Locally Sourced Produce
Where better to look for unique British products than in the Garden of England. All of these products are from right on our doorstep here in Kent. And we are always adding to the list, so if your a producer based here in the Garden of England and are interested in supplying your brand or product to us please get in touch with us.
Take a look at just some of the fantastic local brands that we stock and supply to our catering customers.
Local produce, locally produced, does it get any better?
Kent Crisps A little about their story begins just short of 5 years ago when their managing director Angie came upon the bright idea to begin producing crisps.She had already begun the production of rapeseed oil in a dedicated unit using oil seed rape from the Quex Park Estate in East Kent, and seeing the abundance
of potatoes from the estate felt that crisp production was the next thing…Everyone loves crisp
Kentish Oils are grown, pressed and bottled in the Garden of England and are fully SALSA (Safe and Local Supplier Approval) accredited. We use highest quality rapeseed to create cooking oils that make a healthy and appetising addition to any meal. The nutritional properties of rapeseed oil are well documented and have been shown to reduce high cholesterol when used as part of a balanced diet.
Korker Sausages with over 50 years’ experience in the food industry Korker Sausages have a reputation for producing quality sausages. Nothing has changed, they still follow the original recipe using premium cuts of pork and the finest ingredients it’s no surprise why people love their products, perhaps that is why they have become one of the best selling sausages in the South East
Solley’s Kentish ice cream is delicious, creamy and fresh from the farm. The family dairy at Ripple, near Deal, has been making it since 1985, only using milk from their neighbour’s herd of Channel Island cows, who spend their days grazing on fresh grass less than a mile away. They are the largest and most established independent ice cream maker in Kent, supplying all kinds of outlets including farm shops and delis, theatres, and restaurants, kiosks, castles, independent supermarkets and even an international airline!
Kingsdown Water – Pure natural spring water from the chalk aquifer of the North Downs, Kingsdown Natural Spring Water, still and sparkling, is available in beautifully designed stylish glass bottles and is enjoyed as the perfect accompaniment to fine food in restaurants and hotels across the United Kingdom and beyond. The simplicity and elegance of the Kingsdown design reflect the purity of the brand.
Cheesemakers of Canterbury -Ashmore Farmhouse has been voted one of the top 50 best cheeses in the world. Chaucer’s Camembert gained 3 stars at the 2014 Great Taste Awards and was voted one of the top 50 food products out of 10,000 entries. Gruff also received 2 stars and Ashmore 1 star do we need to say any more?
Whilst not in Kent, but we still define as LOCAL in Food Miles terms
Wilkin & Sons’ conserves, marmalades, honey and curds are enjoyed in leading hotels across the world. In addition, our savoury range will complement a delicious breakfast, lunch platter or simple supper dish.
Each portion is presented in a small glass jar with a smart lid; the individual portions help cost control and minimise waste.
Guests appreciate their own individual portions of sweet and savoury fine preserves, while chefs and hoteliers know they can rely on the consistent quality of Tiptree preserves.