Shops and businesses selling local produce

6 Ice Cream

10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Sunday, 6 Bene’t St, Cambridge CB2 3QN                                                                                           

Using local, seasonal and organic products wherever possible, 6 produce wonderful sorbets, ice creams, gelatos and sherbets. Their range changes daily and are all incredible! They also produce cakes, biscuits and other delights (including some fabulous toppings for their ice creams) to have alongside hot drinks including fantastic hot chocolate and Monmouth coffee.

Andrew Northrup Butchers

Mon-Sat 7.30am-5.30pm; 01223 354779; 114 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 2BQ                                                                                                  Mon-Sat 7.30am-5.30pm; 01223 364011; 24 Burleigh Street, Cambridge CB1 1DG;

A family-run butcher selling locally-sourced fresh meat in two locations in Cambridge.


Arjuna Wholefoods

Mon-Sat 9.30am-6pm; 01223 364845; 12 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2AD;

Cambridge’s oldest vegetarian wholefood shop – a workers’ co-operative, fully owned and run by its members since 1973. Selling all forms of wholefoods, organic fruit and vegetables (often locally sourced), specialist foods (vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free); ethical toiletries and baby products; organic wines and beer (vegan friendly). They also sell fresh take-away snacks and meals such as fresh olive bread, pasta salads, pizza slices and houmous – all prepared by Mouth Music, a specialist vegetarian catering company situated upstairs. Catering is also available. In addition to their Facebook and Twitter pages they also have their own Blog.


Barker Bros Butchers

Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat 7am-1pm; 01223 843292; 43 High St, Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5EH; 

A traditional, family-run butchers shop, which has been trading since 1843. They sell a wide variety of different meats, sourced as locally as possible and produce their own hams, bacon and award-winning sausages. As well as meat and game they also sell fish, cheese, bread, eggs and have a good selection of homemade deli produce. They advertise their produce as very reasonably priced and as having something to suit everyone’s budget.


Cobs Bakery

01223 241207; 7 Robert Davies Court, Nuffield Road, Cambridge CB4 1TP; 

Cobs Bakery uses local flours to produce the Windmill and Classic ranges of freshly baked speciality and additive/preservative-free organic breads for delivery around Cambridge and sale at local Farmers’ Markets. They bake through the night to produce fresh bread each morning for delivery and stalls – information on their ‘bread of the month’ and which markets to find them at can be found on their website and Twitter.


Cambridge Butchers – Cousins of Newnham

Mon-Fri, 7am-5.30pm, Sat 7am-4pm; 01223 35 28 56; 36 Grantchester Street, Newnham, Cambridge, CB3 9HY;

A traditional independent butchers – with over 100 years of combined experience. Stocking fresh locally sourced beef, lamb, pork, game and free-range eggs from Suffolk and Norfolk, local bacon and their own recipe hand made sausages. All of their meat is prepared in store and they pride themselves on not selling anything packaged. Pies, quiches, cakes, pasties and baguettes are home made on the premises. They also sell fresh fruit and vegetables – much of which is local, and also stock local jams, sauces and ice-creams. The top quality standard of their meat has been certified by EBLEX and their shop has been awarded the 5-star rating for food hygiene by the Cambridge City Council and the Food Standards Agency. They offer a delivery service for offices and homes, orders for these can be made by phone or in store. They can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.


Daily Bread

Mon 9am-4pm, Tues-Sat 9am-5.20pm; 01223 423177; Daily Bread Co-op Ltd, Unit 3, Kilmaine Close, King’s Hedges, Cambridge, CB4 2PH;

A workers’ co-operative that supplies ethically sourced natural whole foods, which range from lentils to sugar-free snacks at affordable prices. Can provide advice to people on a gluten free, organic or diabetic diet. More information about their products can be found on their website, Facebook and Twitter.



Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 9am-5pm; 01223 245309; 177 Mill Rd, Cambridge, CB1 3AN

Sell fresh fruit and vegetables, some of which are locally produced by a range of trusted Fenland growers. Their ethos is to provide customers with the best produce from people who care, act responsibly and are committed to an environmentally sustainable and ethically acceptable way of business. Retail shop and wholesale.


Hodmedod’s, Haselworth, Suffolk and Holly Farm, Bressingham, Diss, IP22 2BG

British grown beans and pulses, some grown very close to Cambridge. Dried beans, peas and quinoa for cooking, a growing range of ready-to-use canned beans and peas and ready-to-eat snacks. Wholesale and online retail.

Find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pintrest


Jack’s Gelato

07909224178; Various loacations; for details see Twitter and Facebook updates

Local, fresh, mostly organic and always delicious ice cream. Made in Cambridge by Jack using organic milk and cream, fairtrade sugar, foraged elderflower and vegetables from his allotment. Part of The Thoughtful Street Food Collective. He sells his ice-cream from his tricycle all over Cambridge – you can follow his movements on Facebook and Twitter. His products can also be found at retailers in Cambridge and Ely, details of these can be found on his website.


Leech and Sons (Burwash Manor)

Mon 9am-1pm, Tues-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4.30pm, Sun 10am-4pm; 01223 265555; New Rd, Barton, Cambridge, CB23 7EY;

A family-run butcher with more than 75 years in the trade, one of the very few butchers in Britain to run their own abattoir . Sells locally-sourced, fully traceable meat – ensuring stress-free animals and low food miles. They also stock ‘home-made’ ready meals using quality ingredients. They also run their own blog, often posting recipes and can be found on Facebook and Twitter.


Newnham Bakery

Mon 7.30am-2pm, Tues-Fri 7.30am-3pm, Sat 7.30am-1pm; 01223 353004; 7 Derby Street, CB3 9JE, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Newnham Bakery sell a range of freshly baked goods including cakes and buns. They also sell sandwiches, snacks and soft drinks. A delivery service is available to wholesale traders, they deliver to businesses up to 15 miles.


Orb Bakery ; 0750601001. Orders are available for collection on Saturday morning from their home,  St Ives Market, Friday 8-2 or from the Bushel Box Farm Shop – 130 Station Rd, Willingham, Cambridge, Cambs CB24 5HG

Hand-made and home produced bread from Caroline and Mark in Over, Cambridgeshire. Bread is made at order at home on a Friday and can be picked up the next day. Learn more about their suppliers and commitment to sustainable energy here. Updates available on Twitter.


Organic Health

Tues-Sat 9am-5pm, closed on Tuesdays after bank holidays, and closed for October-November 2014; 01223 870101; 87 Church Rd, Hauxton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB22 5HS

Particularly catering for people with special dietary needs, they specialize in organic food. They also stock green products, organic breads and local food.


Origin 8

Mon-Fri 8.45am-4.15pm; 01223 233201; Origin8 Kitchen,  The Faculty of Law, The Faculty of Education, Sacrewell Farm & Country Centreand The University of Cambridge Sports Centre

Origin8 have four cafes, the full addresses for these can be found on their website. They cater for conferences, events, working lunches, birthday parties, other celebrations, corporate hospitality, picnics and drink parties using local seasonal ingredients to prepare their dishes. They recycle all of their glass and plastic to reduce their carbon footprint and re-use anything they can. The cutlery is made from sustainable wood, the cups are biodegrable as they are made of cornstarch and the napkins and plates are made from sugar beet pulp and are composted. More information about the types of food they serve and catering can be found on Facebook and Twitter.


Rawr Chocolate

01223 798 555

Small, Cambridge-based company producing fairtrade, handmade, organic, dairy-free raw chocolate with no artificial anything. All Rawr products are made with ingredients sourced from ethical companies and are without additives. More information about the product ranges and where to find them can be found on Facebook and Twitter.


The Art of Meat

Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat 7am-3pm; 01223 350950; 45 Arbury Rd, Cambridge CB4 2JQ;

A butchers shop which sells quality free-range meats including beef, lamb, and poultry, all from local farms. The farms they source from understand that the best meat comes from healthy, happy livestock, raised with care, slaughtered humanely, and professionally butchered. They roll everything by hand and trim joints so they are ready to use. The beef comes from across East Anglia and is hand selected by Suffolk Meat Traders for quality. Most of the beef comes from Riverside beef who graze cattle on riverside grasslands giving them a diet of grasses and herbs which adds to the taste of the beef. Riverside beef  are grazde in  conservation areas where grazing directly benefits the natural environment. The lamb comes from Suffolk and London and is purchased direct twice weekly to guarantee freshness. The pork is processed locally and comes from Dingley Dell Pork, free-range pork producers from East Anglia. Their chicken is free range and produced by a small scale producer in Bedfordshire who is committed to the highest levels of animal welfare. They stock seasonal game such as pheasants, partridge, duck, venison and rabbit and at Christmas they stock free- range turkeys.


The Cambridge Cheese Company

Mon-Sat 10am-5:30pm; Sun 9:30-2; 01223 328672; All Saints Passage, Cambridge CB2 3LS;

Independently run delicatessen stocking artisan cheeses, meats, olives, antipasti, lunches, wines, beers, chutneys and preserves. They have a mail order service and can be found on Facebook.


The Larder at Burwash Manor

Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm; 01223 264600; Burwash Food Hall, New Road, Barton, Cambridge CB23 7EY;

A regional delicatessen situated on a working organic farm committed to both good quality food and conservation. The Larder sells rare breed pork sourced directly from the surrounding Burwash Manor farm. In addition it sells many organic and local products including seasonal vegetables, smoked fish, various meats, cheese, conserves, honey, crisps, bread, cakes, biscuits, rapeseed oil, vinegar, beers, spirits and juice. More information about products on sale can be found on Facebook and Twitter.


The Urban Larder

Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm, Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm; 01223 212462; No.9 The Broadway, Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3AH;

Locally-sourced food: organic meat, pesticide-free fruit and veg, local cheeses, jams, chutneys, bread, locally-produced eggs. More information about products can be found on Twitter.


Tom’s Cakes

Tel: 01487 842200, 3 – 4 West Newlands, SomershamCambridgeshirePE28 3EB

Cafe and Shop – 19 Market Hill, St Ives

Cambridge Cafe  – 32 Mill Road, Cambridge

Tom’s Cakes use natural locally sourced ingredients to provide a range of completely homemade cakes and biscuits that are reflective of the seasons. The flour they use is milled in Essex, their vegetables are from the Fens, they use free range eggs from local farms, their lavender is from Norfolk and they use fruit from local farmers when in season. Examples of seasonal cakes include summer lavender cake and autumn parsnip and hazelnut cake. They have cafes both in Cambridge and St Ives, and their produce is also available from the Bakehouse shop, or from farmers markets in St. Ives, Huntingdon and Ely. More information about the products available this season can be found on Tom’s Cakes Facebook and Twitter pages.