Local food & drink

Essex Local Food Festival July Cressing Temple Barns

You'll find us championing Essex growers and producers in all our stores as part of our 'The Only Way Is Local' range.

A recent report stated that for every £100 spent in a local co-op an additional £40 is generated in revenue for local suppliers, so our members and customers can be confident that when they buy local food and drink they are supporting their region's economy too. We've been operating from the heart of Essex for over 150 years, and so selling items that are home-grown is ionly right. Plus, it tastes great too!

You can read a full list of our local suppliers HERE.

If you are a local producer and would like further details on becoming one of our suppliers, you can contact our Food Trading Manager, Stewart Linehan, on stewartl@chelmsfordstar.coop