 01638 751128
Opening: Tues-Fri: 9am-6pm; Sat 9am-5.30pm; Sun: 10am-4pm; Mon: closed

Opened in 2002, this family run farm shop offers a range of locally sourced produce using traditional farming methods. Stocks a wide variety of local, seasonal vegetables, ranging from fen celery, through to purple sprouting broccoli and Norfolk samphire. La Hogue also has a butchery section, which stocks traditionally reared, free range meats. When in season, you can buy local wild venison and game (pheasant, partridge, wild rabbit, hare and mallard).

Leech & Sons (at Burwash Manor)

Address: Burwash Manor, New Road, Barton, Cambridge, CB23 7EY
Tel: 01223 265555
Opening: Mon: closed; Tues-Fri: 9.30am-5pm; Sat: 9.30am to 4.30pm; Sun: 10.30am to 4.30pm

A family-run butcher with more than 75 years in the trade. Sells locally-sourced, fully traceable meat.

Mayflower Organics

Address: Whitehall Farm, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4TB
Tel: email Simon Steel
Opening hours: Stall at Cambridge (Sunday) and Ely (Saturday) markets.

An organic vegetable producer. Sells a wide range of local, seasonal vegetables, as well as (non-local) ginger.

Newnham Bakery

Address: 7 Derby St, Cambridge, CB3 9JE
Tel: 01223 353004
Opening: Mon-Sat 7.30am-3pm; Sat closes at 1pm.

Bread baked on the premises every morning; the flour is milled in Essex, Northampton and Lincolnshire, largely from British wheat, with a little high-protein Canadian wheat added.

Oakington Tomato Farm

Address: Dry Drayton Road, Oakington, CB4 5BD
Tel: 01223 237016
Opening: Thurs-Fri: 9am-5pm

Contrary to expectations, the farm produces raspberries not tomatos. Supplier to the Tescos Finest range.

Organic Health

Address: 87 Church Rd, Hauxton, Cambridge CB22 5HS
Tel: 01223 870101
Opening: Tues-Sat.

Specialist organic and special diet food shop, also stocks green products and local food.

Origin8

Address: Origin8’s kitchen is located at: Bedlam Farm, Milton Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9NG. There are two Origin8 Express cafes, at the Law Faculty’s Sidgwick Site on the lower ground floor and at the Faculty of Education.
Tel: 01223 233201
Opening: Mon-Fri: 8.45am-4.15pm

Caters for conferences, events, working lunches, using local produce.

Radmore Farm Shop

Address: 30 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3AX
Tel: 01223 361155

Local and non-local produce. They sell: local meat, fruit and veg, home-made cakes from local flour, local bread, local milk, home-grown potatoes. What they sell changes with the seasons!

Rawr Chocolate

Address: Online store
Tel: 01223 798555

Small, Cambridge-based company producing handmade raw chocolate. All Rawr products are made with ingredients sourced from ethical companies.

River Farm Smokery

Address: Wilbraham Road, Bottisham, CB25 9BU
Tel: 01223 811382

A traditional smokery, where the brick kilns are hand-fired using quality oak, maple, and whisky barrel chips. Sells cured and smoked fish, meat and game

Rectory Farm Shop

Address: Landbeach Road  Milton, Cambridge CB24 6DA
Tel: 01223 860374
Opening: Mon-Sat 9.30am – 5pm; Sun 10am – 4pm

Supply a range of local produce, including meats, fruit and vegetables

Snakehall Farm (The Prospects Trust)

Address: Snakehall Farm, 5o Swaffham Road, Reach, Cambridge CB25 0HZ
Tel: 01638 741551

Organic seasonal produce from the farm

The Art of Meat

Address: 45 Arbury Court, Cambridge CB4 2JQ
Tel: (01223) 902107
Opening: Mon: Closed; Tue – Fri: 7am-5pm; Sat: 7am-3pm

Quality beef and lamb butcher with local meat.

The Bushel Box Farm Shop

Address: 130 Station Road, Willingham, Cambridge, CB24 5HG
Tel: 01954 206015, email: wendy@bushelboxfarmshop.co.uk
Opening: Tues – Sat: 10am-6pm; Sun: 10am-4pm; Mon: closed

Located on the working commercial fruit farm of Manning & Son, a business that has been running here for more than 80 years. The Bushel Box Farm Shop is open all year round selling local produce, at seasonal best, straight from local farms.

The Cambridge Cheese Company

Address: All Saints Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3LS
Tel: 01223 328672
Opening: Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm; Sat: 10am-5pm

Artisan cheeses, meats, olives, lunches, mail order

The Larder (at Burwash Manor)

Address: Burwash Manor, New Road, Barton, Cambridge, CB23 7EY
Tel: 01223 264600
Opening: Sun-Fri 9.30am to 5pm; Sat: 9am to 5pm

A regional delicatessens on a farm. Sells pork sourced directly from the surrounding Burwash Manor farm. Sells other local products including seasonal vegetables, cheese, conserves, honey, crisps, bread, rapeseed oil, vinegar.

Tiny Farmer

Address: 102 Queen Edith’s Road, Cambridge CB1 8PP
Tel: 01223 246591

High quality, welfare-friendly meat. They choose the breeds and fedding regimes for optimum flavour and ensure the meat is hung appropriately. Meat produced on a small scale and cut to order.

Tom’s Cakes

Address: Unit 3 – 4 West Newlands Industrial Estate, Somersham, Cambs. PE28 3EB
Tel: 01487 842200

Cakes and biscuits made using locally sourced ingredients. Also make seasonal cakes, such as light Summer Lavender Cake or an Autumn Parsnip and Hazelnut. Produce is available from the Bakehouse shop, or from farmers markets in Cambridge, St. Ives, Huntingdon and Ely

Urban Larder

Address: 9 The Broadway, Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3A11
Tel: 01223 212462
Opening: Mon: 12pm-4pm; Tue-Fri: 10.30am-6.30pm; Sat: 10am-6pm; Sun: 11.30am-4.30pm

Locally-sourced food: organic meat, pesticide-free fruit and veg, local cheeses, jams, chutneys, bread. ocally-produced eggs.

Waterland Organics

Address: Willow Farm, Lode, CB25 9HF
Tel: 01223 812912. Please phone or visit website.

Grower-run box-scheme. Around 90% of produce is produced by Paul on the farm in Lode. Organic since 1993. Organic eggs, seasonal fruit and veg.