Try a black badger for Lent…..

Hodmedods-cartons-AD (4) Deliciously nutty, Black Badger peas hold their shape when cooked and make a good substitute for chickpeas or for dark green or Puy lentils.  Grown in Britain for at least 500 years, black badgers are also known as maple peas.  Black badgers are well known in Yorkshire where they’re know as Carlin or Carling peas and traditionally eaten on Carling Sunday in Lent.   Anyway – Stroudco are now selling them along with British-grown baked beans!

We are also pleased to welcome back one of our seasonal producers ‘Down to Earth Co-operative’ who are offering a mouth-watering selection of fruit leathers and preserves. Down to Earth is a not-for-profit community organisation working to promote and protect local food, as well as provide opportunities to develop skills, knowledge and understanding in growing and preserving food.

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See this short film for an insight into Stroudco: Stroudco – Local Food Distribution

Download our catalogue here: Stroudco Catalogue ….and pass on copies to your friends. It’s a little out of date since our move to Stroud Valley’s School, but we are working on an update which will be on here soon.

Thanks to Paul Golding for his wonderful photos for our leaflet. If you would like some copies, please let us know, as we will be happy to add some to your box when we fulfil your order. See for more of Paul’s excellent photographs.

NEW FEATURE: See how many of your neighbours are already shopping with Stroudco.  Contact them to share orders or home delivery.  Click on the pointers in this map. This will show the customer reference numbers of the shoppers at this postcode.  You can then send these numbers and a message in an email to


Photos by Ruth Davey Sign up your friends and neighbours… If a current Stroudco member signs up a friend you both get £5 added to your Stroudco account, as soon as the new member has made their first order. Both parties must notify Lynsey at the time of the new member signing up.

Stroud-Bakery-058   If you are able to spare some time on a Saturday and are willing to help out at the food drop at Stroud Valley Community School please register your interest at:     Photos by Ruth Davey   If you’re able to help out with delivering Stroudco orders to customers please click the following link:




Thanks to Sarah and Crockett at for all their work on the Stroudco logo and publicity.