Organic food ? Organic veg box ? Fresh Food ? Local Food ? North East ? Newcastle ? Organic Greengrocer ? Good Food ? Heaton ?
We been trading in Heaton Newcastle as an organic food shop for over 20 years now. We offer a wide range good quality fresh organic food, and over the years have been pleased to see people’s appreciation of quality organic food grow. All of our farm fresh produce is organic and locally sourced. So all of our organic fruit, veg and meat is organically certified. Our fresh organic food is not only known for its good taste , but it is also nutritious and produced without the use of intensive farming.
Opening our shop
We are aware that Organic food can still be a bit of a controversial subject for some. But Our view has always been quite grounded. When we first opened in 1999, we could see that organic farming offered an opportunity to do things differently. We liked the idea of transparency, accountability and traceability which organic certification ensured. And establishing a working community of like minded producers and processors who could help reduce widespread pesticide use, encourage biodiversity and improve animal welfare, seemed a positive approach
Our speciality has always been local organic food, In our early years of trading we were fortunate enough to spend time on a lot of the local organic farms, and over the years we have become more aquainted with all the farms we buy from both at home and abroad. We have physically seen the difference less intensive farming can make to food quality, the eco system and animal welfare. In the our early years having enough cauliflowers sometimes used to mean we would pitch in with the harvest with local growers.
Pay a visit to an organic farm ?
And we still suggest that if ever you get the chance, you can pay a visit to some of our big suppliers such as Piercebridge farm or Newfields organics. Just going to the river at Piercebridge farm was enough to help convince us of the value of organic farming. The clear water, the wild fauna and the butterflys said it all.
Step out the car at Newfields farm shop at Fadmoor and something just seems right. The first time we visited the farm we knew we wanted them to be our first choice veg supplier. The air, the soil and the water that crossed the landed spoke volumes. Newfields have been organic since the early 80’s and you just have to hold the soil in you hand to feel the richness and wealth of goodness that has been worked back into it over the years.
Organic food now
But Newfields aside, looking around Newcastle it’s clear organic food is also a workable choice in more urban environments as well. If you get the time check out some of our more local smaller growers. Visit food nation, Scotswood community garden, Gibside community farm or North East Organic Growers. These thriving small farms demonstrate how much enthusiasm for organic growing can be found at a grassroots level. Organic farming plays a key part in developing a more sustainable approach to food production, and the health benefits from eating food which is more nutritious and free from pesticides are clearly valued by our customers.
And for us it is not just about local organic food anymore. Since we started trading the national organic food supply has become much more efficient. We can now order organic fruit and veg to be picked from all round the country, and even the continent. Some of our continental farms are among the most dedicated growers in Europe and are pioneers in sustainability.
Supporting UK organic farming, and reducing air miles with seasonal continental produce is now a part of the business which we confidently take on. It’s crucial to allowing our customers to enjoy a wealth of seasonal flavours all year round. And It’s all part of working towards our zero-waste and environmental goals.
We know from our customers how much they value our approach to fresh organic food. We have a big range of organic fruit and veg which we sell loose in-store every week at affordable prices. We also provide a local organic box delivery service which allows our customers surrounding areas access to everything else we sell in-store. And we offer a popular organic fruit and veg box collection service which offers customers good value for their weekly essentials.