THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT. Until it is finalised – please do not share this page with people outside the core GTC group.
Some introductory text will go here to tell readers what is included in the directory and the criteria for inclusion.
Draft criteria (to be agreed):
- Within a roughly 10 mile radius of Crowborough
- Only include businesses that have shared their sustainability practices on their websites
- Should we ask the businesses if they want to be included before we add them?
Tips to Eat Sustainably
Some of the things are:
- eat seasonally
- buy local fruit & vegetables
- eat less meat & dairy particularly red meat / or eat more plants
- reduce food waste (link to post on GTC website for our top tips)
- look for fish with the MSC label
- cut-out perishables shipped by air freight
- reduce the amount of processed food you buy
- look at the ingredients for things like unsustainable Palm Oil
Either an email address (such as email@example.com) or form will be given so people can contact us to suggest additions or modifications.
Cheeses made in Mayfield from locally sourced milk. Suitable for vegetarians. Sell via their online shop.
Family run, single estate vineyard at Eridge Green producing a range of luxury sparkling wines.
Organic Farm Shop between Lye Green and Groombridge. They sell a wide variety of their own certified organic vegetables, plus a wide range of organic fruit & vegetables, local organic dairy, meat, eggs & apple juices, organic dried goods, ice creams & local honey.
Located just outside Mayfield on Newick Lane, Hen on the Gate at Clayton Organic Farm produces award winning organic eggs, which are available from the farm gate (honesty box) and also at selected shops around East Sussex. Organic wine is in production now, from vineyards planted from 2017 onwards, and will be available soon.
Your local Farmers Market is held on the fourth Saturday of every month 9am to 1pm in the car park of the social club on Croft Road.
Twenty-four acres of vineyards - mostly at Horsmonden in Kent, with a smaller vineyard next to their winery at Rotherfield. They produce organic wines, sold online (free delivery to Crowborough) and also available in Crowborough Waitrose.
Vineyard between Crowborough and Hadlow Down. Sells wines online. Camping, vineyard tours and hosts events.
Producers of sparkling wines from their vineyards at Mayfield.
Brews a 5% Pale Ale.
Horsegrove Farm is a 100-acre family farm in Rotherfield. They produce cuts of meat from their Dexter cattle, Wiltshire horn sheep and locally bred pigs. They sell at the farm Saturday mornings 11-1pm.
Fruit farm and farm shop. Located about two miles north of Crowborough going towards Eridge, on the west side of the A26.
Lynne's Organic Farm is an organic smallholding. The farm is fully organic, certified by the Soil Association since 2007. They produce organic pork, eggs and fruit & vegetables, all available in their small Farm Shop.
Mousehall is a family-run distillery and winery situated between Mayfield and Wadhurst in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They produce Mousehall Sussex Dry Gin, Wildflower Honey and in the near future still and sparkling wines. Mousehall Distillery & Winery will be open for tours and tastings from Summer 2023.
Located in Buxted, Oast Farm is a family-run fruit farm, they sell their own fruit & juices and other locally-sourced produce. Daily special, sandwiches & cakes available in their Cafe.
Apple orchard and farm shop in Hartfield.
Plaw Hatch Farm is a 500-acre farm near Sharpthorne. It has been a biodynamic farm for 40 years and is owned by a charitable trust.
Producing native breeds of cattle and sheep, Renhurst Farm sell from their farm shop at Mark Cross and local farmers markets.
Each spring they offer freshly cut asparagus alongside homegrown free-range pork, lamb and goat meat. The farm shop open every Wednesday to Saturday from 10am and daily during the asparagus season (May and June).
Steve's Bees in Crowborough produce local wildflower honey. They also sell lip & hand balm, candles and host Bee Experience Days. Their products are available via their online shop and the honey is for sale at Crowborough Pop Up Markets.
Winner of BBC Food and Farming Award 2022. An organic not-for-profit farm in Forest Row with a shop & cafe (spring & summer). Delivery is free on orders over £100.
Wildwood is a family-owned vineyard located just outside Eridge.