We use local independent business produce wherever possible and we also stock local small business products. Here is some information about our current suppliers and what they offer.
Local Apple Juice
Locally produced St Mary's Convent, Wantage freshly pressed apple juice. Exclusive to us at The Grocer Chef. Delivered yesterday we have it for sale in the shop and available by the glass in our tearooms. The only other outlet selling this delicious juice is the convent directly. We love it and customers who have tried it are buying bottles to take home. Lovely 750ml bottles ideal for adding to hampers. It is limited availabilty and we don't expect it to be around for long. Further information can be found on the convent's website https://csmv.co.uk/2018/10/10/st-marys-convent-apple-juice-goes-on-sale/
We stock Bellinger's Brewery Ales, both in our shop and for consumption on the premises for our customers. They are based just miles away from us in Grove. We currently have Arnham, Sitling, IPA and the seasonal Sleigh Fuel. They are very popular and well suited to sit alongside the lagers and other alcoholic refreshments we have on offer. We also have limited stock of bottled gift sets and kegs, ideal for the festive season. For more information on this local brewery please visit their website . https://bellingersbrewery.co.uk/
Locally Turned Wood
Sophie's grandad supplies us with beautifully hand made locally turned wood, in many different shapes and sizes. Platters, bowls, egg cups, boxes and many more plus stunning christmas trees and baubles. They are carefully crafted to created one off pieces and are only available from The Grocer Chef at incredibly reasonable prices.
Fairtrade Local Coffee
All our coffee is supplied to us by the Oxford Coffee Company, based right here in the village. Our customers always compliment us on our coffee, particularily our Frappe (iced coffee) We use a mix of Indian African beans. The Oxford Coffee Company also supplier our delicious smoothie mix and cloudy lemonade, which are both firm favourites. For further details on them visit http://oxfordcoffee.co.uk/
Crockery & Homeware
We have a lovely collection of Christie Lloyd bone china, homeware and serveware all country themes, British designed and made. Amazing quality and perfect as gifts or for your own home. You can discover her full range here: https://christielloyd.co.uk/
Shirley Carter offers commissioned acrylic paintings and graphic drawings of pets. We have several examples of her work, displayed in our shop. Further details can be obtained from her leaflets with us or on her website: www.shirleycarterpetportraits-art.co.uk
A new addition to our shop is from Simon Cockett who is an Aviation Artist and some of his work is now available to buy through us. https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/simon-cockett
Eggs, Flour, Honey
We sell as many locally produced groeries as possible and know how important it is to support small independent businesses. Our eggs are from The Old Farm Shop, in Harwell http://www.theoldfarmshop.co.uk/The_Old_Farm_Shop/Home.html
We also stock Wessex Mill flour, who are based in Wantage, https://www.wessexmill.co.uk/
and local Valentine's honey and hand salve, which is very popular.
The Old Farm Shop won multiple 1st place
awards at the recent Newbury Farm Show 2018
for their eggs
Sugar & Spice Bakery
We sell our neighbouring businesses cakes along side our own home made ones. They are made freshly next door each day and you can often smell the delicious aromas from our garden and tearoom. Their Tiffin and Caramel Shortbread are firm favourites with our customers. http://www.sugarandspicebakery.co.uk/