Local Food Producers
Eat locally produced food
Less transport, less carbon. local employment, food security.
Local health, local wealth = Happy Planet.
Collette Haynes. Ashurst Organics
Explore the variety of food grown and produced in the Lewes District.
Sourcing locally produced food is a healthier and a more sustainable way to eat. Supporting our local food businesses helps our local food economy to thrive keeping money in our towns which benefits the wider community.
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Local food producer directory
East Dean Village Market
By the Village Hall and surrounding area, Gilberts Drive
10 – 2pm
Produce available includes, Lamb, organic pork pies, ready meals, cheeses, vegetables, fruit, cheese, gin coffee, fudge, Indian cuisine, bread,cakes, wine, chutneys, honey, flowers, plants and a wide variety of crafts and lots more with over 40 stalls
Lewes Farmers Market
Friars Walk Car Park, BN7 2LE;
First and third Saturdays of the month.
9am – 1pm
What is at the market
Our producers will have fresh local eggs, honey, hand crafted cheeses, organic fruit and vegetables, milk, yogurt, butter, craft sourdough bread and pastries made with organic flour, home made cakes, perennial plants, edible plants, lavender products, chutneys and jams, luxury savoury sausage rolls and pork pies made from free-range rare breed pork, biltong made from Sussex venison, gluten free and vegan savouries and cakes, herbal teas made from homegrown herbs that also feed the bees, hand made baskets, charcoal, apple juice and craft gin and rum.
Lewes Friday Food Market
Market Tower, Lewes
Every Friday 9am-1pm
Lewes Local C.I.C.
Lucie Inns – Market Manager
Buy Local – Eat Seasonal – Feel Good
Lewes Local Community Interest Company (CIC) is a not-for-profit company with the broad aims of developing sustainable local food systems and making it easier for more people to buy good, healthy, seasonal food. Lewes Local CIC was established in June 2010, and the Lewes Food Market is its first project.
Sussex Peasant mobile farmers market
The Bull, car park
2 High Street, BN6 8TA
9am – 2pm
We are a community of enterprising Sussex farmers that supports the mobile farm shop and restaurant we have created. We sell the finest local produce direct to our customers through the shop and our events.
Visit the website to find out more about the suppliers.
Fruit & Vegetables
Organic fruit and vegetable veg box scheme
The Orchard, Ashurst Farm, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AP
Supplying Veg Boxes full of our own local, fresh and tasty organic vegetables
direct from our farm in Plumpton, near Lewes since 1994
Organic fruit and vegetable veg box scheme
Mill Lane, Barcombe, Lewes, BN8 5TH
Filled with the freshest produce from our very own vegetable beds, along with the cream of the crop from other local farms and sustainably sourced goodness from further afield, we want you to love your Barcombe veg box and to rely on us to feed your family while doing your bit for the planet.
Growers of English and Japanese vegetables, herbs and fruit
Provide fresh vegetables to restaurants and veg box scheme within the areas BN1 – BN10
Based in Lewes
Natural Agriculture™ growers of English and Japanese vegetables herbs and fruit.
Based in Lewes, they were among the first growers in the UK to pioneer agroforestry methods. After 15 years they still use no pesticides, no fungicides and no herbicides – not even approved organic chemicals.
Louvain organic nursery
66 Telscombe Road, Peacehaven, East Sussex, BN10 7UB
Established in 1970, Louvain is a small, traditional nursery on a natural and environmentally sensitive site on the edge of the South Downs National Park producing and selling fruit, vegetables and herb – plants and ready to eat, trees, flowers and compost.
Farm Shops, Meat, Fish, Eggs
The farm shop is situated on the A275, in Offham, one mile north of Lewes, East Sussex
Offham Farm shop is predominately a butchers shop selling additive free beef, lamb and pork all reared on the farm. We also have a deli counter selling pies and flans made from our meat, homemade cakes, eggs from our happy hens, honey from our own bees, jams and marmalades.
The Mac’s Farm
DUMBRELLS COURT ROAD DITCHLING, EAST SUSSEX BN6 8GT UNITED KINGDOM
We are a fourth generation, organic egg farming family who really love what we do! Our farm is located in the beautiful village of Ditchling in East Sussex. We open up our farm Monday-Saturday for egg sales, every summer for camping and throughout the year for family friendly events. Food, farming and environmental education is so important to us and is the driving force behind everything we do.
Riverside North, West Quay
Newhaven, BN9 9BP
Fresh fish retailers and wholesalers.
Newhaven (West Quay) BN9 9BP
Bake Out bakery
1 High Street,
Handmade, artisan and traditional style breads, cakes, pastries and savouries, expertly crafted by hand in their local Sussex bakery using locally sourced ingredients.
6 Sutton Road, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 1 RX
Nestled in the heart of the Sussex seaside town of Seaford, you’ll find shelves full of freshly-baked traditional and speciality breads and rolls, friendly staff making sandwiches ready to order and sweet treats to brighten your day.
Flint Owl Bakery
209 High St, LEWES, East Sussex, BN7 2DL
Our breads are made only from Organic flours, mainly stoneground. The only other ingredients are sea salt and spring water. Organic seeds, nuts or herbs are then added. Once baked each morning, our breads and pastries are delivered fresh from our ovens to our very own Flint Owl cafes in Lewes, Brighton and East Grinstead.
Unit E7, Eastside Business Park, Beach Road, Newhaven, BN9 0FB
Artisan pittas, deli and bakery produce, delicious breads, dips, salads, and soups.
Order online or find at farmers markets, their deli in Newhaven and other local stockists.
Cakes, jams, jellies, chutneys, treats
Beth’s Kitchen and Cakery
11 Sutton Park Rd, Seaford BN25 1QX
Beth’s Kitchen and Cakery is situated near the library in Seaford serving homemade food, sandwiches and cakes. They use local produced ingredients wherever they can and stock some of these ingredients to sell, such as eggs from Battle and Mamoosh pittas.
Beth can also make cakes to order as well as award winning jams, pickles and chutneys.
They cater for all diets and offer outside catering too.
Crepes de la Creme
Seaford seafront at the bottom of Dane Road
Crepes de la crème offer homemade crepes with a whole range of toppings; you can have the best of
both worlds with either a savoury or a sweet crepes.
They pride themselves on making their own mix from fresh every day, using locally
sourced products and continually supporting other local businesses.
Crumbs of Lewes
18a High Street, Lewes, BN7 2LN
Homemade cakes and bakes, coffee & sandwich takeaway in the heart of Lewes.
Holy Cow ice cream parlour
14 Sutton Road, Seaford, East Sussex BN25 1RU
Locally produced ice cream shop in Seaford making lots of exciting flavours. They stock a good selection of vegan options too.
Ouse Valley Foods
Unit B32, Bridge Farm
Barcombe Mills Road
East Sussex BN8 5BX
Susmans Best Beef Biltong Company Ltd
Unit A Rich Industrial Estate
Avis Way Newhaven
Beers, Wines, Spirits
ABYSS BREWING LTD
Unit 3, The Malthouse
After brewing our first beers under the Pelham Arms in 2016, we opened the ABYSS Brewery + Tap on the other side of Lewes in October 2021. The Davey’s Lane area of Lewes is steeped in brewing history. The Brewery + Tap is inside an old Maltings building that used to serve the South Downs Brewery (still proudly standing next door in Thomas Street).
Black Moon Distillery
Black Moon Distillery, Units G & H Rich Industrial Estate, Avis Way, Newhaven,
Sussex blend London dry gin distilled in Newhaven.
6 Cliffe High Street,
Harvey’s Brewery is the oldest independent brewery in Sussex. A family business, the brewery has been in the guardianship of seven generations of John Harvey’s descendants since 1790.
Their beers can be bought from their shop on Cliffe High street and in pubs throughout the district.
Rathfinny Wine Estate
Alfriston, East Sussex
Rathfinny is the first grower-producer of sparkling wine in the world to achieve the B Corp accolade.
Ridgeview Wine Estate
Ridgeview Wine Estate
Award winning English sparkling wine.
For more than 25 years, Ridgeview has been producing world-class sparkling wines. We planted our vineyards at at time when many believed that producing English wine just couldn’t be done. Today, the English wine industry is thriving and we feel immense pride for the role we have played in it.
Breaky Bottom Vineyard
Breaky Bottom Vineyard, Whiteway Lane, Rodmell, Lewes, BN7 3EX
Breaky Bottom sits in a beautiful secluded fold in the Sussex Downs – wonderfully remote; I planted the vineyard in 1974, seeing the potential offered by a climate similar to that of Champagne and the Loire. At the same time modern plant science was developing early-ripening varieties, and demand was emerging for clean, elegant cool-climate wines.
Court Garden vineyard & winery
Court Garden Vineyard & Winery
Court Gardens Farm
Court Garden is a family-run, single-estate vineyard and winery in East Sussex, producing English sparkling and still wine, set on a beautiful south-facing slope with the South Downs as a backdrop.
Fruit & Vegetables