Growers, Producers & Sellers

Local producers and their outlets.

W W O O F

WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms and WWOOF UK holds a list of organic farms, gardens and smallholdings, all offering food and accommodation in exchange for practical help on their land. Hosts range from a low impact woodland settlement to a 600 hectare mixed holding with on-site farm shop, cafe and education centre. Hosts do not expect you to know a lot about farming when you arrive, but they do expect you to be willing to learn and able to fit in with their lifestyle. All WWOOF hosts must sign a declaration stating that they are farming using ecologically sound methods. Some are also certified organic or biodynamic by national bodies. The list of hosts is available by joining WWOOF UK for a membership fee. Once you have the list, it is up to you to contact hosts directly to arrange your stay. Volunteers do not pay to stay with hosts and hosts do not pay volunteers for their help. There are several local WWOOF hosts.

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PO Box 2154
Winslow
Buckingham, MK18 3WS

Penwith and Helston Organic Gardeners and Growers

POGG is the Penwith part of this organisation and was founded in 1990. Both groups are affiliated to Garden Organic, the national organic association, and they have the same aims: to help their members gain from each other’s experiences of gardening and growing using organic methods by pooling ideas and knowledge. They also aim to promote the organic movement to a wider audience, as well as among manufacturers and retailers. POGG and HOGG work closely together, with the structure of both groups kept to the minimum necessary. They hold friendly informal meetings which are an ideal opportunity for exchanging tips, contacts and information. Summer meetings take the form of visits to gardens (members’ and others); speakers and topics of interest are arranged for the winter months.

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West Cornwall Food

This site will help you in your quest to buy and eat local food. You know that you have bought locally when you can find out who produced your food. Local food will also be seasonal food. Global food distribution has meant that we can buy almost any food at any time of the year. Whilst this has given us far greater choice in the food we eat, the cost of this has been great: vegetables are picked before they are ripe; varieties are chosen for long shelf life and transportation instead of taste; and food is overpackaged and treated.

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Archie Browns

Archie Browns is a thriving health food shop, therapy space and café that aims to provide people with the choice of a healthy lifestyle and empower them to look after their own health by providing a friendly helpful service with an all round uplifting and inspiring environment. The Health Food Store provides a vast range of foods, supplements, beauty products and environmentally friendly cleaning products. They stock organic, fairtrade, vegetarian and vegan foods, teas, coffees and drinks, including foods for special diets. Savouries and sweets are also available to buy and are all made in their café kitchen. They encourage and support buying produce locally. In the shop they have local cheeses, honey, milk, eggs and yogurt. The café opens daily Mon-Sat, 9am to 5.00pm. It cooks fresh vegan and vegetarian food every day from - where possible - locally sourced and organic produce. This includes fresh fruit and vegetables from local sources, Molly's eggs from Treen near Lands End and local milk and cheeses.

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01736 362 828
Postal Address: 

Bread Street
Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2EQ

Bosavern Community Farm

Bosavern Farm was a Cornwall Council owned organic farm on the outskirts of St Just which had been used to encourage new farmers into agriculture since the First World war. In 2009 Cornwall Council considered selling the site but after representation and proposals from the local community a short lease was granted to the Lands End Peninsula Community Land Trust. This was to give time for the community to show that it could manage the farm and to raise the funds to purchase the site. This has now happened and the purchase went through in March 2014. They grow vegetables, and keep chickens, pigs, and turkeys and sell these through veg boxes and a farm gate shop. There are plenty of opportunities for volunteering!

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01736 788 454
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Bosavern Community Farm
St Just
Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7RD

Penwith Environmental Network

Penwith Environmental Network was set up in 1984 and became a charity in 1987. For many years it ran an open centre for the public to access information about environmental issues in Penwith. The charity has gradually evolved into a network promoting environmental issues in a local context. Increasing environmental awareness through education and networking with other groups in Penwith. The main body of its work is now centred on the Edible Forest, wildlife meadow and community garden at Love Lane, Badger's Garden Community Supported Agriculture scheme and managing Millennium Woods. It has been awarded a grant to create Penwith Edible Forest; a mixture of fruit trees and shrubs planted to mimic forest layers with the aim to maximise fruit yield, be low maintenance and have maximum wildlife value. PEN now hosts practical courses in all aspects of forest gardening.

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c/o PCDT, Penwith Centre
Parade Street
Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BX

West Cornwall Farmers' Markets

The West Cornwall Farmers’ Market Project is an innovative scheme directly targeting support to farming families throughout the area. It has been set up to increase micro producers’ ability to sell food directly to local people, thereby reducing food miles and packaging while supporting the rural economy.

Mousehole
Mousehole Farmers' Market
Second Saturday of every month, 10.00 - 13.00
Solomon Browne Hall, Duck Street, Mousehole, TR19 6QW
01736 731040

Paul
Paul Farmers' Market
Every Wednesday, 10.00 - 12.00
The Village Hall, Paul, Penzance TR19 6UG
07866 75827

Pendeen
Pendeen Farmers' Market
First and Third Saturday of every month, 10.00 – 13.00
The Centre of Pendeen, Pendeen, Penzance TR19 7SE
07706 659784 - yvonnebristow@blue-earth.co.uk

Penzance
Chapel Street Farmers Market Market
Every Saturday 09.00 - 13.00
Methodist Chapel Forecourt, Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF
01736 363052 - chapelstreetmarket@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/chapelstreetfarmersmarket

Penzance Country Market

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