Sussex Food Shop of the Year

Sponsored by Sussex Food & Drink Network

Sussex Food and Drink Network

For a high quality independent local food shop selling a good range of local produce, which could be a farm providing locally grown produce through gate sales, a farm shop or an on-line retailer delivering directly to your door.

WINNER

Rushfields
Rushfields Farm Shop, Poynings, West Sussex

At the heart of Rushfields Garden Centre in Poynings, West Sussex, the family-run farm shop offers an enormous range of locally sourced products including delicious home-baked pies and wonderful locally sourced meat from their butchery department. Colin and Pam Langridge are always introducing innovative ideas to reflect their customers’ tastes and the display of fresh fruit and vegetables is outstanding.

Judges comment:

‘Hilary Knight, director Sussex Food & Drink Network said: ‘Quite simply, every visit to RushfieldsFarm Shop is a delight. From the friendly and helpful staff, the flow of the shop through different ‘departments’ and the sheer range and quality on offer, shopping here is never a chore but always a joyful experience.’

2021 Update:
Rushfields has responded to the Covid pandemic by offering an even larger range of products especially fresh fruit and vegetables to reflect their customers daily needs. They quickly set up an online shop and have delivered hundreds of food parcels over the past year. A very worthy winner who stepped up to the considerable challenges of a year of lockdowns and shielding customers.

GRAND FINALISTS

Jeremy's Two
Jeremy’s Two, Cowfold, West Sussex

With over 30 years of experience in the fruit and vegetable trade, Jeremy Shotter and his team have a little gem of a farm shop just outside Cowfold, West Sussex. With an exceptional display of fruit and vegetables, the in-house butchery and a good range of locally produced drinks, cheeses and locally baked bread and other goodies.

2021 Update
Jeremy’s Two has provided a free delivery service to all in the surrounding area, Monday to Friday, often doing around 40 deliveries per day, whilst being open 7 days a week in a safe controlled environment.

Veasey & Sons Fishmongers
Veasey & Sons Fishmongers, Forest Row, East Sussex

Based in forest Row, East Sussex, Veasey & Sons offers the most wonderful array of fish from a spectacular display, much of which is caught on their own day boat which fishes from Eastbourne daily. Dan’s knowledge is second to none and having been a chef, he offers expert advice on how to cook any of their fish. With their own smokehouse, Veasey’s is without doubt a treat for any seafood lover.

2021 Update
Veasey’s have worked non-stop to provide the best seafood to Sussex in the toughest of times. They now offer click & collect and home deliveries to vulnerable and shielding.

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