Where do I find fresh local greengrocery?

Many will have been disappointed by the recent closure of Gladwyn’s greengrocery shop in New Street Ledbury at the end of February as a result of the retirement from the business of the proprietors. Gladwyn’s were good at sourcing as much local produce as possible, and offered paper (not plastic) bags, bird food and amazing free range eggs. One of our members wrote to us about the eggs:

… some of which were so large they didn’t fit in normal egg boxes. I hope you can find out who actually supplied them with these lovely eggs, so I can continue to buy them.

We don’t know who supplied them, but if you know please tell us via ask@ledburyfoodgroup.org or reply to an email from us.

Greengrocery shops are becoming as rare as hen’s teeth, but we still have one in Ledbury – Mark Jenkins’ shop in the Homend. Mark stocks much local produce in season, as well as eggs, local fruit juices and, of course, bird food.

Caroline Handley at Handley Organics in the High Street offers a range of seasonal organic greengrocery, much produced on her own land near Bromyard.

John Davenport at Little Marcle Farm Shop, just outside Ledbury, has his home grown organic greengrocery on offer, and also provides weekly vegetable boxes (in several sizes) with local delivery. You will also find him at the monthly markets at Kempley and Bosbury.

Don’t forget too what is on offer at Ledbury’s markets. You can find local produce – some very local – at Ledbury Market on Tuesday and Saturday, and especially at Ledbury Country Market in the Burgage Hall, Church Lane on a Friday morning.

And if you want to do it yourself – then consider an allotment with Ledbury Allotment Association – they have full and half size plots available to rent.

Little Marcle Farm Shop veg and eggs. Photo courtesy of John Davenport
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