A Fresh Approach
All our fruit, vegetables and herbs are supplied by V Howland in Boughton and T J Wholesale in Canterbury. Howlands is a family business who transport produce from Kent farms to the London wholesale markets on a nightly basis, bringing back fresh produce for their own Kent customers.
All our potatoes are supplied by Provenance Potatoes, who source spuds from farmers in the Canterbury, Thanet and Romney Marsh areas of the county. Provenance grow and sell a variety of types of potatoes that suit different uses – Maris Peer Baby potatoes for salads, Desiree for wedges and mash and King Edwards, great for fluffy roasties.
We are proud to be able to offer some of the award winning wines from Charles and Ruth’s Simpson’s estate in Languedoc. The special relationship with Barham Village Store arises from the fact that Charles and Ruth Simpson have made Barham one of the premier wine destinations in the south east, having already planted some 110,000 vines on two beautiful sites in the village. The autumn of 2018 has seen them introduce Canterbury Rosé 2016, the estate’s first sparkling wine which follows their highly sought after Roman Road 2017 Chardonnay. Charles and Ruth are keen to forge a relationship with our village shop and we now stock their excellent wines from Domaine Sainte Rose.
We also carry specially selected wines from two of Kent’s premier wine merchants, Manor Wines of Adisham and Drink Warehouse from Ramsgate.
Making life easier
The Chai Stop award-winning curries, handmade in Kent, are truly authentic individually-prepared curries, each with its own distinctive blend of spices, cooked using the finest locally-sourced produce. Frozen ready meals with a difference! Since 1999, Tina and Isobel have been perfecting their curries, inspired by Tina’s travels in India and a treasured hand-written book of recipes from Isobel’s grandmother, a cook for a boarding school in the foothills of the Himalayas. Together with a small team in their purpose built kitchen in Thanet, they now produce a range of more than 40 distinctive and delicious curries. We now also stock poppadoms. naan bread and even Cobra beer.
With a reputation for quality and great value Oakhouse Foods has become one of the country’s favourite ready meal provider. From their headquarters in Wiltshire, they’ve been delivering delicious food for the last 20 years. So you can enjoy great tasting meals at home without all the hard work. Find a great selection of meals in small and larger sizes in our freezer section
Our Daily Bread
Wilmshurst Bakery in Wingham supply wholemeal, white and granary loaves, large and small, cut and uncut, as well as filled rolls, buns and crumpets.
Wild Bread is a artisanal sourdough bake house based in Faversham. They specialise in a range of hand-crafted ‘real sourdough’ breads using organic flours and natural ingredients. They supply white, whole wheat, spelt, multigrain and rye loaves.
Chantilly’s (formally Baps ‘n Bloomers from Sandwich, and baked by Barham resident Paul Usherwood). They supply white, wholemeal, dark and light rye and lovely savoury onion and sun-dried tomato loaves, along with a selection of Danish pastries and croissants.
For the Sweet Tooth
Honey from local suppliers in Barham and Simply Ice Creams and sorbets from Bonnington, near Ashford, are very special. Turn up the central heating and pretend it’s summer.
Another way to cool down is to drink some Duskin’s single variety apple juice or Heart’s Delight apple and pear juice both from Kingston. And, of course, we sell many other brands including Cawstons, Folkingtons, San Pellegrino, Big Tom and yes – we do sell Coke, gallons of it!
We still stock the wondrous mouth watering fudge from Penrith, but Cumbria is hardly local so we have sourced a softer but equally delicious one from South Barn near Minster.
Plus the best sticky toffee pudding in the world from Cartmel, and ovely chocolate mints from Michael Colman at Summerdown Farm.
Our Dairy Selection
A few miles along the Elham Valley from Barham you will find Ottinge Court Farm, who supply us with the most delicious cream and yoghurts. Made from unpasteurised milk, they retain all the good enzymes and all of the taste of the whole milk. Even more local are our eggs, which come in daily from Mr Dolby, courtesy of his flock of hens in Church Road, Barham. We have daily deliveries of milk and butter from a Kentish wholesaler, and a large selection of cheeses from Curd & Cure, a family run food wholesaler operating out of the heart of Kent.
The Butcher’s Block
We stock a wide range of fresh and cooked meats, poultry, pies and pasties
Fresh meat from Chandler & Dunn
Meat straight from a farm started by Peter Chandler as long ago as 1809. Beef from their pedigree herd of Sussex Cattle, prime lamb from their flock of Romney Sheep grazing on their marshes at Lower Goldstone. Pork, including sausages and bacon are sourced from a producer near Dover, but this along with the beef and lamb is all slaughtered locally in Adisham. Larger joints can be pre-ordered – just call the shop and tell Debbie what you want.
Cooked and cured meats plus pâté from Curd & Cure, Collier’s Green
An excellent range of high quality hams and other cooked and smoked meats including Italian charcuterie.
Meat and sweet pies from Kentish Mayde and pasties, scotch eggs and pork pies from Lizzie’s bakery in East Sussex. All sourced after much research and now proven best sellers.
Straight from the Smokehouse
Established in 1975, Belhaven Smokehouse is one of only a handful of independent fish farm processors in Scotland. Their Dunbar smoked salmon is made by smoking a fillet over oak chips from whisky barrels then preserving it using a traditional rum cure. Hot smoked salmon, a Belhaven speciality is treated in similar fashion except the fish is smoked in a hotter kiln or the heat is turned up at the end of the process. Their salmon has proven to be extremely popular with our customers since we introduced it last month.
We have a wide selection of locally produced goods – many made right on our doorstep! If you’re a local producer, get in touch and join the list below…
The Chai Stop| Wilmshurst Bakery| Wild Bread| Barham Gluten Free Tarts| Chantilly’s| Farmhouse Kitchen| Simply Fruit Cakes| Paula Bakes Cakes | Simply Ice Cream| Duskin’s Hearts Delight| South Barn Preserves| Farmhouse Kitchen| Dolby’s Eggs| Barham Honey| Elham Honey| Ottinge Dairy| Kent Dairy| Kentish Mayde| Provenance Potatoes| Kentish Oils| Kent Crisps| Romney Ales| Brewery of Angels and Demons| Gadd’s| Wantsum Brewery| Artisan Brewery| Curd & Cure| Manor Wines| Simpsons’ Wine Estate| Kentish Pip| Much Loved Poultry| Chandler & Dunn| V Howland Fruit & Veg| T J Wholesale| Red Gate Arts| Pixieland Cards| Noel Tatt | Diane Setek Cards | Cards by Chloe