REALLY LOCAL FOOD DIRECTORY

The Really Local Food Directory highlights the wide range of local producers within a 10 mile radius of our villages. Some Sussex regulars at Hassocks Village Market are also included. We also list local shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants which source some of their food locally. We hope this Directory will help you do the same.

The Directory aims to increase the demand for locally produced food. Through local food we can reduce food miles, impact our carbon emissions and mitigate the effect of climate change. Most of all we can access delicious and healthy food that’s good for us and our planet.

Below we list all those in the directory. We are constantly updating this information so please email us at info@hkdtransition.org.uk if you come across any you think should be included:

 

VEGETABLES, HERBS AND FRUIT

  • Ashurst Organics 

The Orchard, Ashurst Farm, Plumpton, Lewes BN7 3AP

01273 891 219

ashurstveg@btinternet.com

https://www.ashurst-organics.com 

​Veg boxes full of our own farm produced, locally grown, freshly picked organic vegetables.  Soil Association certified and growing and delivering veg boxes locally since 1994. We also deliver handmade bread, organic eggs, honey, and local seasonal fruit and juices. Available at local shops, for home delivery and veg box collection at the farm.

  • Barcombe Nurseries Organic Vegetable Box Scheme

Mill Lane, Barcombe, Lewes BN8 5TH

01273 400 011

barcombenurseries@tiscali.co.uk

https://www.barcombenurseries.co.uk

We are a local organic vegetable box scheme, delivering fresh, affordable vegetables directly to our customers. We are happy to adjust the box contents to suit your needs. Available at farmers’ markets (Lewes and Shoreham) and for home delivery.​​

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  • Pale Green Dot

https://www.palegreendot.co.uk/home-deliveries

Growing organic veg at the Fletching Glasshouses, deliver single or weekly veg boxes in our area. 

  • Sussex Peasant

07843 099 883​

edward@thesussexpeasant.co.uk

https://www.thesussexpeasant.co.uk/

A Mobile farm shop and restaurant circulating Sussex to change food retail. We buy directly from local farms, sell to you and share profits with our farmers. In Hassocks (Mondays) and Ditchling (Thursdays)

 

CHEESE, DAIRY AND EGGS

  • Batts Farm Eggs

Batts Farm,Piltdown, Uckfield TN22 3XT

01825 762 005

salter_tony@yahoo.co.uk

Free range eggs. Available at the farm gate (seven days a week), local shops, farmers’ markets including Hassocks Village Market, and for home delivery in the Uckfield area.

  • Downsview Farmhouse

Laughton Rd, Ringmer, Lewes BN8 5UT

01825 841 002

https://www.downsviewfarm.co.uk

A family business for 50 years, we produce fresh milk, cream and real dairy ice-cream from our own cows.  The ice-cream has won awards and the 200 flavours are all natural, high-quality, and produced with local ingredients wherever possible. Available at local shops in Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint and farm shops.

  • High Weald Dairy

Tremains Farm, Treemans Rd, Horsted Keynes, Haywards Heath RH17 7EA

01825 791 636

info@highwealddairy.co.uk

https://www.highwealddairy.co.uk

We make a range of hard and soft cheeses using our own organic cows’ milk, and with sheep milk and goat milk, including Sussex Cheddar, Duddleswell, Halloumi, Sussex Slipcote, Sister Sarah and Feta. In 2011 we received five International Cheese Awards. Available at local shops in Hassocks, Ditchling and Hurstpierpoint, at the farm gate and farmers’ markets, including Hassocks Village Market.

  • Traditional Cheese Dairy

The Old Factory Buildings, Battenhurst Rd, Stonegate, Wadhurst TN5 7DU

01580 201 610

info@traditionalcheesedairy.co.uk 

https://www.traditionalcheesedairy.co.uk

A range of unpasteurised cheeses from cow, sheep and goat milk, all made using vegetarian rennet. Available at Hassocks Village Market and other farmers’ markets, local shops and at the farm gate.

  • The Mac’s Farm

Fourfields Farm, Dumbrells Court Road, Ditchling, Hassocks BN6 8GT

01273 845 189

https://www.themacsfarm.co.uk

We are a third-generation, egg farming family, producers of high quality, free range, organic eggs. We put the welfare of animals first and invest in the future of organic  farming. Available at the farm gate (half dozen, dozen and trays available), and local shops in Ditchling and Hassocks.

 

MEAT AND POULTRY​

  • R & M Hanbury

Heath Farm, South Road, Plumpton Green, BN8 4EA

01273 890 712

hanbury@heath-farm.com

https://www.heath-farm.com

We rear free-range roasting chickens and lamb. We use the Sasso breed of chicken which are specially bred. Our sheep are Beulah Speckleface, which are a hardy and resilient Welsh breed raised only on grass with no manufactured feeds.Available at the farm (ring first), farm shops and farmers’ markets, including Hassocks Village Market.

  • Owena Lewis

31 Leicester Rd, Lewes BN7 1SU

07779 075 854 / 01273 475 506 

owenal@btinternet.com

https://www.owenasfarmproduce.co.uk

Free-range pork, lamb and hogget from a small farm at Hamsey and Albourne.  I have a mixed flock of sheep: Jacob, Shetland, Beulah and Romney ewes, and both a Shetland and Southdown ram. The rare breed pigs live outdoors on grass and woodland. Sells lamb at Lewes Farmers Market and for home delivery. I am a small producer and usually have meat available once a month.​

  • M.W. Perrett

The Oaks Poultry Farm, Ditchling Common, Hassocks BN6 8TN

01273 843 235

Own produced beef, pork, chicken and turkey. Locally produced lamb from Offham. Eggs from West Hoathly.  Some seasonal veg and local honey.

Available from the farm Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm and Sat 8.30am to 3pm. Also from Cuckfield Market.​

  • Wishing Well Greenfield Farm

Old London Rd, Hickstead, RH17 5LZ

07938 804 237

We breed a wide range of fowl including quail, duck, goose, chicken and turkey, for both meat and livestock.  We also sell eggs from these birds and are developing a vegetable produce line. Available at the farm gate by appointment, and home delivery for large orders.​

 

HONEYS, PRESERVES AND CHUTNEYS

  • Payne’s Bee Farm

Wickham Hill, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9NP

01273 843 388

sales@paynes-beefarm.com

https://www.paynes-beefarm.com 

We have English honey and beeswax products, preserves and chutneys, all made especially for us. Available at the farm Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm, Sat 9am to 1pm, local shops and Hassocks Village Market.

 

DRINKS

  • Bookers Vineyard

Bolney Wine Estate, Bookers Vineyard, Foxhole Lane, Bolney, Haywards Heath RH17 5NB

01444 881 894

info@bolneywineestate.co.uk

https://www.bolneywineestate.co.uk

Small family-run vineyard making award-winning wines since 1972, specialising in red but also producing white, rosé and sparkling wines. All pass the Quality Wine Scheme so are classed as quality wines, not just table wines. Available at local shops in Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint, the vineyard shop and online.

  • Court Gardens Farm and Vineyard

Court Gardens Farm, Orchard Lane, Ditchling, Hassocks BN6 8TH

01273 844 479

farm@corney.co.uk

https://www.courtgardensfarm.co.uk

We produce sparkling wine. The 2008 Vintage was made from a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Ring to book wine tours with tasting. Available at local shops in Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint, at the farm (call for availability), and home delivery by arrangement.

  • Dark Star Brewing Company

22 Star Rd, Partridge Green, Horsham RH13 8RA

01403 713 085

info@darkstarbrewing.co.uk

https://www.darkstarbrewing.co.uk

A wide variety of beers including traditional, newer, seasonal, and experimental. Most are cask but also some bottled and kegged. Available at local shops in Hassocks, and at pubs.

  • Gran Steads Ginger

Mile Oak Farm, Mile Oak Rd, Portslade, Brighton BN41 2RF

01273 231 152

https://www.gransteadsginger.co.uk

A family business making a range of non-alcoholic drinks, from traditional lemonade and ginger wine to lemonade with a zing of ginger. Made with all natural ingredients. Available at local shops in Hassocks, farm shops and farmers’ markets.

  • Harveys Brewery

The Bridge Wharf Brewery, 6 Cliffe High St, Lewes BN7 2AH

01273 480 209

info@harveys.org.uk

https://www.harveys.org.uk

Sussex’s oldest independent brewery, dating to 1792. Strong environmental credentials, using locally-grown whole hops and spring water. A range of seasonal and cask ales and bottled beers. Available at many local shops and pubs within a 30 mile radius of Lewes.

  • Plumpton Estate

Wine Department, Plumpton College, Ditchling Rd, Plumpton, Lewes BN7 3AE

01273 890 454

paul.harley@plumpton.ac.uk

https://www.plumpton.ac.uk

Plumpton College produces about 15,000 bottles of award-winning wine each year, including white, rosé, red and sparkling wines. The wines are carefully crafted by our students, under guidance from experienced viticulture and wine-making professionals. Available at local shops in Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint, Plumpton Green and at farm shops.

  • Rectory Ales

Godfray Broster (AKA the Rector of Plumpton), The Rectory, Plumpton, Lewes BN7 3BU

01273 890 570

Various ales are brewed depending on the seasons. These include ‘Rectors Revenge’, ‘Summer Ale’, ‘Harvest Ale’ and in October/November ‘Parsons Porter’. Available only by telephone orders and in small quantities. All proceeds to Church funds.

  • Ridgeview Wine Estate

Fragbarrow Lane, Ditchling Common, Hassocks BN6 8TP

01444 241 441

info@ridgeview.co.uk

https://www.ridgeview.co.uk

Traditional-method sparkling English wines that have won many national and international awards. Our vineyards specialise in growing classic grape varieties to make the highest quality bottle fermented sparkling wines.  Available at the vineyard (sales and tastings) from Mon to Sat 11am to 4pm and at local shops in Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint.

  • Albourne Vineyard

Church Lane, Albourne, Hassocks, West Sussex BN6 9BZ

07801 665 159

prices.albourne@virgin.net www.albournevineyard.co.uk.

High quality English sparkling wine – Gaultsbrook. Blend of chardonnay and pinot noir grapes. Vineyard is in Albourne. Ridgeview Estates in Ditchling Common produces and bottles the wine. Two silver medals in 2011 for our 2008 Gaultsbrook Wobblegate Pure Apple Juice and Cider.

  • Old Mill Fruit Farm

Cowfold Rd, Bolney, Haywards Heath RH17 5SE

01444 881 356

sales@wobblegate.co.uk

https://www.wobblegate.co.uk

We make nine types of single variety pure apple juice and our own cider, using apples we grow on our farm. Our farm shop also sells other local produce. Available at our farm shop.

 

PREPARED FOOD

  • Plumpton Mill​

The Old Mill House, Plumpton Lane, Plumpton, Lewes BN7 3AH

01273 891 725

info@plumptonmill.co.uk

Traditional stone-ground wholegrain wheat and rye flours using locally sourced organic grains.  Bread-baking workshops and mill tours available in our award-winning restored mill.Available at local shops including Plumpton Green.​​​

  • The Smokehouse Lewes

11 Tanners Brook, Lewes BN7 1RU

07816 029 708

sales@thesmokehouselewes.co.uk

Locally cold smoked produce using oak chips and traditional methods, including salmon, trout, mackerel, herring and prawn. Also smoked garlic, smoked cheese (including organic High Weald Dairy cheddar), and smoked and spiced nuts. Available at Lewes Farmers’ Market, Lewes Food Market and for home delivery in the area.

  • Stratta

33 Vicarage Drive, Eastbourne BN20 8AP

01323 732 505 / 07780 918 764 

stratta@btinternet.com

https://www.stratta.org

Sweet fruit and flower vinegars using a wonderful array of local fruits. Also infuse extra virgin cold-pressed olive oils with a selection of herbs and spices, and produce salt-preserved lemons, spiced oranges and local pears. Available at Hassocks Village Market and other farmers’ markets.​

 

MARKETS

  • Hassocks Village Market

National Tyres Forecourt, Hassocks BN6 8AR

https://www.hassockscommunity.org.uk/village-market

Fourth Saturday of the month

9am to 1pm

Running for five years. Every month offers a range of high quality, fresh and local produce including organic and unsprayed veg, honey, oils, vinegars, artisan cheese, bread, eggs, meat, plants and more.

  • Lewes Farmers’ Market

​Cliffe pedestrian precinct, Lewes

lewesfarmersmarket@commoncause.org.u

https://www.commoncause.org.uk/project.php?p=8

First Saturday of the month

9am to 1pm

One of the first in the country. All year a wide range of excellent local foods including veg, fruit, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, flour, jams, sauces, and oils. Many of our producers have won local, regional and national awards, and some international.

  • Lewes Food Market

​The Market Tower, Market Street, Lewes BN7 2NB

​07824 711 727

lewesfoodmarket@hotmail.com

https://www.lewesfoodmarket.co.uk

Every Friday 

9.30am to 1.30pm

Offers high quality food brought from local producers. Every week you’ll find a wide range of competitively priced fresh produce including fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, eggs and bread, as well as chutneys, cakes, and home-made savouries.

 

FARM SHOPS

  • Middleton Common Farm Shop 

Middleton Common Farm, Middleton Common Lane, Westmeston, Hassocks BN6 8SF

01273 890 266

Tue to Sat 8.30am to 4.30pm

Sun 9am to 1pm

Fruit and veg, pies, cakes made by local bakers, local chutneys, honey, apple juice, and bread.

  • Rushfields Farm Shop

Henfield Rd, Poynings, Brighton BN45 7AY

01273 850 015

enquiries@rushfields.com

https://www.rushfields.com

9am to 5.30pm every day (including Sun).

Poynings lamb and beef and own fruit in season, along with Sussex cheeses, eggs, milk, and icecream. We make our own sausages and have beer from two local breweries and wine from two local vineyards.

  • Townings Farm Shop

Plumpton Rd, North Chailey, Lewes BN8 4EJ

01444 471 352 

info@towningsfarm.co.uk

https://www.towningsfarm.co.uk

Mon-Wed 9am to 5pm

Thu-Fri 9am to 6.30pm

Sat 9am to 5pm

Home produced Heathland Hebridean lamb and hogget available alongside traditional beef and tasty free-range pork. Good selection of local produce and locally-grown vegetables.

 

HASSOCKS SHOPS, BARS AND RESTAURANTS

  • Adastra Deli

15 Keymer Rd Hassocks

Local Deli/Market featuring fresh vibrant foods with a twist, locally sourced artisinal foods, cafe, deli, lunch, catering  https://www.facebook.com/AdastraDeliHassocks/

  • Hassocks Wine

13 Keymer Rd, Hassocks BN6 8AD 

01273 846 108

10.30am – 9.30pm seven days a week

Off-licence selling wine, beer and soft drinks. We stock wine from the Plumpton Estate, local beers from Harveys, Dark Star and Fallen Angel breweries, and soft drinks and juices from Mile Oak farm and Ringden Farm.

  • Knight’s Budgens of Hassocks  

1-4 Orion Parade, Keymer Rd, Hassocks BN6 8QA

01273 843 502 

admin@budgenshassocks.co.uk

Mon-Sat 7am to 9pm

Sun 9am to 5pm

Small family-owned supermarket focusing on local foods and others not available elsewhere. We support small producers and businesses and try to reduce our environmental impact. Wide range of local foods from eggs and dairy to meat and fish, local fruit and veg in season, wines, beers, and non-alcoholic drinks.

  • A. Twine Butchers

27 Keymer Rd, Hassocks BN6 8AN. 01273 842 296 https://www.facebook.com/atwinebutchers/

Mon-Fri 7.30am to 5pm

Wed 7.30am to 1pm 

Sat 7.30am to 2pm

Also home delivery. Sells local meat.

  • JJ’s Café

6 Station App, Hassocks BN6 8HN

01273 841 155

Mon-Tue 7.30am to 3pm

Wed-Sat 7.30am to 4pm

Sun 10am to 4pm

Café offering breakfast, lunch, sandwiches, snacks and drinks.  Locally-sourced food includes sausages, eggs, honey and vegetables.

  • Bella & Meg's

31 Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8AG 

https://www.facebook.com/Bella-Megs-2112648865630451/

Wed - Sat 9-2

Sun 10 - 1

We are open for takeaways offering breakfast, lunches and homemade cakes. We have a coffee menu and luxury hot chocolate menu. Afternoon teas are also available.

 

HURSTPIERPOINT SHOPS, BARS AND RESTAURANTS

  • ​Clive Miller Family Butcher

2 Cuckfield Rd, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9RU

01273 832 256

clivemiller15@msn.com

Mon 8am to 1pm

Tue-Fri 8am to 5pm

Sat 8am to 4pm

Family butcher also supplying local shops, pubs and restaurants. Local beef, lamb and pork, bacon, free range eggs and honey, jams and chutneys.

  • Gibsons Greengrocers

90 High St, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9PX

01273 883 176

Mon-Sat 7.30am to 5pm

Shop with some of our own produce and flowers and some produce from local growers.

  • Hampers Delicatessen

117 High St, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9PU

01273-833452

hampersofhurst@idnetfreemail.co.uk 

https://www.hampersofhurst.com

Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm

Sat 8am to 2pm

Delicatessen and outside caterer for weddings, corporate events etc. Artisan breads available every day, along with local cheeses, milk, sausages, honey, and preserves.

  • South Downs Cellars

100 High St, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9PX

01273 833 830 lucy@southdownscellars.co.uk

https://www.southdownscellars.co.uk

Tue-Fri 11am to 7pm

Sat 9am to 6pm

We sell Sussex wines including sparkling wines from Ridgeview, Court Gardens Farm and Bookers, and wines from the Plumpton Estate.

  • Truffles Bakers and Confectioners

119 High St, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9PU

01273 834 802 

https://www.trufflesbakeryltd.co.uk

A good, honest and hard-working family bakery dedicated to producing bread, pastries and savouries with flavour and integrity.

  • Café Murano

99 High St, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9RE

01273 835 344

Mon-Sat 9am to 4.30pm

Local café using organic foods wherever possible.  We specialise in freshly made sandwiches and home-made cakes.

  • New Inn

76 High St, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9RQ

01273 834 608 

info@thenewinnhurst.com 

https://www.thenewinnhurst.com

Mon-Sat 11am to 11pm

Sun 12 noon-10.30pm

Pub and restaurant serving locally produced food, including game from the Balcombe Estate, Sussex cheeses, asparagus, beef, and eggs. Beer from 12 to15 local ale breweries and wines from Ridgeview Estates and more.

 

DITCHLING SHOPS, BARS AND RESTAURANTS

  • Parkers​

25 High St, Ditchling, Hassocks BN6 8SY 01273 843 343

Newsagent and select grocery. Local foods include bread from Henfield.

Mon-Fri 7.30am to 1.00pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Sat 7.45am to 1pm and 2.30 to 5.00pm  Sun 7.45am to 1.00pm

  • The Bull

2 High St, Ditchling, Hassocks BN6 8TA

01273 843 147

info@thebullditchling.com

https://www.thebullditchling.com

Mon-Fri 11am to 11pm

Sat 8.30am-11pm

Sun 8.30am-10.30pm (serving breakfast at weekends 8.30-10.30 am).

Beautiful 16th century pub serving locally sourced food with a modern British twist, including game from the Balcombe Estate, Sussex cheeses, asparagus, beef and eggs. Beer from 12 to15 local ale breweries and wines from Ridgeview Estates and more.

  • The Green Welly

1 High St, Ditchling, Hassocks BN6 8SY

www.thegreenwellycafe.co.uk

Everything in the café is home baked and can be served with a selection of individually roasted coffees or one of our many varieties of tea or cold drinks. Or why not indulge in a glass of chilled Prosecco, wine, cider or beer?

  • The White Horse

16 West St, Ditchling, Hassocks BN6 8TS

01273 842 006 

info@whitehorseditchling.com

https://www.whitehorseditchling.com

Bar open:

Sun-Sat from 11am to 12 midnight

Food served: 

Mon-Fri 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 9.30pm

Sat 12pm to 9.30pm

Sun 12pm to 5pm

Pub and restaurant serving fine ales and wines, and locally sourced traditional rustic foods. Local food served includes meats, sausages, local cheeses and fish, eggs and ice-cream. Harveys beer and sparkling wines from Court Garden Farm.