This is a list of local food producers, suppliers and distributors known to us. (Please note there is no verification or certification process by ourselves). If you are a local food business and would like to be added to this page, do contact us.
Ealing Farmer’s Market:- Sat a.m. 9-1pm http://www.lfm.org.uk/markets/ealing/
Celestial cakes:- cakes & bakery http://celestialcakes123.wordpress.com/
Munson’s :- Café & hang out https://twitter.com/MunsonsCoffee
Angela Malik :- Deli + Cookery classes http://www.angelamalik.co.uk/deli
Weird Beard brewery :- Hanwell www.weirdbeardco.com
Moncada Brewery :- North Kensington www.moncadabrewery.co.uk
Slow Bread Co :- producer www.slowbread.co.uk
Hook & Cleaver Butchers www.hookandcleaver.co.uk
Charlottes Place Restaurant www.charlottes.co.uk
Cultivate London :- grower/producer www.cultivatelondon.org
Mind Food :- vegetable grower/ producer www.mindfood.com
Colvin’s Sweet Pepper Jelly:- Producer. Personal contact + at Munson’s
ETI Bee Project :- Community producer https://ealingtransition.org.uk/community-garden/beeshare/
Cheddar Deli :- retailer www.cheddardeli.co.uk
ETICommunityGarden:- community growing & learning www.ealingtransition.org.uk/community-garden/
As Nature Intended :- retailer http://www.asnatureintended.uk.com/
Farm W5 :- delicatessen http://www.farmw5.co.uk/
WEN Abundance project :- community producer www.westealingneighbours.org.uk
Rockwell Farm Hambledon :-Free range eggs & produce www.rockwellend.co.uk
J. Parker & Sons, 64 Northfield Avenue, Ealing W13.
All the bread is baked on the premises of this bakery, established in 1913 and member of the Institute of Master Bakers. Whilst all bread is produced on the premises and the flour is sourced from a mill in Enfield, not all the wheat is from the UK. Apparently, UK bread needs a higher proportion of protein than UK wheat provides so a small proportion of wheat imported from Canada is added to the mix. Wholemeal flour is UK sourced but the meat products are frozen, and not organic. They try to source from local businesses but do not know the provenance of the food they buy, e.g. fresh vegetables or eggs for sandwiches. Generally interested in local produce and would use it if readily available and of the right price.
Exeter Street Bakery
Exeter Street Bakery bread covers a wide range, but staples of their stall include pugliese, ciabattas, stirato, integrale and rosemary bread. The flour they use in baking their bread is from Marriage Millers in Essex. www.exeterstreetbakery.co.uk
Munson’s Coffee Shop in South Ealing Road (almost adjacent to St Mary’s Church) and Ealing Farmers’ market stock their bread.
FRESH FRUIT, MEAT, VEGETABLES, BREAD, FISH, EGGS, CHEESE ETC.
Ealing Farmers’ Market
Leeland Road, Ealing W13 9HH. 9.00-1.00 Saturday morning W: www.lfm.co.uk
For four hours every Saturday, Leeland Road in Ealing is closed to traffic and transformed into a bustling marketplace where fresh farm produce is the order of the day. For fresh meat, Ixhill Farm’s stall, which sells everything from the farm’s top-quality beef and lamb to farm-shot rook and squirrel! Also, it’s worth looking out for Malcolm Stone’s heritage apples, which are now almost an institution – he grows everything from Egremont Russets to the illustriously named Peasgood Nonsuch. Bread is from Exeter Street Bakery. Produce available is listed below and the website is excellent.
Details of how to purchase local honey are provided on the Ealing Beekeepers Association website:
PICK YOUR OWN FARMS CLOSE TO EALING
These are the closest Pick Your Own Farms to Ealing. They are located in Iver, just outside Uxbridge approximately 10 miles from Ealing Broadway. It’s possible to take a train to Iver and walk to Home Farm in under an hour, perfect for a sunny weekend afternoon! Or, take your bike on the train to cut down on travelling time!
Calves Lane Farm(Iver)
Billet Lane, Iver, Buckinghamshire, SL0 0LU. Phone: 01753 652727.
Open: Seasonal from April – September
Apples, asparagus, beans, beets, blackberries, broad beans, Christmas trees, cherries, corn (sweet), currants (red and black), gooseberries, peas, plums, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables. A wide range of fruit and vegetables are grown, the season beginning with asparagus in late April/early May and finishing with apples in September. Before you set out for it is advisable to telephone the 24-Hour in-season Message Line (outgoing message only) Tel: (01753) 652727. Last entry for picking is ONE HOUR before closing. A minimum charge of £2 for Adults and £1 for Children.
Home Cottage Farm Shop (Iver)
Bangors Road South, Iver, SL0 0BB. Telephone: 01753 653064.
Open: June, July, Aug, Sept: Tuesday and Thursday 2pm-5pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm, From late September 7 days a week 11am-5pm or dusk if earlier. Apples, pears, plums. Soft fruit – raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants. Good range of less common varieties of apples. Apples are sold from the Farm Shop loose or in prepared 5kg bags. Plums can also be picked and sold to order.
16 St Matthew’s Road, Ealing W5 3LT
T: 020 8567 7541 W: www.charlottes.co.uk
Charlotte’s is a local Ealing restaurant, owned by Alex Wrethman. I spoke at length to the Head Chef, Greg Martin, who is keen to source locally and believes that their customer base is very interested in the provenance of all the food served. Bread is purchased from Exeter Street Bakery in Park Royal*, cheese from Neal’s Yard, organic meat from P.J. Heanen & Sons, Wandsworth , fish from a UK wholesaler sourcing from the South Coast, vegetables and fruit from New Covent Garden Market.
They use organic meat and vegetables; chicken is free range as are eggs. They would like to source food locally but have a difficulty with price, consistency and availability.