We are very proud of where we source the products sold in the Farm Shop.
The Black Cat Farm Shop sources their fruit and vegetables from about 20 different growers, all based within 30 miles of the shop. There are too many suppliers to mention here, some have large farms, some are smallholders, some have commercial glasshouses, some grow just one crop, others have converted their gardens. They cannot claim to be Organic, but are grown using as few chemicals as possible, and make use of physical barriers for pests (i.e. fleece over cabbages to keep butterflies/caterpillars off).
Wobbly Bottom Cheese
Hard Cheeses throughout the year. Soft Cheeses to order and at Christmas.
Gunns Bakery (Sandy)
Fresh bread and cakes delivered on a Thursday. Pre-orders welcome (by Saturday for following week)
Southall Butchers, (Great Barford)
Turkeys at Christmas and home reared Pork, Beef, Lamb all year round.
Franklins (Thorncote Green)
Game and other meats
Mrs Middleton’s Rapeseed Oil
Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil, Dressings, Mayaonnaise and Bread Flour (when stock is available) from Barton-le-Cley near Luton
Watergull Orchard (Cambs)
Apple Juice from Cambridgeshire Apples
Large Sourdough loaves delivered on the first Thursday each month. Jo is based near Hitchin
Pre-orders are essential
Companions Real Bread
Sour Dough bread from Bedford’s finest baking team. This is a Not for Profit organisation that settles former offenders back into the community. Small and large loaves delivered weekly on a Thursday. Pre-ordering is recommended
Wooden Hill Coffee – and The Tea Division
Freshly ground Fair Trade coffee and speciality tea blends. Blended in their workshop in Millbrook near Ampthill
Robin also supplies Coffee Logs, perfect for log burners and fire pits
Handmade Chocolates and Sweets, made in Bedford.
Crayfish fishcakes using American Signal Crayfish that are a pest in the local rivers and canals around Milton Keynes and Newport Pagnell. We always have a stock of the frozen fishcakes.
Bevistan Sheep’s Milk Dairy
Pastuerised Sheep’s Milk, Ice cream (500ml pots), Yogurt and Cheeses made in Carlton near Bedford. Yogurt and Cheeses are always stocked (during the milking season), Milk has to be pre-ordered.
Handmade by Jilly near Aylesbury. We stock both her sweet and savoury treats
Bedfordshire Camembert Cheese
Made by Tim in Shefford from milk near Pitstone in Bedfordshire.
Parkside Farm Shop (Broom)
We stock Phil and Charlie’s fabulous pies, pasties, pork pies and sausage rolls
Wasseldine (Gravenhurst) Charcoal
Perfect for BBQ’s and Fire Pits
Bunty’s Bakes (Milton Ernest)
Cakes, Brownies, Scones, Millionaires Shortbread – all supplied in on a Wednesday
The English Cherry Company
July is Cherry month and we stock lots of the cherries grown in Aspley Guise near Woburn.
Honey & Preserves
Made in the shop by Sue and her bees. A wide variety of Jam’s, Jellies, Marmalade’s, Chutnies, vinegars, Salts, Pickles, Cordials and Sauces
Ice cream made in Carlton near Bedford from the Davies family of Red Poll Cows. Available in snack size to eat straight away, or 500ml pots to take home. Please pre-order the 500ml pots.
Edible Ornamentals – Chawston
Chillies grown within a mile of the shop
Body and Mind Botanicals
Cannabis Teas and Chocolate Drops that contain CBD.
Based near Olney in Bucks
Not exactly local to the shop, but fantastic museli all the same
The Real Olive Company
A fantastic range of olives and other deli items. Based in Bristol
Based in Berkhamsted, the company uses meat from animals raised on a farm 2 miles away. They supply a range of whole cured sausages (classic salami, chorizo, N’duja etc.), Chompers (like pepperami) and cured sliced meats