Freeman Bio-dynamic Garden at High Riggs, Sheffield
Regather veg-box customers enjoy vegetables from High Riggs farm, which provides Freeman College students with experience in food growing and working in the community. Students learn to care for chickens and do beekeeping, as well as growing fruit and vegetables using bio-dynamic farming techniques. Bio-dynamic flowers are also available seasonally. The garden hosts the annual Crafting the Land festival where you can try out metal and woodwork and pick your own fruit and veg. There are also some opportunities for volunteering, so if you’d like to find out more about helping with the gardens, the College would be delighted to hear from you.
Wortley Hall Walled Garden
Wortley Hall Walled Garden is an organically certified kitchen garden near Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Since April 2004 Heeley City Farm has undertaken its restoration and use in order to achieve a number of aims: To develop a social enterprise supplying quality organic food to local communities. Provide learning opportunities through courses, workshops & volunteering. Provide educational visits for schools and community groups Open to the public for events, such as Heritage Open Days, Apple & Pear Day, Plant Fairs.
Sheffield Organic Growers
Four independent organic growers, on a 12-acre site, situated in the beautiful Moss Valley on the outskirts of Sheffield. Growing a range of vegetables, fruit and herbs, selling through independent grocers and veg box schemes all based in the city of Sheffield. They are certified by either the Soil Association or the Bio-dynamic Association. All the growers are united in their drive to support the local community, environment and economy. They are always happy to show people around and create links with other organisations. They also provide opportunities for young people and adults with learning disabilities to gain experience through our Growing Experience project. Regather veg-box customers can enjoy fruit, veg and organic apple juice from Sheffield Organic Growers farm.
Heeley City Farm
Heeley city farm is a community farm in Heeley, Sheffield.
They have apiaries making honey in sites across Sheffield, including Wortley Hall Walled Garden, Norfolk Park, Botanical Gardens and Heather Honey from the Peak District.
Founded in 1981, HCF began with £20 in the bank, donated saplings and flower seeds, a hut and a goat and masses of help from enthusiastic local people. It now employs over 30 people, many who live near the farm, and as well as being a rare breeds farm, has projects supporting young people, families, older people, people living with dementia and carers, healthy eating, local food growing sites, heritage, archaeology, adults with disabilities and learning difficulties, fuel poverty reduction, energy conservation, environmental conservation and work experience. They also have a vegetarian and vegan community cafe, The Farm Kitchen, a peat free Garden Centre and the South Yorkshire Energy Centre. They have food growing sites at Meersbrook Park Walled Garden, Firth Park Community Allotment, Wortley Hall Walled Garden, Low Edges and Norfolk Park Community Garden as well as a kitchen garden at the main farm site.
The Tower of Bagel
Baked fresh in Sheffield, The tower of bagel offers different varieties of bagels from a classic seeded bagel to the colourful beetroot and cumin; all their bagels are vegan and made using organic flour. They are hand rolled and left to rise slowly, then brought to life in a bagel kettle and finally baked for a crusty bite – to give you a classic bagel texture and taste to match. As well as offering the bagels for Regather veg-box customers you can also enjoy the bagel school workshops in regather kitchen one weekend per month.
Forge Bakehouse have been baking for the good folk of Sheffield and beyond since 2012. The bakers, chefs and baristas make everything from scratch. No improvers, no additives. Baked fresh each morning, through Regather veg box you can get a variety of their fresh bread delivered straight to your home. If you are looking to learn, their bread classes will teach you how to bring the bakery into your kitchen.
Graham Tweddle and sister Caroline are the fourth generation to dairy farm at Archdeacon Newton. They supply organic milk across Yorkshire.
Converting to organic farming in 1998 enabled Acorn Dairy to supply a local milk produced without artificial fertilisers, chemicals, GMO or routine antibiotics used in production, creating milk that is best for you, the cows and the environment.
Twin Cafe imports coffee from a small farmer’s co-operative, UCA Miraflor, in Sheffield’s twin city Esteli and pay a premium for shade grown, fairly traded coffee. They believe that through co-operation both communities can be strengthened and a common future can be built on exchange rather than profit!
We love the dark roast. Add coffee beans or ground for cafetiere to your shop.
Birdhouse Tea Company
Birdhouse Tea Company began in a Japanese tea house in London’s Soho, back in 2001.
After learning about the centuries-old tradition of the tea ceremony in after-school Japanese lessons, Rebecca English and her mum, Julie, visited a specialist tea house to sample the loose leaf green tea that Rebecca had heard such great things about. Those first curious sips soon became gulps of knowledge, as over the next few years both Rebecca and Julie nurtured their new-found love for loose leaf tea with research, tasting and of course, lots of delicious pots of tea.
The Organic Pantry is a family run organic farm nestled just North of Leeds. The Watson’s have been farming here for 5 generations. The farm grows over 40 different varieties of fruits and vegetables using natural farming practices. They’re certified Organic, and specialise in brassicas with award winning purple sprouting broccoli each winter, as well as really tasty and varied salads.
Organic North Wholesalers
Organic North Wholesalers is a co-operative formed by a group of northern organic businesses in the early 1990s and remains member owned. Despite their relatively low profile, they have supplied millions of £s worth of organic vegetables to box schemes for many years. They are the longest established and largest organic fruit and vegetable wholesaler in the North West. They are based at the Smithfield Wholesale Market in East Manchester, a hub connected by chilled overnight transport to all the horticultural areas of the UK. Their registered name is ‘Organic 2000 Limited’ but as their trading networks ‘Organic North Wholesalers’ describes their business much better.