Isle of Wight Local Produce
From farmers to fishermen, bakers to brewers...
The Isle of Wight is a revelation for food lovers with treats and surprises round every corner. From farmers to fisherman, bakers to brewers, the Island has an extraordinary selection of first class producers. So tuck-in to a season of fresh produce and get a taste of the good life on the Isle of Wight.
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In-between the Farmers' Markets, fresh tasty produce is available from a plethora of farm shops across scattered across the Island. Try Afton Park Farm Shop, Newport Rd, Freshwater; Briddlesford Farm Shop in Briddlesford Rd, Wootton; Godshill Organic Farm Shop in Godshill; Horringford Gardens Farm Shop, Horringford; The Farmers Weekend Joint, Sheepwash Farm, Godshill; Three Gates Farm Shop in Shalfleet and Farmer Jacks at Arreton Barns in Arreton.
The Island's farmers' markets are a great place to meet the producers and discuss and taste what's in season with people who care about food, before selecting the finest ingredients for a satisfying feast.
Farmer's markets take place throughout the year as follows:
- Newport every Friday
- Ryde every Saturday
- Yarmouth on the last Thursdayof each month
Great Island Delis
Islanders are justifiably proud of the wealth of local produce on offer from the farm, fisherman and talented artisan producers. Head to an independent deli for to find the best in local and regional specialities and interesting gourmet treats from award-winning blue cheese, seafood delicacies to handmade chocolate. Here is the pick of the bunch:
Purchasing Isle of Wight produce online or by phone has never been easier. The Wight Hamper Company (tel. 01983 875535) offer stylish hand-crafted hampers filled with great products from local Island suppliers. The Real Island Food Company (tel. 01983 731778) have an online shop stocked with a mouth-watering selection of the very best Isle of Wight food and produce.
Pick your own
Make the most of longer days and work up an appetite by picking your own ingredients in the fields or spend a day hunting for winkles at Freshwater Bay.
Savour the flavour of fresh herbs and crisp vegetables with dishes to reward the whole family.
Many farms on the Isle of Wight allow you to pick your own fruit and vegetables when in season.