Food & Local Produce 

We strongly encourage the production and consumption of local foodstuffs - fresh, seasonal, healthy, food that hasn't had to be transported from zillions of miles away. The following are resources to help you buy locally or grow your own.   Also visit our Community Food Garden.

Enjoy visiting and supporting our local Farm Shops 

Dunsley Farm Shop, London Road, Tring, HP23 6HA 
Veg and fruit; free range hen and duck eggs; fresh chickens (to order); local turkeys at Christmas; local chutney, rapeseed oil, apple juice, cheeses; homemade cakes, pastries, pies and soups. 

P E Mead & Sons Farm Shop, Wilstone Green, Wilstone, HP23 4NT

Meat and free-range eggs; vegetables; apple juice from own or locally-grown apples; Chiltern cold pressed rapeseed oil. 

Grooms Farm, Ford End, Ivinghoe

Home-produced meat, eggs, poultry and vegetables.

Chiltern Ridge, Old Sax Lane, Chartridge, HP5 2TB 

Apple juice; seasonal lamb and pork; free range eggs.

Pecks Farm Shop, Stockwell Farm, Eggington, LU7 9PA

Kings Farm Shop, Loudwater Farm, Nash Lee End, Wendover, HP22 6BH

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Visit Tring Farmers Market 
 

Held in Church Square every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, Tring Farmers Market started in 1999 to promote local food for local people.  Since then it established a reputation as a really friendly shopping experience.

A variety of stallholders offer a full range of produce including: meat, eggs, bacon, cakes, biscuits, preserves, pies, vegetables, cheese, fish, plants, jewellery, crafts and much more.

Why not grow your own?

This is a bit of a win-win! 

We're not proposing self sufficiency, or digging up the football pitch, and you don't even have to have a garden.

If you've not done it before, it's surprisingly easy and it will save money, taste better and be better for you too.

You can start small - perhaps with a few herbs in a pot and take it from there. 

How to start "growing your own"

10 foods you can grow in your house or garden​  An article originally intended to help students save money - so it must be easy.

 

Grow your own food for free  This is a few years old now but has loads of advice starting in a cheap and simple way.  No excuses!

 

RHS guide to Grow Your Own   If you get the bug this site updates weekly with tasks lists.  They even have a grow your own app for your phone.

 

If you really get the bug you might even consider an allotment.  Find out more at the Tring Allotments Association

Of course you can find our more by coming and chatting to us in Tring's own Community Food Garden  

Try Seasonal Offerings

Ford End Watermill, Ivinghoe, doesn't operate every week (check their site) ​but sell fresh wholemeal flour when they do.

Grove Road Farm PYO, also near Ivinghoe, offer over 30 different fruit and veg in their seasons.  Pick your own ensures freshness and low cost. 

Join the Community

The Wiggington Community Shop and Cafe was established in 2019 at the Sports Ground. 

It sells a wide range of local produce, and delicious cakes and bakes, including vegan and gluten-free, supplied by small artisan bakers from the village.

Cheers! 

Tring Brewery, on London Rd, Tring, produces a range of fine beers, has won environmental awards and their shop also sells other local produce, including cider.

 

Puddingstone Distillery, the Artisan Workshops, Wilstone, are our very own creators of craft gins and offer tours and activities. 

Other great local suppliers

 

Try Healthfare on the High Street for healthy foods, refillable products, supplements and advice.

Beachwood Café and delicatessen on Frogmore Street offer Fairtrade products and delicious handmade cakes.

 

Waterton Butchers, on Dolphin Square, offer fresh meats including local venison in season.

Support FairTrade in Tring 
 

Justice and Peace Tring have done a fantastic job of driving support for Fair Trade.  They helped Tring become a Fairtrade Town and have maintained a brilliant list of all local businesses that sell Fair Trade products.  

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