Food Producers

The best locally-produced food and drink the West Country has to offer

During the last eleven years, Padstow Christmas Festival has earned a reputation for showcasing a tempting selection of food ranging from artisan breads and cakes, chocolates, meats, cheeses, and preserves and pickles, not to mention award-winning craft beers, ciders, and locally-produced gins, rum, brandy, and vodka.

The Wonky Kitchen

The Wonky Kitchen

The Wonky Kitchen uses the finest ingredients to create a selection of high quality handmade creamy fudge. It’s available in a variety of delicious flavours, ranging from the classic clotted cream, chocolate, and rum and raisin, to more contemporary flavours like strawberry and balsamic, lavender and nectar, and blackcurrant and rosemary. 

Wessex Pantry

A family-run business based in the heart of rural Devon, Wessex Pantry produces a range of handmade award-winning pies.

Using the finest local ingredients, Wessex Pantry handcrafts its pies using traditional methods, priding itself on its mouthwatering recipes and the ability to offer a personal service to its valued customers.

Cornish Duck Company

Cornish Duck Company

Breeders of the highest quality, free range fresh duck, delivered from their mid-Cornwall farm direct to your door. Traditionally reared and GM-free, they also sell at farmers’ markets and to high end restaurants across the South West.

Figgy’s Puddings

Figgy’s is a tiny company from Devon which has been making its award-winning traditional Christmas puddings to the same family recipe for the last ten years.

Steeped in Somerset Cider Brandy and Hanlons Port Stout, the puddings are made by hand in small batches, and make an ideal Christmas treat or present. Each pudding is beautifully presented in a ceramic bowl with a traditional pudding cloth wrap.

Cornish Meadow Preserves

Cornish Meadow Preserves

Cornish Meadow Preserves produces handmade, award-winning preserves, jams, jellies, mustards and marmalades at their base in Coverack, east of the Lizard peninsula.

They made their first batch to sell at a local craft market in 1987 and are still producing preserves in the same way today: small open pans, 26 jars produced per batch, all handmade and all jars hand filled. They even print our own labels and stick them on by hand!

Da Bara Bakery

Da Bara Bakery

Da Bara Bakery hand-produces a wide range of artisan breads, continental pastries and award-winning Seville marmalade at its base on the outskirts of Truro.

Deli Farm Charcuterie

Deli Farm Charcuterie is one of the country’s leading producers of British air dried charcuterie whose customers include some of the top chefs and restaurants in the UK.

Deli Farm uses prime cuts of meat, sourced from selected producers, and mixed with freshly-ground herbs and spices before being handcrafted into natural casings. They’re then hung up and left to slowly dry. Air-dried products have a long shelf life and, like a good wine, improve with time.

Cornish Sea Salt

Cornish Sea Salt is harvested fresh from the sea, just eight metres from the salt house at Porthkerris on the Lizard Peninsula.

The combination of the purest waters and The Lizard’s rare geology give the salt a complexity and intensity of flavour, as well as a mineral richness which can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Cornish Sea Salt is now stocked by supermarkets and independent stores alike and appears on the tables of some top restaurants and hotels.

The Seafood Restaurant

The Seafood Restaurant

The team from The Seafood Restaurant will be serving up delicious seafood classics at their stand in the Christmas Market. The dishes on offer will be classic fish and shellfish soup with rouille, Parmesan and a crouton, and goujons of lemon sole with salsa verde mayonnaise. You can also pick up a signed copy of Rick’s new book, Secret France.



Flapjackery takes the humble oat and raises it to a luxury level by adding high quality local ingredients, posh chocolate and a dash of madness (no margarine or oils) to create a range of interesting flavours in lovely large pieces. British oats, locally sourced West Country butter and fairtrade brown sugar are some of the reasons its sweet and savoury flapjacks taste so good.

Cornish Cheese Co

Cornish Cheese Co.

Cornish Blue has been produced on the Stansfields’ farm on Bodmin Moor since 2001. At that time milk prices had collapsed and many dairy farmers were struggling to survive. In the search for a new revenue stream, Phillip and Carol Stansfield identified a gap in the market for Cornish blue cheese.

Phillip enrolled on a cheesemaking course at Cheshire College of Agriculture, turned a former bottling plant at the end of the milking parlour into a cheese production facility and Cornish Blue was on its way.

The full-flavoured sweet creamy cheese of distinctive character has been internationally recognised by a number of awards including World Cheese Awards’ champion cheese in 2010 and best blue and English cheese in 2007.

Big Pan Parties

Big Pan Parties

The team at Big Pan Parties tantalises tastebuds with gourmet street food, cooked in giant pans, specialising in a range of paellas.  All of its dishes are freshly cooked and the ingredients locally sourced, except its paella rice and spices which are imported from Spain.

Big Pan also offers an extensive range of other dishes including Indian, Malaysian, and Thai curries, chilli, and tartiflette topped with Cornish brie. It’s a party in a pan!

Cornish Gouda

The Cornish Gouda Company produces handcrafted artisan cheeses on a small family dairy farm at Lanreath in Cornwall. Using traditional techniques learnt in Holland, the family produces cheese solely from milk from its pedigree herd. 

Cracking Nuts

Cracking Nuts uses only the finest nuts and all-natural ingredients which are hand-roasted in small batches at its base in Ilfracombe to produce a deliciously moreish range of sweet, salty and spicy treats.

They make a great gift or stocking filler for any nut lovers, but are best enjoyed straight from the hotplates.

W. Stevenson & Sons Ltd

W Stevenson & Sons Ltd has been fishing out of Newlyn Harbour for more than 100 years, and boasts the largest privately-owned fishing fleet in Britain. Having its own fleet allows the company to control the entire process, from catching the fish, washing, icing and storage through to the final sale, ensuring you get the highest quality fish on your plate every time.

Kernow Chocolate

Kernow Chocolate is Cornwall’s largest artisan chocolate maker. Since since setting up shop in 2005, the company has developed more than 20 flavours, ranging from the chocolatey classics to the weird and wonderful.

Its chocolate factory, on the former RAF site at St Eval near Wadebridge, also boasts a shop, cafe and viewing area where visitors can watch all the chocolatiers hard at work. 

Louise’s Larder

Louise creates uniquely-flavoured multi award-winning jams and cream teas at her base in Crediton.

Handcrafted using traditional open pan methods and the highest quality seasonal ingredients available, her rhubarb, rose and cardamom jam and gingered fig and rhubarb chutney have both scooped top food industry awards.

Davies Catering Cornwall

Elseafood is a catering stall provided by Davies Catering Cornwall for shows and events across the South West. Elseafood provides a unique concept for street food: chef Martin Davies produces sustainable, fresh, restaurant standard seafood. Come and chat to him about other services he can offer including a range of cuisines for dinner parties and weddings.

Cornish Ketchup Company

Set up in 2013, The Cornish Ketchup Company produces high quality ketchup using 100% natural ingredients.

The sauces are all made in Cornwall, and many of the tomatoes used in the ketchup are grown by local community interest company People and Gardens.

Ketchup flavours include: original, smokey, chilli, red pepper, hot, chipotle, and Heligan harissa, as well as brown sauce and a delicious tomato chilli jam.


Tregida is a multi award-winning business, based in the countryside on the outskirts of Launceston, offering smoked fish, meat and cheese from its smokehouse, as well as locally-caught fresh fish and seafood.

It’s run by husband and wife team, Jon and Coralie Short, who set up their smokery on Coralie’s parents’ land after leaving university. They built their first smoker by hand, and started producing traditionally smoked products, including salmon and mackerel, in 2000.

The couple has since invested in a Ness smoker, with a much larger capacity, and recently installed a wind turbine which generates nearly all the power needed to run the giant smokers and other electrical equipment.

They’ve now expanded into the fresh fish market: Jon buys fish from the markets at Looe and Plymouth each morning, which his team of filleters and packers prepare to customers’ specifications, ready for despatch the same evening.

The Cornwall Hamper Company

The Cornwall Hamper Company offers a wide choice of ready-made Cornish Hampers, each of which has a specially-chosen selection from our sumptuous range of wonderful Cornish food & drink products.

You can also make up your own bespoke hamper from its extensive range of artisan products, including delicious Deli and Dairy, lovely Cornish Cheeses, gorgeous Cornish Clotted Cream Teas and our range of excellent Cornish Wines, Ales & Ciders. All products are available to purchase individually too.

They’ll pack your choice in one of its famous wicker hampers or in a gift box, gift tray, insulated or plain box. You’ll be able to choose your preference as you check out and your wonderful hamper from Cornwall will be delivered direct to your door in no time at all.

Freda’s Peanut Butter

A love of peanut butter led husband and wife team, Lisa and Andrew Newsham, to search for the perfect blend. On the trip of a lifetime to New Zealand in a camper van called Freda, the couple were inspired to develop their own unbelievably tasty brand. Uniquely flavoured, deeply roasted with natural ingredients and the perfect crunch, this is peanut butter – only better.

Kernow Sausage Co

Founded by “The King of the Cornish Sausage, Gavin Roberts, The Kernow Sausage Company has been making succulent sausages since 2007.

Gavin was taught as a child to make sausages by his grandmother. As an adult, he became disillusioned with the lack of care in commercial meat production, and decided to start his own company. He and his team use the finest cuts of pork to handcraft their award-winning sausages.

Mrs Gills Country Cakes

Established in 1988, Mrs Gills Country Cakes is a small bakery based in the heart of Devon, using the finest local ingredients to produce award-winning cakes.

The bakery is renowned for making some of the finest cakes in the country, and caters for both wholesale and retail.

The Cornish Pudding Co

The Cornish Pudding Co make multi award-winning homemade puddings, made in small batches in a home kitchen using locally sourced ingredients. Catering for weddings, parties and events is also available.


Nurturing the family’s land for 14 generations, Quicke’s craft outstanding cheese from an idyllic corner of Devon. Understanding that great cheesemaking is an art, which begins out in the fields, Quicke’s farmers carefully manage their ancient pastures, feeding specially-bred cows on lush grass year-round so that they give the very best milk, a true expression of the landscape from which it came. The milk is collected each morning using time-honoured methods and each truckle is handmade, cloth-bound and slow-matured in the cool quiet of the farm’s maturing rooms.

Offering a selection of critically acclaimed Clothbound Cheddars, from a 3-month matured Buttery Cheddar to a 2-year matured Vintage Cheddar, Quicke’s combines a respect for the land with a passionate pursuit for innovation. The Quicke’s range also includes Oak Smoked Clothbound Cheddar, Elderflower Clothbound Cheese, Devonshire Red Clothbound Cheese, Double Devonshire Clothbound Cheese, and Goat’s Milk Clothbound Cheese, as well as whey butters made from this by-product of the cheesemaking process.

Fee’s Food

Established in 1990, Fee’s Food is a family run catering company based in Rock. They will cater for large weddings and parties, corporate events and small private dinners. Fee and her team can take care of every aspect of your party from the food to organising and booking all of the extras. They also produce a range of home cooked frozen meals which are available for local delivery and are perfect for holidays when time spent on the beach is more precious than time spent in the kitchen.

At the festival they will be showcasing the best of their seasonal produce from their own deli across the estuary in Rock.

The Melting Pot

Latin American street food business, The Melting Pot, is based in Newquay, and can be found at festivals and events across the south west. They are also available to hire for weddings and functions.

Davidstow Cheddar

Davidstow Cheddar is made with exacting care at our multi-award winning creamery in the village of Davidstow on the north Cornish coast. Inspired by our natural surroundings and made with 100% Cornish milk, our recipe has been meticulously crafted for over 60 years to ensure every bite is never less than exquisite.

Designed to deliver a slightly crunchy texture; this is due to the formation of naturally occurring calcium lactate crystals which are found in high quality aged cheddars. These appear as tiny white spots during maturation which enhance both the character and the mouthfeel of the cheese.