Key to Symbols

Note that we have made use of symbols / abbreviations to assist you should you be looking for a particular category of food or business. However, we recommend you read the full description in order to appreciate the full range and diversity of what businesses offer.

The format of each entry is as follows:

  • Business name
  • Address and contact details
  • A description of what makes the business special
  • Symbols denoting type of business, as follows:
Primary Producer Farmer / grower, where the product is grown / reared locally (for example meat, vegetables) and must be available direct from the producer or through local outlets. Some processing may be involved.
Secondary Producer – Manufacturer / processor, where the final product arises from a significant level of processing, but at least one of the ingredients is grown or reared within the defined area (for example pickles, jams, meat products). The final product must be available direct from the producer or through local outlets.

Producers will also have one or more of these three codes appended:

On-site sales products available from producer’s address, subject to hours of opening etc.
Off-site sales via other outlets
Other sales methods see description
Farm shop a shop located on a farm selling the farm’s own produce, plus often a range of other products from other local producers
Farmers Market or Local Produce Market where local producers have their own stalls
Box scheme or other home delivery format
Other shop or retail outlet, where there is clear evidence that the business actively seeks to source products / ingredients as locally as possible
Catering business including pubs, restaurants, caf├ęs, home-catering, where there is clear evidence that the business actively seeks to source products / ingredients as locally as possible.

(For the last two categories products / ingredients may thus legitimately come from beyond the coverage area.)

Symbols denoting main categories of locally-produced food, and other special features of the business, as follows:

Beer, wine and other alcoholic drinks
Bread, cakes, biscuits and other baked goods
Chocolates and other confectionery
Dairy products, including milk, cheese, yoghurt, ice cream etc
Eggs
Fish
Honey
Fruit juices and other non-alcoholic drinks
Meat and meat products
Not meaningful to specify particular food categories for example a catering business with a culture of local sourcing
Preserves, for example jams, chutneys etc
Cereals, flour, pasta, vegetable oils and seeds
Soups
Vegetables, fruit, herbs and mushrooms
At least some products are certified organic
Home deliveries or home catering offered
On-line sales facility
Pick Your Own facility

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