There are lots of brilliant places to buy fresh, locally sourced, locally grown and locally made produce in St Ives Cornwall. From delis to food stands and farmers' markets.
1. St Ives Farmers' Market
This is a brilliant farmers' market held every Thursday morning at The Guildhall in St Ives. It runs from 9:30am to 2pm and you can find a wide range of local food and drink, including fish, meats, vegetables, baked goods, plants and alcoholic drinks. They also have a range of quality crafts on offer.
2. Harvey Brothers Butchers
Establish since 1988, Harvey Brothers Butchers supply quality local products. Their meat is locally sourced from their own farm in Pendeen and other farms in Cornwall and the West Country. This includes beef, pork, lamb, chicken, duck, sausages, burgers, bacon, gammon, offal and game in season.
Their delicatessen range includes pies, cheeses, ham, roast beef, olives, pâtés, free range eggs and a range of sauces. These are sourced locally where possible.
3. Norway Stores
Norway Stores is a hidden gem of a shop, tucked away in the diagonal building on Back Road W. They sell an superb range of local produce and are also a good place to grab an ice lolly on the way to Porthmeor Beach!
4. Source Kitchen
The Source Kitchen is a little treasure trove of lovely local produce. They are mainly a place to sit in and eat, but they also have a super shop and takeaway selling lots of delicious treats.
5. Cornish Deli
Hidden away on Chapel Street is the amazing Cornish Deli. They provide fantastic quality local meats, cheeses, seafood, snacks and regional specialities. The Deli Cafe offering brunches, lunches and evening meals in summer.
6. Ayr Stores
Ayr Stores is at the top of Porthmeor Hill over on the West side of St Ives. They sell a super range of foods - great for veggie, vegan and gluten free.
7. Trink Dairy
Trink Dairy produces the best tasting milk I have ever had! Trink Farm sits overlooking both Penzance and St Ives bay and is the home of the Knowles’ family and their cows. They produce milk which is not homogenised or standardised. This gives it exceptional flavour, allows your body to digest it much better, and it makes far superior frothy coffees and milkshakes! You can buy Trink milk from lots of places around St Ives, but you can also buy it on the farm. You can combine a trip to see the cows and milking with buying milk and other lovely produce from the Trink Farm shop.
8. Trevaskis Farm Shop
Trevaskis Farm Shop sells a wonderful array of local fresh produce. They have fresh fruit and vegetables, butchery, fishmongers, deli, dairy and bakery. You can also combine a trip to the shop with a visit to the farm, a meal in their restaurant (their puddings are sensational) or even pick your own fruit.
9. Splattenridden Farm Shop
What started out as a little veg box stall on the side of the road has grown into a wonderful farm shop. They stock a superb range of locally grown veg, flowers, bread, eggs, condiments. And they are the best place to buy fresh asparagus when it is in season, it's sensational!
Top tip for Halloween, Splattenridden do brilliant pick your own pumpkin weekends!
The Allotment Deli which was such a fabulous place to go for local produce, is no more! I've just added this here as I did have people asking why I hadn't included them.
Do you know any other places in the area which are great for buying local produce? We are always on the lookout to add new and interesting things to our blogs, so do email me to let me know any great additions.