Our Producers

Our Producers

Most of the products on the Stroudco website are grown or produced within Stroud district, or within a 30-mile radius of Stroud. 

Producers who deal with us match and share our values of buying local produce where possible, keeping our environmental footprint tiny, caring husbandry of animals, and connecting the local food economy.

Where grocery basics, such as pulses or rice, cannot be sourced locally, we obtain them from local suppliers who match our other values.

Artisan Jack

Tetbury based butcher and smoke-curer Artisan Jacks supply us with their award-winning artisan meat produce. Free-range, outdoors reared, and 100% British. Their packaging is recyclable & compostable 100% plant fiber trays, compostable cling film, and recyclable vacuum pouches.

Day’s Cottage

Days Cottage are a family business collecting apples and pears from their traditional unsprayed orchards meaning that no chemicals of any sort are used to make all their fruit is grown in a completely natural way.

D J Perks

Family run D J Perks & Sons based in Gloucestershire was established in September 1975 in a high street shop in the heart of Tewkesbury. With passion for local, high quality produce they prioritise sourcing local seasonal products minimising the time from picking to plating so they can be enjoyed as fresh as possible.

Girish and Sons Vegan Indian Food

Girish and Sons have been making food for Stroud for the past 25 years with their freshly made samosas an iconic part of the Farmers Market. Family run, their meals celebrate whole food plant based nutrition using traditional Indian spices and flavours to create delicious meals using fresh, good quality ingredients.

They supply us with their home cooked meals that are nutritional and delicious. Packed with whole beans, pulses, lots of veg and a perfect balance of spices and flavour.

Inspiration comes from Gujarati heritage where mastering healthy vegetarian cooking and know-how to pack flavour into every dish. They believe that eating well holds the key to a happy life and healthy body. With everything plant based, good for the planet too.

Godsells Cheese

Multiple award winners Godsells supply us with a great range of their handmade cheeses locally produced in Leonard Stanley.

Hawkwood Garden Produce

Hawkwood garden is a small walled garden belonging to Hawkwood College, a centre for adult education. In normal times the produce grown supplies some of what the college needs by way of fruit, vegetables and flowers. For the last 28 years I have been running the garden and managing it using biodynamic methods. The whole garden is cultivated by hand, hence its small scale.

Kim Flannery

Local textile/designer Kim Flannery suppliers us with her handmade non-surgical fabric face masks. Made to order choose your size.

Loose Plastic Free

Loose Plastic Free shop offers a whole range of mostly organic food plus a selection of other useful household and personal care items all package free and without plastic.

Magpie & Jay

Greeting cards and bird seed by local artist who is inspired by Stroud and nature to create her Magpie and Jay brand. She has also designed the back of her cards to ‘work hard’, giving suggestions of how nature lovers can help protect the natural world. Keen to make her cards eco-friendly they are printed locally on sustainable card, and the plastic wrappers can be returned for re-use.

Maryanne’s Bakes and Preserves

Maryann of Maryann’s Bakes & Preserves supplies us with a range of her delicious jams & chutneys, as well as both sweet and savoury home-baked goods, including some gluten free and vegetarian treats.

The Long Table Frozen Meals

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The Long Table is a community food hall supporting community food hubs and local supply chains around Gloucestershire. They are a social enterprise, started in 2018 which has grown rapidly from serving 50 hot meals a week on-site to neighbours to over 48,000 freshly cooked frozen meals (with the help of partner kitchens) during COVID-19 lockdown.

They now run a kitchen, dining space and community space where everyone is invited to cook, learn and eat. People with barriers to employment can gain meaningful work, learn invaluable skills, where surplus food and locally grown food can be celebrated. It is a space that hosts inter-generational lunches for neighbours and those dealing with food poverty. The space hosts a growing number of community events like a Crop Swop, Freezer of Love, podcast club, community leaders network and will, COVID willing, soon be open for coffee and pastries and meals, particularly welcoming people who want to work home from home with us instead!

Meals are paid for through donations, set up to offer free meals to those struggling with a pay it forward system. Volunteers are the heart of The Long Tables operations and services.

Overton Organic Eggs

Organic local free range eggs.

Rosie and Nell’s Veg

First generation local farmers Rosie and Nell’s market garden is just under an acre at Oakbrook Community Farm (about a mile from Stroud centre). During their growing season they produce a large variety of staple veg alongside more unusual heritage varieties of tomatoes and squash.

The Oakbrook Starter Farm is an initiative set up to support new entrant farmers into growing, with infrastructure and support provided by Stroud Community Agriculture. A new tenant will take on the land every two or three years, learning the ropes and then passing it on to the next new grower to benefit from.

Salt Bakehouse

Salt is small-scale artisan bakehouse, producing freshly baked breads and pastries produced using high quality locally sourced ingredients. They have many bread and sandwich awards including wins at the Tiptree World Bread awards and recieving Baker of the Year 2016 at the BIA Industry awards.

Stroud Brewery

Stroud Brewery is a local craft brewery supplying unique beers to drinkers within the ‘five valleys’ of the Stroud District and beyond. They produce premium beers using high quality ingredients, with whole hops and malting barley grown in the Cotswolds. Stroud Brewery supports the local economy and do not sell any of their beers through supermarkets. 

Stroud Community Agriculture

Stroud Community Agriculture Ltd (SCA) is a community-led enterprise, which is developing a local farming business to produce and/or supply fresh organic/biodynamic/local produce for its members. The farm is certified organic and is influenced by biodynamic methods and is owned by a co-operative of about 200 households. 

Stroud Micro Dairy

Stroud Micro Dairy are a small community-supported dairy farm in Stroud producing fresh and local raw milk, yoghurt and kefir. Based at Oakbrook farm they farm to regenerate soils using a method of farming that revolves around biology, life and the sun; to positively impact our soils, animals, people and the nature that surround us. 

Stroud Valleys Project Eco Shop

The aim of Stroud Valleys Project (SVP) is to protect and enhance the local environment by working with local communities to embrace sustainable development and biodiversity, making Stroud and its surrounding area a better, healthier place in which to live for both present and future generations.

They supply us with a number of their eco shop products, which they stock in support of their aims.

Woodchester Valley Wines

Woodchester Valley is a family owned boutique vineyard and winery in the South Cotswolds. They have three vineyard sites in the Stroud Valleys and produce a range of still white, rosé and sparkling wines, many award winners. Vineyards are located in Amberley, Woodchester and Doverow Hill (Stonehouse), with a total of 45 acres under vine, growing ten different grape varieties, used to create wines on their Woodchester Farm winery.

Eleon – Olive Oil

Eleon Fine Foods is a small family business passionate about high quality foods who import, brand, and distribute olive oil and other high quality foods all sourced from the family and other small artisan producers in the local area.

The Welsh Cake Lady

The Welsh Cake Lady supplies us with a delicious range of her handmade treats, including a her various welsh cakes that are always popular at the Stroud Markets.

Golden Sheep Coffee

A small, independent Artisan coffee roaster, located in the heart of the Five Stroud Valleys, Golden Sheep Coffee takes its name from the local ‘Cotswold Lion’ sheep, famous for their golden fleece – a tribute to their importance in the history of Stroud.  

They supply us with a range of both single origin and their own speciality blend coffees, all ethically sourced from coffee farmers around the world, either ready-ground for your preferred brew method or in whole beans to grind yourself.

Each batch is hand roasted and monitored from start to finish, and despatched shortly afterwards to ensure lovingly roasted, fresh coffee.

Melissamo’s Bakery

Melissamo’s Bakery specialise in making delicious gluten & nut free sweet and savory snacks, bakes, cookies, and cakes. With vegan, dairy free, and vegetarian options available we have a whole range of their delicious treats to choose from.

Fern Villa (When in Season)

Unsprayed apples picked in season from the gardens of one of our customers to avoid her surplus fruit going to waste.

Marrows LTD – Veg Boxes

Local family run grocers Marrows supply us with vibrant boxes of pre-selected seasonal veg.

Essential Trading

Essential Trading is a UK based workers co-operative that specialises in supplying organic, GMO free, sustainably sourced/produced, Fair-Trade, vegetarian, ethical, and vegan wholefoods.

MJ Dickenson – Honey

 

Locally produced natural honey.

Woodruffs Cafe

 

Healthy frozen meals from Stroud based cafe, known for its deliciously tasting vegetarian and vegan dishes. Packed full of seasonal, local, & organic ingredients.  

 

 

To see what products are available from our producers, go to our shop front between 8am Saturday and 8am Wednesday when we are open for orders.