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Cobs Bakery have been baking delicious additive-free bread in Cambridge for over fifteen years. When founder and head baker, Alan Ackroyd had to retire due to ill health in July 2018, the business was saved by another great Cambridge baking institution, Fitzbiliies.
Cobs now have a new head baker, Paul White, who brings with him many years of experience at the award-winning Hambleton Bakery in Rutland. He's developed and improved the sourdough recipes.
In October 2018, Fitzbillies revised the line-up of breads they bake. Cobs organic certification lapsed with Alan's retirement, but all the bread that we stock is baked with organic flour, sourced locally from either Marriages in Essex or Foster's Mill in Swaffham Prior. There are two loaves (the Olive and the Sun-dried tomato) that contain non-organic additions to the organic flour.
Haresield Farm is in Wiltshire and is run by Andrew Jackson. The welfare of the chickens is Andrews primary concern. Haresfield farm chickens are free range and can exercise their natural behaviour outdoors and enjoy a healthy diet that is free from chemical, GM ingredients and hormones.
The really special thing about Hodmedos peas and beans is that they are all grown in Britain, and quite often in the Eat Anglian region. These are all foods which were once a mainstay of the British diet, but have been marginalised by the commercial food industry. What they represent is a far more sustainable way of getting our protein: getting your potein from imported pulses, processed foods or meat is much less efficient. Hodmedods-a massive step towards a more sustainable diet.
We have preserves made by two great local makers:
Prospects Trust are one of our long-standing suppliers of organic produce. They are a charity farm, providing education and training to adults with learning disabilities. They've set up a great new commercial kitchen, where the co-workers can make jams from the fruit they grow on the farm.
Fen End Kitchen Country Kitchen is the brand under which long-standing veg box member, Heather Sturman, makes a great range of jams and chutneys in her home in Over. She produces small batches the old-fashioned way. Much of the fruit she uses for the jams come from gluts, which neighbours present her with.
None of these products are organic.
Organic and fair-trade soft drinks made from natural ingredients. The company has its own charitable foundation which supports projects in the areas where the fair-trade ingredients are produced. Their motto is: Drinking helps.
Recycled fuel logs made from the spent coffee we collect from local cafes.
Organic vegetables to order on top of what you receive in your vegetable box. If you are a Choice or Favourites box customers and want to select which vegetables you get within your box, go to your basket, and click the link to select your contents there.
Organic fruit to order on top of what you receive in your vegetable box. If you are a Choice or Favourites box customers and want to select which fruit you get within your box, go to your basket, and click the link to select your contents there.
The Choice Box Range gives you complete control over what goes in your box. You can select exactly what you want each week.
Decide which size of box you want to try and add it to your basket. Then go to your basket and click on 'Select your box items'. When you've made your selection, return to you basket and press 'Checkout your order'.
Montezuma's Organic Chocolates made in West Sussex
If you want a great selection of vegetables (and/or) fruit, but there are a few things you know you won't use, then the Dig In PLUS range offers the opportunity to set up three things to be excluded from your box on a permanent basis.
Make sure you don't end up wasting food by excluding the things you don't like.
Once you've added your chosen size to your basket, navigate to the basket and click on 'Manage your preferences'.
Based in Dulverton, Somerset this family business is committed to producting sustainable and ethical household cleaning and laundry products. Produced in small batches using pure Exmoor water, they are naturally effective with a powerful cleaning punch. They are flavoured with wonderful natural aromas from organic fair-trade essential oils. Fully biodegradeable, they are safe for people, animals and our water ecosystems.
Eco-friendly products for cleaning your home
The Thursday Cottage brand is well respected in the organic community as its founder, Pam Corbin, is widely acknowledged as one of the UK's leading authorities on jam making. You may know her better as 'Pam the Jam' and from her appearances alongside Hugh Fearnly-Whittingstall on his TV shows. She is also the author of the River Cottage jam book. More recently, the Tursday Cottage brand has been bought by Wilkinsons of Tiptree, Essex, so its now manufactured a bit more locally to us. As you'd
Provamel soya milk is an excellent alternative to dairy milk. Made with certified organic soya beans so it is guaranteed to be GM free, it is also a great source of protein.
The range of organic oils from Clearspring are both cold-pressed and unrefined, meaning they retain their key nutrients such as vitamin E, omega 3, omega 6 and omega 9 essential fatty acids. Great for cooking with or using as a base for dressings.
Savoursmith Crisps are made from potatoes that have been grown at Russell Smith Farms in Duxford. They are healthier than your average crisps. The rapeseed oil they are cooked in has lower saturated fat than other oils and is also rish in Omega 3, 6, 9 and Vitamin E. The flavourings are all natural and no MSG has been put in. The crisps are gluten free and two of the flavours are vegan.
Equal Exchange is a company we have an awful lot of time for. The ethics that underpin the company are totally sound and they are market leaders when it comes to Fairtrade organic products. Their teas are of a very high standard and you can drink them knowing that the producers who grew the tea received a fair price for their raw materials.
The new Dig In range is the central plank of our Dig in for Victory campaign. These are our best-value boxes with which we hope to bring a great selection of veg (and fruit) to as many people as possible.
We make the selection of what goes into these boxes without you having the opportunity to state preferences. That means we can control our stock levels and eliminate food waste – and pass on the savings to you. So as well being the best-priced boxes, they are also contribute most to our commitment to sustainability.
The range contains rebranded versions of our ever-popular Original boxes, but adds great value boxes in all sizes, either as veg-only boxes for fruit and veg boxes.
Beans of all types are fantastically healthy foods, being fat free and a great source of protein. They are versatile too, finding uses in soups, curries, chilli, casseroles and many other dishes. They can be a great substitute for meat in many dishes, either to replace altogether or to bulk out a small quantity of meat and make the dish a bit healthier. Biona's beans are tinned in water, with no added salt, so they can conveniently be used straight from the tin.
Apple juice from the heart of Herefordshire cider country, Carey Organic grew out of a desire to grow fruit and vegetables nature’s way.
Owned and run by the Soble family the farm was established in 2004 on 45 acres of gently sloping land by the River Wye.
The Cambridge Organic Food Company also provides a wholesale service to farm shops, delis, cafes and restaurants in and around Cambridge. Please contact us if you would like more details.