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.

https://www.facebook.com/thewonkykitchen/ 

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.

https://www.wessexpantry.co.uk/

Tamblyn’s Finest Meats

Tamblyn’s Finest Meats produces award-winning gourmet sausages, bacon, and burgers on the family farm at Blunts on the edge of Saltash, and supplies farm shops, bistros and restaurants throughout Devon and Cornwall, as well as online.

The family is proud of its Cornish heritage and supports a number of local suppliers: its Cornish Blue sausages use cheese produced at Upton Cross, and the cider and apple juice varieties are made using Cornish Orchards at Duloe.

Tamblyn’s values extend throughout the farm where wildlife strips are being encouraged, wildflower meadows are left to blossom, two lakes have been created, and there’s an evolving programme of tree planting and hedge maintenance.

https://www.tamblyns.co.uk/

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.

http://www.figgys.co.uk

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!

 

http://www.cornishmeadow.co.uk/home/Welcome.html

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.

 

 

 

http://www.dabara.co.uk

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.

https://www.delifarmcharcuterie.co.uk/

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.

 

http://www.cornishseasalt.co.uk

The Seafood Restaurant

The Seafood Restaurant

The team from The Seafood Restaurant will be serving up a delicious selection of Mexican food at their stand in the Christmas Market, using recipes from Rick Stein’s new book, The Road to Mexico. Dishes will include tacos, filled with prawns, slow-cooked carnitas pork, sautéed courgette and charred halloumi, as well as oysters with hogwash dressing, and more.

https://www.rickstein.com

The Cornish Crepe Co.

The Cornish Crepe Co. will serve you sweet and savoury crepes, all made fresh whilst you wait, as well as a selection of teas and the finest Lavazza Gold coffee. And if that isn’t enough, why not try one of our delicious Callestick Farm ice creams.

http://www.padstowlive.com/eating-out/the-cornish-crepe-company-p1234183

Padstow Farm Shop

Padstow Farm Shop is passionate about great food and drink, and sources everything as locally as possible. It stocks an extensive range of produce including farm-reared beef, lamb and pork, vegetables, Cornish water, tea, cider, beer, gins, and wine, as well as its famous Cornish pasta, made from durum wheat grown on the farm.

 

 

http://padstowfarmshop.co.uk

Rodda's

Rodda’s

Using only milk sourced from farms based within 30 miles of its creamery at Scorrier, near Redruth, Rodda’s has been making Cornish clotted cream in the heart of the county since 1890.

Almost 130 years on, the award-winning cream is still made in the same way: gently baking rich, local cream until it’s thick and unctuous, and topped by a golden crust. The range also includes butter, custard, milk and crème fraîche.

http://www.roddas.co.uk

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.

http://www.cornishcheese.co.uk

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!

 

http://www.bigpanparties.co.uk

Choccy Churros

Choccy Churros a small street food stall, based in Cornwall, selling freshly-made churros at events and festivals. Passionate about creating and serving exciting, high-quality desserts, the churros are made to order and served warm, with a variety of delicious fillings and toppings.

www.choccychurros.com

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.

 

http://www.cornishgouda.co.uk/ 

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.

crackingnuts.com

El Loco Burrito

El Loco Burrito serves authentic Mexican street food, packed with fresh ingredients and cooked with genuine passion. Dishes including burritos, tostadas, tacos and tortas are crafted using traditional ingredients such as tomatillos, corn tortillas and Mexican chillies – resulting in colourful plates of food bursting with flavour.

Chough Bakery

Chough Bakery is a small, family-run craft bakery, based at the Quayside in Padstow. Its multi award-winning pasties, made from locally-sourced ingredients, are famous for the extra dollop of “Cornishness” they get from the addition of clotted cream. From artisan breads to homemade cakes, Chough prides itself on sourcing only the highest quality ingredients for its food.

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http://www.cornishpasty.com/

Just Pigs

At Just Pigs, the ethos is simple: take a great product – Cornish pork – and help it to become even better. Just Pigs’ current signature dish is Cornish pulled pork, which is smoked in their secret rub and then slowly cooked in Cornish cider for more than 12 hours. It’s then finished with a sweet BBQ sauce, creating a mouth explosion of flavour. 

http://www.justpigscornwall.co.uk/

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.

 

www.kernowchocolate.co.uk/ 

Cornish Olive Stall

The Cornish Olive Stall sources the very best olives from around the world and combines them with homemade marinades prepared at its base in St Austell in mid-Cornwall.

Unlike the mass-produced olives you find in supermarkets, this award-winning range is free of preservatives and lightly dressed in oil or marinades. Its range includes other Mediterranean delicacies including baklava, Turkish delight, and olive oil.

http://www.thecornisholivestall.com/

Cootealicious

Run by husband and wife team, Steve and Ady Coote,  Cootealicious produces homemade fudge, ‘frownies’ and sweets, in a range of delicious flavours.

https://www.cootealicious.com/

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.

https://louiseslarder.co.uk/

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.

https://www.daviescateringcornwall.com/

Copperpot Originals

Based in the Cornish town of St Ives, Copperpot Originals is an international family confectionery business which has been serving up sweet treats since 1978 when Ken and Doreen Brian opened their first fudge shop.

There were 32 flavours on offer in Copperpot’s original shop, and the fudge was chopped and bagged as customers waited. As its reputation grew, so did demand, and the family moved to a bigger premises.

Copper has a long history as the best metal for cooking, especially for fudge, largely because of its conductive properties. Copperpot Originals’ range of fudge is now produced in a bespoke kitchen where it’s batch-cooked and cooled on racks, before being hand-broken.

It’s the expert timings, precise temperatures and superb ingredients which make Copperpot’s fudge so much more than a seaside souvenir.

https://copperpotoriginals.co.uk/

Tregida

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.

https://www.tregida.com/

The Cornwall Hamper Company

The Cornwall Hamper Company offers an online choice of gift baskets, picnic baskets, and hampers containing the finest dairy and dry goods, including brands such as Rodda’s, Trewithen Dairy, Furniss Biscuits, Boddington’s Berries, and Cornish Sea Salt.

Primarily a supplier of Cornish produce across the UK, the demand for a select range of other quality and delicatessen varieties prompted the company to add an extensive range of Merchant Gourmet products along with other branded favourites.

https://www.thecornwallhampercompany.co.uk/

Norton Barton Artisan Food Village

Norton Barton Artisan Food Village, based just outside Bude on the north coast of Cornwall, is home to some of the country’s top food producers, including Cornish Charcuterie, Popti Cornish Bakehouse, and The Cornish Distilling Company.

Owned by Richard and Fionagh Harding, Norton Barton Farm was granted Food Enterprise Zone status in 2015, making in one of only two FEZ’s in Cornwall, and the only artisan food village in the UK.

https://theartisanfoodvillage.com/

Fat Breads

Fat Breads is a Middle Eastern-inspired pop-up street food trader, based at Gorran Haven on the south coast of Cornwall.

Its dishes include chicken shawarma, Persian lamb kofta, Lebanese spiced aubergine, and falafel, all served in a 10-inch flatbread with salad and a choice of dressing.

https://www.facebook.com/fatbreads/

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.

Sisley’s & Crellow

Award-winning Sisley’s & Crellow produces a variety of handmade preserves, condiments, mustards and sauces, all using quality ingredients. Its recipes are closely-guarded secrets, passed onto the current owners by the founders of both companies.

With a love of cooking and a passion for the best seasonal ingredients, Sisley’s & Crellow don’t use any artificial colours or preservatives. The only ingredients in its jars are fruit and vegetables, expertly cooked with sugar, vinegar and spices.

The company supplies around 80 shops, delis, hotels, wholesalers, and restaurants, as well as a number of National Trust shops in Cornwall.

http://www.sisleys-crellow.co.uk/

Bavarian Nutman

Pete Mickler caramelises and roasts different types of nuts in cinnamon and vanilla.  He started the business more than 20 years ago, and was the first person to travel the country selling this sweet, moorish treat.

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.

http://www.kernowsausages.com/

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.

http://countrycakes.co.uk/