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SUPPORTING LOCAL FOOD PRODUCERS AND SUPPLIERS IN LYME REGIS AND SURROUNDING AREA (March 2021)
We are fortunate to live in a beautiful rural area with wonderful local food produce available through independent shops and delivery services to either a drop-off point nearby or straight to our doors. We want to support our local producers and suppliers, which are small businesses, and help them to thrive. Here is a round-up of just a few local businesses bringing environmentally friendly, zero waste produce to our neighbourhood:
IN MY BACK YARD
This is a friendly network of independent, small-scale ethical food producers, based in Branscombe, who believe in sustainability and providing food for the local area. The produce ranges from fresh mushrooms, kale, apples and local meats; to Lyme Bay fish, dry goods, honeys, chutneys and local sourdough bread. They make regular deliveries to Lyme Regis at a drop-off point at 15 Woodmead Road and they are now offering home deliveries as well. You can find out more by going to their website, click here. You can also telephone from 10am on Saturdays to 10pm on Wednesdays on 01297 680680 – for collection or delivery in Lyme Regis between 3.30pm – 6pm on Fridays.
A range of goods, from rice and pasta to soap and household refills can be ordered online from this small business based in Bridport. The ethos is that all produce must be “eco-friendly and free from pointless plastics”. At present, although there are deliveries to nearby Charmouth, they have not extended to Lyme Regis. However, there is a click and collect option from their base on the St Michael’s Trading Estate on Friday mornings from 9.30-10.00am. You can find out more from the website, click here.
WASTE NOT WANT NOT
Due to Coronavirus this zero waste shop in Bridport is not doing home deliveries, but is doing a Click and Collect service from the shop, which must be booked two days in advance. There is a full range of pasta, lentils and rice available, plus household items such as detergent, scourers and kitchen towels. There is a range of wax wraps, coffee cups, water bottles, lunch boxes and many more items to reduce the use of single use plastic in our everyday lives. All information is available on their website, click here.
THE MONMOUTH PANTRY
Based in Lyme Regis, this flagship store is a Plastic Free Lyme Regis supporter and has recently been nominated for the Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) business champion award based on the following criteria: only paper bags used; milk refill machine; refill household cleaning products, loose sale of dried food products in customer’s own containers or bags and due to install a community noticeboard! You can buy freshly baked Sourdough bread (Tues – Sat) and artisanal pastries (Fri – Sat), local cheeses, homemade dips and soups as well as Mark Hix’s smoked salmon. If you want to find out more about their products, please click here. You can also telephone on 01297 443818
LOVE FOOD, HATE WASTE
Love Food, Hate Waste is an campaign adopted by Dorset County Council. The staff involved are always interested to learn about events which they can attend with lots of information and promotional materials.