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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you come across any you think should be included:
VEGETABLES, HERBS AND FRUIT
The Orchard, Ashurst Farm, Plumpton, Lewes BN7 3AP
01273 891 219
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
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.
Pale Green Dot
Growing organic veg at the Fletching Glasshouses, deliver single or weekly veg boxes in our area.
07843 099 883
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
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.
Laughton Rd, Ringmer, Lewes BN8 5UT
01825 841 002
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
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
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
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
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.
31 Leicester Rd, Lewes BN7 1SU
07779 075 854 / 01273 475 506
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.
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
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.
Bolney Wine Estate, Bookers Vineyard, Foxhole Lane, Bolney, Haywards Heath RH17 5NB
01444 881 894
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
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
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
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.
The Bridge Wharf Brewery, 6 Cliffe High St, Lewes BN7 2AH
01273 480 209
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.
Wine Department, Plumpton College, Ditchling Rd, Plumpton, Lewes BN7 3AE
01273 890 454
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.
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
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.
Church Lane, Albourne, Hassocks, West Sussex BN6 9BZ
07801 665 159
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
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.
The Old Mill House, Plumpton Lane, Plumpton, Lewes BN7 3AH
01273 891 725
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
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.
33 Vicarage Drive, Eastbourne BN20 8AP
01323 732 505 / 07780 918 764
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.
Hassocks Village Market
National Tyres Forecourt, Hassocks BN6 8AR
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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/
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
117 High St, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9PU
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 email@example.com
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
A good, honest and hard-working family bakery dedicated to producing bread, pastries and savouries with flavour and integrity.
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.
76 High St, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9RQ
01273 834 608
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
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
2 High St, Ditchling, Hassocks BN6 8TA
01273 843 147
Mon-Fri 11am to 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
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
Sun-Sat from 11am to 12 midnight
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.