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Local Food Directory
All businesses in our directory are located locally (mostly within County Durham), locally owned, and are committed to distributing and sourcing locally produced food. Read more about the criteria here.
Below are a few of the latest businesses who have joined the directory. Use the A-Z listing to see more. Alternatively browse by business or produce type or take a look for your nearest local food businesses on the map.
(Click on the business's name to go to a page showing more information about that business.)
A quirky little tea room set at the top of LionMouth Rural Centre's terraces. The menu consists of homemade fayre, made fresh every day. Soups, sandwiches, quiche, panini and cream teas are usually on the menu. Much of the fruit, vegetables and salads are grown on-site or sourced locally. Some of the homegrown produce is made into jams, chutneys and cordials.
Our farm shop is open on the first Friday/Saturday of each month from 10:00-4:00 selling free range Aberdeen Angus beef and pork produced on our family farm in Bearpark, one mile west of Durham city. Free range eggs are available every day.
Based in the unlikely setting of an old Prisoner of War Camp hut, Weardale Cheese makes white and blue artisan cheeses. Their range of hard and semi-soft cheese includes Weardale, Prince Bishop, St. Cuthbert and Bonny Moor Hen. The milk used to make the cheese comes from two local dairy farms, in Crook and Hunwick.
Clervaux Trust is a charity helping to build a sustainable future for young people with special educational needs. Based on a farm near Darlington, its craft and land-based programme offers activities which are practical, therapeutic, social and educational.
I grow soft fruit in Startforth or at a site in Boldron about 2 miles away.
The fruit can be bought through The Orchard, Horsemarket, Barnard Castle.