food & farming

It would be better to avoid the supermarkets if you can; they exacerbate climate change by transporting food from around the world and creating tonnes of unnecessary packaging.  Adapt your diet to suit the seasons – strawberries don’t grow in British winters, and taste better in summer anyway!

Eat the Seasons - A useful website with information and recipes for buying and eating food in season.


Acton Scott Farm Museum

A farm museum which also runs courses in traditional country crafts and trades


Town centre Delicatessen with lots of locally produced  and other unusual foods and beers. 

High Street
also in Market hall
01743 240180


Tea and Coffee merchant., sells both in loose form and will refill into own container and/or original bag with a 10pdiscount 

8A St. Marys Place
01743 367598

Babbinswood Farm

Sells organic raw milk,cream and yogurt. Small farm shop with pork,lamb,eggs

5 miles north of Oswestry

Bakehouse 2

Artisan bakery in Barker St..

01743 290529 / 07960245019

Battlefield 1403 Ltd.

Café and farmshop with some organic (and lots of) local food.


01939 210 905

Berrys Coffee House

Lots of homemade food; uses local producers & suppliers  (some organic and fairtrade)

Church Stretton

Biologic Design

Purify wastewater, create ecosystems and wildlife habitats, and plant biomass.

01886 884721

Birds Nest cafe

 fair trade, local and organic (if poss) cakes, coffee, soups.  Wi-fi.

Shrewsbury Market hall


Handmade organic chocolates. normally on sale at the monthly food Market. (1st Friday, The Square)


07962 815508

Bread and Loaf

Artisan Bakery in the heart of Shrewsbury.

Open Thurs. Fri. Sat. from 10-00 a.m

7 Castle Gates

Broomhill Farm

Free-range geese, no routine use of antibiotics, 


Castle Kitchen

A cafe, delicatessen and restaurant, where possible sells organic & locally grown and produced food.

01686 668795

Churncote Farm Shop

 Home produced lamb and pork, local beef. Fresh fruit and free-range eggs, cakes, pickles, preserves.

Welshpool Rd, Bicton Heath
01743 850273

Clun Valley Organics

Produce locally reared organic meat and some veg.

Also offers Educational tours and activities in The Bales classroom

Cob Oven Co.

design and build  wood-fired cob ovens and run workshops (at schools too)

Entertaining Elephants

Wholefoods and local breads. Fair trade rugs and goods

Church Stretton
01694 723922

Environment Agency

Floodline: 03459 881188
Environmental incident hotline: 0800 807060

03708 506506

fairtrade town Shrewsbury

Group who encourage fair trade in Shrewsbury. (Buy items from stall in Market Hall). Any retail or catering outlet selling 4 or more products may notify the group to maintain the 'Fairtrade' logo.

Contacts: Meriel Chippindale

01743 365591

Five Acres Wholesome Food

Grows and sells WFA apples, plums, damsons & other soft fruit in season.


Fordhall Farm

A small but beautiful organic farm in Shropshire owned by 8000 people! England's first community-owned farm.

 Arthur's Farm Kitchen serves  Full English or a hot lunch; all ingredients are sourced organically or locally. 
......... even their food waste is composted on site.


Market Drayton
01630 638696 office / 01630 317531 shop

Ginger & Co. Coffee

Mainly locally sourced ingredients for cakes and sarnies. Fairtrade / Rain Forest Alliance Coffee.

Offer spent coffee..... free for your compost. 

30-31 Princess St.
07795142603 Facebook/gingerandcocoffee

Good Life Coffee Shop & Restaurant

Healthy, nutritious environmentally friendly food. Take-away & party food available too.

Find : Goodlife Facebook

Barracks Passage (off Wyle Cop)
01743 350455

Great Ness Oil

Locally grown, rapeseed oil to buy online or locally, different flavours. Lots of stockists, or from Moor Farm Shop, which has a tea shop and sells meat and vegs.

Moor Farm Shop,
01939 262632


Town centre: Sells natural remedies, herbal products, healthier cosmetics & Ecover products.....offers professional advice.  Try the Natural Doedorant, made in Wales and comes in a cardboard tube.

01743 352533

Hi Peak Organic Food

and Organic eggs.

4 Bowbrook Grange
01743 231211

Home Farm Attingham

Working Organic Farm, sells Jersey Organic Ice Cream. (attached to Attingham Park)

01743 709243

Home Farm,Condover

Free range turkeys, no routine use of antibiotics.

01743 872864

Hopesay Glebe Farm

organic fruit and veg, eggs and honey in Shrewsbury Market Hall.    At the Farm there is a  tea room (prior contact is advisable) next to The Shropshire Way long distance path!.


Craven Arms
01588 660 737

Incredible Edible Todmorden

This positive and imaginative community effort into growing fruit flowers and veg, all over the town, started in 2008, and aims to increase the amount of local food grown and eaten. Local businesses, schools, farmers and the whole community are all involved, school children are even growing greens in the graveyard near their school. So. learning, growing eating and sharing all going on in an ad hoc way - this has inspired communities all over the world.




Indoor Market

Support this market.  it has many stalls that sell some local produce, some organic (opens Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat).

01743 281120

Lyth Hill Stores

Sell fairtrade, local and organic fruit + veg. Refill Ecover products.

Bayston Hill
01743 874123

Martin Peck

Lamb available from farming in reasonable harmony with nature for 30 years. Certified organic with the Soil Association.

01691 870322

Natural Shropshire (& Shropshire Biodiversity Partnership)

for nearby wildlife, biodiversity issues, websites and local field meetings with experts. Runs a free tree scheme for residents in Shropshire every winter

01743 252562

No Bones Jones

Vegetarian catering

01686 668555

Organic Farmers & Growers CIC

Carries out the inspection and licensing of organic farming and food producers across the UK.

01939 291800

Organic Smokehouse

Organic butter, salmon and cheese artfully smoked.


01588 660 206

Pesticide Action Network UK

They are an action group concerned with replacing the use of toxic pesticides.

They have section for all pollinators including bees

Pimhill Organic Farm

Long-standing organic farm; specialise in organic flour and oats. (sold at Christopher’s and Snapdragon )


Plant based food.      Falafels, hummus, salads, loose leaf tea, artisan coffee

4 Milk Street
01743 384701


greengrocer and grocery, some organic, some local. Refills Ecover cleaning products. Some kitchenware and assorted goodies.  Now have a veg and fruit box delivery scheme.

1-2 Castle Gates
01743 366660

R F & M D Vaughan

Naturally grown potatoes (without chemicals) and free range eggs.

Benthall Farm
01743 850343

Roses's Emporium

Grocery store at Frankwell

Frankwell Island


Japanese authentic ingredients; some wholefoods.

25, The Parade
01743 343517

Sherwood Wholefoods

Health food supplies; herbal & homeopathic remedies.

Market Drayton
01630 655155

Shrewsbury Coffeehouse

Lively coffeehouse. Music, group meetings, allsorts! wi-fi.
Long opening hours . Coffee, soup, sandwiches, pastries & light evening nibbles.
Has an alcohol licence.

01743 242610

Shrewsbury Fairtrade Stall in Indoor Market Hall

Sells ethical produce from developing countries, run by volunteers. Tue,wed,Fri & Sat 9-30 to 4-00

supporting Fairtrade throughout the county of Shropshire.  Email 


Stall 14 Indoor Market Hall
01743 365591

Shrewsbury Food Hub

Gets surplus food to local groups and charities......saving our planet's resources.


Shropshire Beekeepers Association

also give group talks.   for safe swarm removal.

01743 884524

Shropshire Brewers

Buy local Beers from: Corvedale (Corfton) Dolphin (Shrewsbury)Hobsons (Cleobury Mortimer) Ironbridge,  Lion’s Tail (Cheswardine) Ludlow, 

Offas’s Dyke (Trefonen) Rowton,  Salopian (Shrewsbury) Shires (Madley) Six Bells (Bishop’s Castle) Stonehouse (Weston) Three Tuns (Bishop’s Castle)
Wem (Wem) Wood (Wistanstow)
As well as available on the pumps in pubs many of these breweries produce bottle beer sold in Appleyards (High St)  and some off-licences.

Shropshire Food Centre

state of the art, purpose built, food and drink production units, has the TASTE kitchen which is open from 8am to 4pm serving high quality, locally produced food. The TASTE kitchen also hosts a programme of events for foodies, from demonstrations to dinners, all with an emphasis on local food and drink.

Battlefield Enterprise Park

Shropshire Smokery

Artisan smoked salmon & Produce, totally traditional.



0843 289 5630

Smiling Tree Farm

Produce Raw Milk and Beef from 100% grass-fed animals.

Chapel Lawn
Bucknell, Shropshire

Snapdragon Wholefoods

Sells lots of ethically produced  foods in small or large quantities.

Good choice of dry herbs and spices .Can buy very small amounts of spices, herbs and loose herbal teas  etc

Also organic flours, natural toothpaste and soaps wrapped in paper, and deodorants in cardboard, not plastic. 

Unit 24,
Shrewsbury Market.

Soil Association

Promotes organic principles. Runs certification scheme for growers and suppliers.

Stop coffee shop

At end of Grayfriars Bridge and also a Stop within the Museum; Coffee, soups, snacks, free wifi. ( and now within University Centre, at Frankwell).


Alliance for better food and farming.

Thank Goodness

Makers of a range of vegetarian and vegan foods, with fully recyclable packaging . Available from 'Snapdragon wholefoods' in the market hall and Battlefied farm shop. Based in Newport, Shropshire,( but now producing at the Quay Co-op in Cork).

Newport, Shropshire

The Allotment

Greengrocer, local Bread, wholefoods and other goodies next to Grey Friars Bridge, coleham...Now offers refills for certain Bio-D products.

1, Grey Friars Bridge
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The British Quinoa Company

The British Quinoa Company, won the Arable Innovator of the Year Award at the British Farming Awards in 2014......... sells at Snapdragon Wholefoods in Shrewsbury Market. 

Only place in UK growing and selling organic quinoa.  Website has recipes, video and details.

07870 742364

The Greenhouse Cafe

A family run vegetarian/vegan café offering homemade seasonal dishes.

1 Milk Street

The Pantry at Manor Farm

An on-line shop for local,organic food.

Also Wackley Brook an organic small holding near Wem

The Real Milk co

Raw milk, and other dairy products, direct from the farmer....Free range cows.....Longnor nr. Shrewsbury

Frodesley Lane
01743 627788

The Sustainable Food Trust

A global voice for sustainable food systems.

The Vegan Society


The Vegetarian Society


Three Fishes Inn

 Pub...Sometimes has organic beer.

Fish Street
01743 344793

Wenlock Edge Farm Shop

Products from Wenkock Edge Farm (Meats) plus ,fresh meat, eggs, milk, cheese ,bread, veg........

Plus locally produced (Longville) Shropshire County Oils and other local goodies.

Smithfield Road
01743 344464

Whitchurch Blackberry Fair

Organises the yearly fair. A celebration of real markets, people and traditions - farmers market, artisans bazaar ...

Wholesome Food Association

Self-certified chemical free food organisation


Woodfield Stores

Sells local produce and goods as well as some Suma whole foods.

Has a small fresh coffee bar with tables outside and inside.

52, Woodfield Rd

Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms

A membership charity, teaching people about organic growing and low-impact lifestyles through hands-on experience in the UK.

Wroxeter Roman Vineyard

Historic vineyard produces organic wine.

01743 761888