A not-very-comprehensive list of the people and places where I buy food locally

Godmersham Game, a small family run Game Dealers located at Mystole nr Canterbury who have been trading for the past 8 years attending farmers markets in Kent and London. The majority of the game they sell is from within the boundaries of Kent and is all wild. They are the current Taste of Kent Awards “Kent Meat Retailer of the Year” having won this for the past 2 years voted for by their customers.
Contact: Phil Miles
Tel: 07870 656967

The Goods Shed, Station Road West, Canterbury – Open Tues-Sat 9-7, Sunday 10-4, closed Mondays. A cornucopia of food and drink and one of my favourite places in the county

Hollowshore Fisheries (aka Bluey) – open Fri and Sat 10-4
Fishermans’ Yard, Oare Halt,
Kent ME13 0PY

Syndale Farm (Asparagus and cherries in season) – open Tues-Sunday 10-4 (plus there’s an honesty box)
Faversham Road, ME13 0RJ

Macknade Fine Foods – open Monday-Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-4
Selling Road, Faversham ME13 8XF also at 3/4 West Street Faversham, ME13 7JE

Seymour Stevens, Luddenham Court (Lamb and Beef) – open Thurs- Sunday 10-4 (closes at 1 on Sunday)
Luddenham, Nr Faversham ME13 0TH

A J Barkaway (Butchers) – open Tues – Sat, also online ordering available.
6 West Street, Faversham ME13 7JE

S.W.Doughty butchers and more. Doddington 01795 886255 open Tues-Sat

Canterbury Butcher at the Goods Shed. You can find Carl the head butcher on Twitter @canterbury_meat

Cheesemakers of Canterbury – whist I tend to buy most of my cheeses from Macknade, you can go to the Goods Shed where these guys sell direct. I featured Winterdale Shaw at the July supper club, more info here

Ellie’s dairy for wonderful fresh goats’ milk cheese and goat curd which I buy at Macknade or from Cheesemakers of Canterbury

Possibly the best ice-cream I have tasted for years, a great selection of flavours and wonderful texture Simply Ice Cream

Opies – Based in Sittingbourne and producing everything from pickled walnuts to gherkins, syrups for your coffee and cherries for cocktails. Available at most supermarkets. very kindly supplied the walnuts for the menu on 24th November

I often decorate the tables with flowers from my own garden, but when stocks are low I can recommend Jane at Graham Greener in Whitstable and Charlotte at Lotty’s Flowers in Faversham