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.
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Below we list all those in the directory. We are constantly updating this information so please let us know if you come across any you think should be included:
Vegetables, herbs and fruit
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
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.
The Glasshouses, Fletching Common, Newick, Lewes BN8 4JJ
We grow organic vegetables under glass for the local market and are Soil Association certified (since 2008). We specialise in leaves – salad, spinach and chard – but also grow a full range of produce. Available at farm shops and farmers’ markets including Hassocks Village Market, Lewes and Chelwood Gate.
Noanah’s Unsprayed Vegetables
Norland’s Farm, Station Rd, Plumpton Green, Lewes BN7 3BT
Tel: 01273-890295. I grow a range of vegetables all year round – from potatoes and leeks to courgettes, tomatoes and beans. Available at the farm gate and farmers’ markets including Hassocks Village Market.
Cheese, dairy and eggs
Batts Farm Eggs
Batts Farm, Piltdown, Uckfield TN22 3XT.Tel: 01825-762005; Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgFree 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. Tel: 01825-841002; Website: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
Tel: 01825-791636; Email: i email@example.com; Website: 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
Tel: 01580-201610; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: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
Tel: 01273-845189; Website: 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
Little Copyhold, Henfield Rd, Albourne, Hassocks BN6 9DE
Tel: 01273-831535; Email: email@example.com We have free-range British Lop pigs, one of our oldest and rarest breeds. We sell pork butchered whole, half or quarters, as joints and sausages. Available at local shops and for home delivery.
Beards Folly, New Way Lane, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9BD
Tel: 01273-845147; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org We rear calves, lambs and piglets and encourage local inhabitants to become involved in the whole process. We have developed a box scheme of a whole range of butchered meat, which can be tailored to people’s needs. Available at the farm gate, from local shops, farmers’ markets and for home delivery within a five mile radius. Telephone for availability.
Henfield Rd, Poynings, Brighton BN45 7AW
Tel: 07753-632152. We have a well-established herd of pedigree Sussex cattle as well as sheep. They are all fed on out own grass, slaughtered and butchered locally. Available at local shops.
R & M Hanbury
Heath Farm, South Road, Plumpton Green, BN8 4EA
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
Tel: 07779-075854 or 01273-475506; Email: email@example.com; Website: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. Available at the farm gate on Saturday morning, Lewes farmers’ market and for home delivery. I am a small producer and usually have meat available once a month.
Pakyn’s Farm, Bullfinch Lane, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9ER
Tel: 07979-500893 or 01273-833709; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All our meat is produced on our farm: Limousin beef, lambs and pork. We keep two traditional breeds of pigs: Saddleback and Landrace. We do quarter side beef in a box, half pig or whole lamb. Available at the farm gate (phone first), local shops and for home delivery within a three-mile radius.
The Oaks Poultry Farm, Ditchling Common, Hassocks BN6 8TN
Tel: 01273-843235. 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.
Hassocks Rd, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9QW
Tel: 01273-834318; Email: email@example.com
We produce our own pork, beef, lamb and sausages. Most of our meat is sold by the box.
Available at the farm gate, local shops and for local home delivery.
Wishing Well Greenfield Farm
Old London Rd, Hickstead, RH17 5LZ
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
Tel: 01273-843388; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: 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.
211 Cuckfield Rd, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9RT. Tel: 01273-833073; Email:email@example.com. A range of chutneys, all handmade, using local ingredients where possible. Also pasties, sausage rolls and pies. Available at farmers’ markets, including Hassocks Village Market.
Bolney Wine Estate, Bookers Vineyard, Foxhole Lane, Bolney, Haywards Heath RH17 5NB. Tel: 01444 881894; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.bolneywineestate.co.ukSmall 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
We produce sparkling wine. The 2008 Vintage was made from a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Wine tours with tasting: ring to book. 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
Tel: 01403-713085; Email: email@example.com; Website: 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
Tel: 01273-231152; Website: 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.
The Bridge Wharf Brewery, 6 Cliffe High St, Lewes BN7 2AH
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
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 Tel: 01273 890570. 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
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, UK. Tel 07801 665159. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
Button Bake Co.
Hillmans Business Park, Twineham, Haywards Heath RH17 5NN
Cakes for all occasions, using the best local ingredients including free-range eggs. We produce giant cupcakes to novelty cakes and specialise in gluten-free products. Cakes made to order.Available by order or at local shops and tearooms.
Mummy’s Famous Cakes
Manor House, 104 Keymer Rd, Keymer, Hassocks BN6 8QS
Tel: 07789-367390; Email: email@example.com
I make homemade cakes for special occasions, including large brownie hearts, carrot cake, and raspberry and almond cake decorated with fresh flowers. I use organic and local produce where I can and also make gluten-free cakes. Available at local shops in Hassocks, restaurants and cafés. Home delivery for private commissions.
The Old Mill House, Plumpton Lane, Plumpton, Lewes BN7 3AH
Tel: 01273-891725; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Ruth’s of Cooksbridge
Elm Cottage, Cooksbridge, Lewes BN8 4SN
Tel: 01273-400626; Email: email@example.com
I make a selection of cakes, small and large, many of which are wheat and gluten-free. I also make a selection of vegan/vegetarian/free-from savouries, all of which are made using Ashurst Organics veg.Available at Lewes Food Market and for home delivery.
Chaites Farm, Bolney, Haywards Heath RH17 5LX
Tel: 07736-549-959; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website:www.scrumdiddlyyum.co.ukYummy homemade puds and pies made to order on the farm in Bolney, delivered to your door. We are happy to help you with all your dessert requirements from private parties to wholesale customers. Check out our menu online to find out more.Available at local shops and for home delivery.
The Brownie House
12, Wilton Close, Partridge Green, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 8RX. Tel Sarah Westall 07930 692790/01403710124. Email email@example.com
The Old Bakery, Slindon, Arundel BN18 0RP
Handmade artisan bread, cakes and buns using local ingredients wherever possible. We sell wheat-free and gluten-free rolls (really good ones), spelt, ciabatta, foccaccia, soda bread and more.Available at Hassocks Village Market, other Sussex farmers’ markets, and at the farm gate.
The Smokehouse Lewes
11 Tanners Brook, Lewes BN7 1RU
Tel: 07816-029-708; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Tel: 01323-732505; 07780-918764; Email: email@example.com; Website: 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.
Tree House, Long Park Corner, Ditchling BN6 8UX
Tel: 01273-831879 or 0790-518-3334; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website:www.teadragons.comI sell herbal infusions made from the finest organic flowers, spices and herbs. They are packaged in recycled and recyclable boxes which have a non-GM compostable lining. I also have a sugar-free chilled drink range. Available at local shops in Hurstpierpoint, farm shops and on the web.
Lewes. Email: email@example.com. Website: www.creativebaker.co.uk
I am a bakery and make pies but they arent just pies!!! I make cold raised pies with imaginative fillings and buttery hotwater crust pastry all made from scratch and ingredients bought in Lewes / Brighton or close by!
Farm Shops and Markets:
Hassocks Village Market
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. Location: National Tyres Forecourt, Hassocks BN6 8AR, fourth Saturday 9am to 1pm.
Lewes Farmers’ Market
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org: Website:www.commoncause.org.uk/project.php?p=8One 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.Location: Cliffe pedestrian precinct, Lewes, first Sat of the month 9am to 1pm.
Lewes Food Market
The Market Tower, Market Street, Lewes BN7 2NB
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.Location: The Market Tower, Lewes every Fri 9.30am to 1.30pm.
Middleton Common Farm Shop
Middleton Common Farm, Middleton Common Lane, Westmeston, Hassocks BN6 8SF
Tel: 01273-890266. Fruit and veg, pies, cakes made by local bakers, local chutneys, honey, apple juice, and bread.Opening hours: Tue to Sat 8.30am to 4.30pm; Sun 9am to 1pm.
Rushfields Farm Shop
Henfield Rd, Poynings, Brighton BN45 7AY
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.Opening hours: 9am to 5.30pm every day (including Sun).
Townings Farm Shop
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.Opening hours: Mon-Wed 9am to 5pm;Thu-Fri 9am to 6.30pm; Sat 9am to 5pm.
Tel: 0800-612-5834 or 0798-400-2540; Email: email@example.com; Website:www.deliveryourgreens.co.uk. Free home delivery service providing veg boxes, meat boxes, Sussex food and drink (including beer and wine) from some of the best producers across the county. We offer a loyalty card scheme, competitive pricing on all our Sussex produce.Deliver in the Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint and Ditchling areas on Fridays.
Local village shop and deli selling local produce. Bread from Flintowl Bakery, eggs from Macs Farm, vegetables from Ashurst Organics, jams and pickles from Ouse Valley Foods, cheeses and dairy products from High Weald dairy.Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am to 6pm.
25 High St, Ditchling, Hassocks BN6 8SY. Tel: 01273-843343
Newsagent and select grocery. Local foods include bread from Henfield.
Opening hours: 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.
Downsview Deli and Coffee Shop
Deli selling home cooked meats, local and other cheeses, bread and cakes, local honey, and organic foods from Infinity Foods.Opening hours: Mon-Fri 6.30am to 5pm (Wed closes at 2pm). Sat 7.30am to 2pm.
13 Keymer Rd, Hassocks BN6 8AD. Tel: 01273-846108
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.Opening hours: 10.30am – 9.30pm seven days a week.
Knight’s Budgens of Hassocks
1-4 Orion Parade, Keymer Rd, Hassocks BN6 8QA. Tel: 01273-843502; Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 7am to 9pm. Sun 9am to 5pm.
27 Keymer Rd, Hassocks BN6 8AN. Tel: 01273-842296
Locally produced beef, lamb and pork from our own farm on the South Downs. Locally reared chickens and cheese.Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am to 5pm (Wed 7.30am to 1pm); Sat 7.30am to 2pm. Also home delivery.
Clive Miller Family Butcher
2 Cuckfield Rd, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9RU
Tel: 01273-832256; Email: email@example.com
Family butcher also supplying local shops, pubs and restaurants. Local beef, lamb and pork, bacon, free range eggs and honey, jams and chutneys.
Opening hours: Mon 8am to 1pm; Tue-Fri 8am to 5pm; Sat 8am to 4pm.
90 High St, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9PX. Tel: 01273-883176
Shop with some of our own produce and flowers and some produce from local growers.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 7.30am to 5pm.
Delicatessen and outside caterer for weddings, corporate events etc. Artisan breads available every day, along with local cheeses, milk, sausages, honey, and preserves.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm; Sat 8am to 2pm.
South Downs Cellars
We sell Sussex wines including sparkling wines from Ridgeview, Court Gardens Farm and Bookers, and wines from the Plumpton Estate. Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11am to 7pm; Sat 9am to 6pm.
Truffles Bakers and Confectioners
119 High St, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9PUTel: 01273-834802; Website:www.trufflesbakeryltd.co.uk. A good, honest and hard-working family bakery dedicated to producing bread, pastries and savouries with flavour and integrity.
Ditchling cafés, pubs and restaurants:
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.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 11pm; Sat 8.30am-11pm, Sun 8.30am-10.30pm (serving breakfast at weekends 8.30-10.30 am).
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
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.Opening hours: 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
Hassocks cafés, pubs and restaurants:
6 Station App, Hassocks BN6 8HN. Tel: 01273-841155
Café offering breakfast, lunch, sandwiches, snacks and drinks. Locally-sourced food includes sausages, eggs, honey and vegetables. Opening hours: Mon-Tue 7.30am to 3pm. Wed-Sat 7.30am to 4pm. Sun 10am to 4pm.
Keymer Road, Hassocks.
100% gluten free vegetarian café serving fresh, colourful, unprocessed food that will re-energize the body and rejuvenate the mind. Our aim is to promote well-being and vitality, and make plant-based food accessible and enjoyable for all. We pride ourselves on welcoming everyone with a smile, and hope you will come and join us for some hearty, home-cooked comfort food!
Hurstpierpoint cafés, pubs and restaurants:
99 High St, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9RE Tel: 01273-835344
Local café using organic foods wherever possible. We specialise in freshly made sandwiches and home-made cakes. Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am to 4.30pm.
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. Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am to 11pm; Sun 12 noon-10.30pm.