By bringing together your local producers in our 'hubs' we are able to support small independent enterprises and build a community of like minded traders and customers. We are challenging the widely accepted food systems of today which rely heavily on imported, plastic packaged, community exploiting and land damaging production methods and well travelled goods.
We believe the future lies in knowing where our produce comes from. We believe in fresh, seasonal, locally produced food, in ethically sourced dry goods, store cupboard essentials and zero waste cleaning products. We believe in humane, free range and natural farming methods and we believe local food and produce should be accessible to everyone!
Here are the people that make your kimchi or your bar of soap, grow your veggies, ferment your kombucha, bake your bread, roast your coffee... Get to know your producers.
We supply Nuts, Dried fruits, Traditional Turkish sweets, pastries, breads and other delicious grocery items.
We sell dry goods by weight via Kent Food Hubs Ashford and Folkestone. Goods are dispensed in paper bags, or recycled jars where appropriate. Certain liquids may be supplied in a suitable recycled plastic bottle where available/appropriate.
Barners Biscuits are lovingly handmade on the Kentish Coastline. We make it our priority to use the finest organic ingredients, sourced locally where possible. Barners celebrates the heritage of the biscuit at it's most British with a variety of traditional and contemporary flavours. Our biscuits are based on the well-loved shortbread, yet we have created a selection of Vegan biscuits using a creamy almond and coconut oil butter replacement, with no compromise of melt-in-your-mouthness. It's not easy going plastic free, but at Barners we believe that the more we open our minds to work around plastic, the closer we are to reforming our environment. For this reason, we have decided against using a sealed plastic bag to give our biscuits a long shelf life. This means that our fresh biscuits have a shorter shelf life, but are much fresher and more authentic in return
Bloss Coffee Company
Our Vision Like you, we care about quality products that are responsibly produced and ethically sourced, where farmers are celebrated and treated fairly. &Bloss has a vision for exquisite coffee that's produced and consumed sustainably. We have a goal of investing 5% of our net profit into the farming communities we buy from. &Bloss exists to make a generational impact. Our vision is for &Bloss to be synonymous with sustainability, and honouring people. This is why we source coffee and tea that is grown and harvested from natural forests rather than mono-crop plantations. This is why we focus on sustainable coffee processing methods that don’t pollute the local water systems. We feel responsible for the damage these products can cause communities and the environment.
Brunels Bakery is a family owned company named after the great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the great, great, great grandfather of the company founder.I. K. Brunel believed in producing quality and pushing the boundaries and that is our ethos.Our two chefs Megan and Stephanie have 30 years’ experience between them in a various number of restaurants, including Michelin starred. They have now joined their talents together with their total passion for the creation of Patisserie, Chocolaterie, Confectionary and Viennoiserie. Our company is based in Kent “The Garden of England”, so our chefs use locally grown fruit, therefore the seasons will influence our flavours. Our products contain no additives or preservatives, and are handmade with the purest chocolate available. Our chefs are also designing a range of gluten free and vegan options.We are proud to be British and proud to only use the finest and highest quality ingredients in our hand crafted range of products.
Carrington Foods Ltd.
Based in Faversham, Kent, Carrington’s started in the heart of the home; the kitchen. As a young boy, Dominic enjoyed helping his grandmother in the kitchen, it was here where he discovered his love of food and cooking. After a career as a chef, Dominic decided in 2007 to set up his own food stall serving great tasting vegetarian and vegan food at festivals, markets and private events. Finding it difficult to find the right sauces to accompany the food he was serving, Dominic decided to create his own using honest ingredients, vibrant flavours and a spicy kick. The result was Chillichup a deliciously versatile mild chilli sauce infused with a rich mix of spices and chillis. The sauce was an instant hit with his customers and they soon started asking to take some home with them. I wasn’t long before Dominic went on to create two more sauces, Hot Hot Chillichup and Shut up Chup. In 2014 Carrington Foods was established solely for the production of high quality sauces and preserves. Carrington Foods believes in selling its sauces through independent retailers, local markets and festivals to help support local businesses and the local food scene.
Cheesemakers of Canterbury
A team of local people, all passionate about what they do, work at our dairies in Dargate and Hastingleigh, using age-old methods to produce the finest cheeses from the finest local milks.
Jane Bowyer already had over 20 years in the dairy business under her belt when she established Cheesemakers of Canterbury in 2007. She knew from her own experience that Kent was a county boasting excellent milk, cream and butter but that it was limited in locally produced, naturally rinded unpasteurised cheeses.
A cheesemaking couple in Wiltshire who were planning to retire passed on their skills, equipment, and the traditional recipe for Ashmore cheese, which began life in a smallholders’ text book by the North of Scotland College of Agriculture. Jane’s old dairy at Lamberhurst Farm, Dargate was fully refurbished and her small but merry band of “blessed cheesemakers” got down to work. Six months later, the first batch was ready to go to market.
Today our Ashmore cheeses continue to be made traditionally by hand from the unpasteurised milk of British Friesian cows, collected in our own tanker from nearby Debden Farm in Petham.
The naturally rinded hard Ashmore varieties have been joined by a hard goat’s cheese developed from the same recipe. Kelly’s Canterbury Goat is made from local goat’s milk from Ellie’s Dairy in Wychling. We also have a growing soft cow’s, goat’s and sheep’s cheese range, including Bowyer’s, Chaucers and Dumpy.
Debonair Tea Company Ltd
Debonair Tea Company are accredited tea experts based in Kent. We long believed it was possible to make high quality tea more accessible - at an honest price point - and set upon our mission to make exceptional tea a daily pleasure back in 2014. We create and source teas and infusions look good, smell beautiful and taste great with an emphasis on accessible loose leaf enjoyment; the most environmentally friendly way to enjoy them. Nonetheless, some of our best-selling teas are available in compostable pyramid bags produced in Europe, rather than Japan, to massively reduce the carbon footprint of these products. Our packaging is also sustainable.
Eckley Farms, Pure Kent
Soil conservation is a top priority on our family farm. We use a variety of techniques to increase soil health, from satellite technology to steer the tractors, to growing a wide variety of cover and companion crops, which increase biodiversity above and below ground. Our Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oils and Stoneground Flours are Great Taste and Taste of Kent Award winners.
Edible Kingdom Ltd.
Food needs to nourish us in more than one way. Obviously, it needs to give us the nutrients our bodies need to function. However, it also needs to contribute to our quality of life. It can do so by pleasing our taste buds. It can do so by healing our natural environments (that we depend on for our sustenance). It can do so by connecting us to the place we call home. By choosing to cook, sell, and eat Edible Kingdom mushrooms you are supporting a business that cares deeply about the eco-social environments it is part of.
The Coffee Shed Ltd
We can supply freshly roasted bean or ground coffee, fully compostable Nespresso compatible pods, soon to be adding a range of teas and hot chocolate.
Handmaidens Soap Company
Made from natural skin loving ingredients, our products are vegan & cruelty free. Our soap bars are handmade in small batches and are hand-cut & finished.
Celebrating the seasons and harnessing nature's bounty, we put good skin food in our bars. Using natural inclusions like Oats, Coconut Milk, Natural Clays and Charcoal in our Skin Remedy Soaps.
Our Solid Ayurvedic Shampoo bars offer a plastic free, chemical free alternative to liquid shampoos containing wonderful ayurvedic botanicals, including Neem, Alma, Gota Kola and natural Henna to name a few.
Also in our range of products we hand make Solid Conditioner bars ~ Shaving soaps ~ Bath Truffle Melts - Bath Bombs - Body Scrubs
We offer all of our solid bar products in Plastic free, Eco conscious packaging with recycled paper labels.
I Am Natural Organic Skincare
Pure, honest & inspired by nature....
At I Am Natural you'll discover affordable organic skincare that is superfood for your skin.
You'll enjoy a range of fresh skincare that utilitises the powerful nutrients in plant-based ingredients and delivers them straight to your skin, for heavenly results. You'll benefit from specialist organic skincare that is devised to combat blocked pores, uneven skin tone, dryness and the challenges to our skin as we age.
Everything is strictly cruelty-free and 100% vegan, forever, no if's or buts. You'll be delighted to know that everyone in the I Am Natural team is vegan too, and together we formulate the finest, most incredible plant-based skincare by hand in our aromatherapy kitchen in the Kent countryside.
Independent Trotters have been supplying high-quality pork meat products to customers in Maidstone and the surrounding areas for more than 13 years. Our free range pedigree pigs graze and forage on the North Downs. They are born, cared for and live in the open air all their lives. Our range of gluten free sausages are scratch-made and all our pork products are packaged in eco friendly packaging.
JuicyPedlar strives to provide a healthy and nutritious juice freshly made for your convenience. Packed full with over 650g of fresh veggies and fruits - and each juice is heavy on the veggies - a JuicyPedlar juice will more than cover your 5 a day and put you on the good foot to healthy choices, symptomatic relief and disease prevention. No dead sugars. No added water or additives. Just 100% cold pressed juice. A healthy outside starts with feeding a healthy inside. All produce is sourced locally and juiced with mindfulness so that you are getting optimum energy and goodness with every juice. JuicyPedlar juice has a 5 day fridge shelf life and can be frozen for optimal ease of use for home consumption. As a nation we are over fed and under nourished - JuicyPedlar juices are a fuss free step to a balanced and healthy lifestyle. All the goodness - none of the nasties!
J R Farm Meats
Based just outside Canterbury, our farm produces free range chickens, and we are the main abattoir for Kent.
Karimix UK Limited
Karimix is dedicated towards bringing back the creativiity & simplicity in cooking. For the perfect blend of fusion & tradition, cook with Karimix products.
Many are vegan/vegetarian accredited by The Vegetarian Society, gluten and dairy-free, using the finest GM free ingredients with no artificial additives.
Karimix is a great taste award winning independent producer in Kent, with passionate commitment towards invention & authentic flavours, specialises in bringing the traditional aromas & fusion flavours into the modern kitchen.
Karly's Kitchen makes a range of jams, chutneys and pickles using homegrown, locally sourced ingredients as far as possible. All are made by hand in small batches with a special interest in creating new and exciting flavour combinations.
Kent Food Hubs Pantry
Kent Food Hubs Pantry aims to supply you with what our local producers can’t. For instance your tinned good, stock cubs and tahini. We started KFHs Pantry with our goal of making those trips to the chain supermarkets less frequent. We buy from local wholesale suppliers with the ethics of the product in mind - whether that be the packaging or it being an organic version. Suggestions are always welcome.
Lily's Social Kitchen CIC
Lily's is a social enterprise which not only reconstitutes food surplus into tasty cakes, bakes, preserves and meals but also employs a workforce of people who face barriers to employment to make this produce. This includes people with disabilities and/or autism, serving or ex offenders and people who have been vulnerably housed. Our commercial business means we can provide meaningful work experience, paid work and opportunities which increase skills and confidence. We wish to showcase the skills, talents and employability of these individuals with our delicious, fresh foods
We are a small family run business based in Folkestone specialising in fermented and probiotic foods. For many years we have been interested in nutrition and healthy eating, recently we have developed a passion for the incredible health benefits and flavours of live foods. Whenever possible we source organic and local ingredients All our products are vegetarian / vegan
We take carefully selected ingredients and turn them into tempting treats for your pets. Inspired by our very own Dotty & Misty, we have created wholesome recipes for biscuits, cupcakes & more. We also create doggy bandanas, seasonal gifts and bespoke birthday cakes.
More Tasty Crumbs
From our kitchen to your door. More Tasty Crumbs cookie dough is ready to bake as soon as you are ready for cookies. 12-15 mins in the oven from frozen and you'll have tasty gooey cookies perfect with a cuppa or ice cream.
My Wild Jars
My Wild Jars started out with my love of making my own pickles and testing them out on friends and family. Inspired by the producers I met through Kent Food Hubs and the amazing Kentish produce around me. I set to work making a range of pickles that sit outside the box and make the other jars in the fridge look a little lacklustre.
I make all My Wild Jars in my kitchen in Ashford, usually listening to a podcast, and where possible I use organic and local products. I like to experiment with flavours I forage to create unique small-batch preserves. I believe strongly in reducing food waste, all waste, and using zero plastic.
I have 3 aims with My Wild Jars:
To share my jars with people as I take joy in making them, and it makes my heart warm when people like them.
To inspire people to create their own recipes to share with their tribe (and me!)
To educate our community in the art of finding ways to preserve local and foraged food and to live more gently through rewilding.
There is comfort in a collection of jars, so join me as I fill mine and inspire you to fill your own wild jars.
North Downs Real Food Co
We at North Downs Real Food produce the finest grass-fed beef snacks for people who like their food a little bit down to earth.
Not For Humans Pet Boutique
Located at 53 The Old High Street 'Not For Humans' will be selling unique handmade pet gifts, soft furnishings and eco-friendly, sustainable products from local and national suppliers. Debbie Convery, the owner of 'Not For Humans', has over 18 years retail experience in selling products to Humans and was inspired by the animal lovers of Folkestone to open a shop boutique for pets (and their Human owners) When Debbie's dog Brenda ran off from her new home in Folkestone in 2018 Debbie met hundreds of pet owners who were concerned for Brenda and helped in the search. Luckily Brenda was found safe and close to home trapped in a garden of a derelict building after 5 days. She became the most famous dog in Folkestone and even made a celebrity appearance at a dog show in Sandgate.
Plurenden Manor Farm
Family run farm producing multi award winning milk & dairy products situated in the heart of The Garden of England, Kent, offering doorstep delivery.
Rebel Farmer uses permaculture principles and regenerative methods to produce completely chemical free produce from a micro-farm in Kents Area of Outstanding National Beauty near the Wye Downs. Rebel Farmer uses a No-Dig method and builds his own soil by composting local waste products such as animal muck, bedding and fleece, spent mushroom waste, tree chippings, oak sawdust and even the waste of local breweries. Rebel Farmer mimics nature and promotes biodiversity above and below ground by using this compost and guilds of planting to grow with the natural power of companion planting to avoid all use of chemicals. Rebel Farmer promotes and educates locally on Seasonal local produce and its importance in reparing the landscape avoiding climate change and building community resilience. All pots sold are reclaimed, returnable and recyclable. All other packaging is compostable and sourced as locally as possible. Rebel Farmer is always on hand with growing advice loves to answer questions an is available for workshops, parties and as a consultant on all things green
Salata is a family run business based in Ashford Town Center. Our aim is to make healthy eating convenient We serve feesh, tasty , whole foods with filling portions.
Simply Ice Cream
Simply Ice Cream make luxury icecream and sorbets by hand in over 30 award winning flavours using natural ingredients locally sourced where possible. Vegetarian society approved, gluten free (for most flavours) and vegan friendly in the sorbet range there is something for everyone. Based in the heart of Kent we use double cream, milk and sugar to create a rich indulgent icecream unlike any other on the market. Home made additions such as Honeycomb, fresh kentish soft fruits and partnering with other local producers such as Fudge Kitchen for our peanut brittle and coffee and cobnut fudge flavours our icecreams are as natural as possible without preservatives, additives or stabilisers added.
Our wine list (thanks @bittenwritten) comprises interesting growers and winemakers, from classic regions such as the northern Rhone and superstars like Maxime Graillot in Crozes-Hermitage, to lesser seen appellations and quirkier, boutique wineries such as Carsten Migliarina in Stellenbosch. We also have local Chapel Down wines. Our winemakers share an ethos around growing the best grapes possible and translating this quality into the bottle.
Our traditional and craft beers offer something for everyone, from hoppy IPAs to chocolatey stouts, refreshing lagers to nutty porters and fruity sours to juicy saisons. Kentish ciders include several classic apples as well as rhubarb, elderflower and pear ciders.
A small but perfectly formed list of our favourite cocktails includes negroni, margarita, espresso martini, white russian and bloody mary.
Teastones Tea Brewers
Teastones is an Artisan Tea Co. based in Folkestone Kent UK, headed by Sev we opened our doors in 2019 and now ship our fabulous luxury loose leaf tea blends throughout the UK. At Teastones we package our creative teas such as Jaffa Cake, Sith Lord & Flu Funk in our Mixery situated in the Iconic Creative Quarter of Folkestone by the Quirky Old High Street. We are very proud of our range of teas from decadent Creme Brulee to Mojo wellness teas. Using eco friendly pouches there is no plastic swimming in your mug from teabags & tea and ingredients are all ethically sourced. Come and say Hello if you are in our part of the world!
the wonky parsnip
Based in Canterbury, Kent we grow as many variety's of super tasty veg, salads and herbs as we possibly can. In just under 2 acres we produce a huge bounty of over 150 different things selling to restaurants, the public, running a veg box scheme and our own on the farm kitchen.
Urban Farmer Ltd
Urban farmer is an organisation aiming to instigate and facilitate a positive shift in culture around food production and consumption. We will achieve this through education and by providing both simple and high tech solutions to in-home food production.
Walmestone Growers Limited
Growing a wide range of Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, Herbs, Lettuce, Courgettes, Fennel, Celery and other salad crops. All our produce is grown without artificial insecticides and we grow in harmony with nature as much as possible.
Wild Bread Bakehouse
The award-winning Wild Bread Bakehouse has been based in Faversham, Kent since 2013
We specialise in hand-crafted Real sourdough bread made using stoneground, organic English grains and other organic, natural ingredients. All our products are naturally leavened with wild yeasts and contain no added bakers yeast.
Organic stoneground flour, water and natural sea salt - just three simple ingredients are all that we use to create what we believe is the best bread you can sink your teeth into. The way it was originally made thousands of years ago!
The long, natural fermentation process maximises the nutritional value, digestibility and keeping quality of every loaf, and creates an exceptional, tangy flavour and moist, chewy crumb.
We are passionate about baking for our community and are proud members of the Real Bread Campaign & Produced in Kent.
We are a home grown and new British condiment brand.
All our products are good for your gut and brain, but are also planet kind. We only bottle in glass and we keep a close eye on food miles. Sourcing most of our ingredients from the UK, or as close to home as possible.
We launched Wonderchup Tomato Ketchup in 2018 as the only other ketchups we could find for our family were full or salt or sugar or other highly processed or complicated ingredients.
As ketchup is ubiquitous, we saw this a positive opportunity to create a sea change in the condiment market and do a lot of good along the way. We have a range planned but are focussed on our Tomato Ketchup to start with. So, to make our ketchup stand out against the rest and the healthiest ketchup possible, we also added 30% NRV vitamins B6, B9, B12, D3 + E to add extra goodness to every dollop.
If you are cooking delicious fresh food, we feel the last thing you should add to your plate is something disingenuous. Solutogenesis is what we are all about. Accentuate the positive and add extra love to you food
Pure, unpasteurised kombucha with all the good stuff & health benefits! Artisan made in small batches from my home in Bilsington, Kent with only the best ingredients that I can source.
To make my kombucha, I use single-origin loose leaf teas which have been forest-foraged in Thailand, organic cane sugars (transformed during fermentation), filtered water and organic herbs & fruits where possible because I believe that kombucha can only be as good as the ingredients with which it’s brewed.
We sell herbal teas locally in Folkestone, Kent
Docker Fermentation Ltd
We aim to produce exceptional sourdough breads using the best ingredients and traditional methods to develop flavour and texture. Our bread is for sale both from us at the bakery and at local shops. We also supply wholesale for restaurants, pubs & and cafes. Our beers lean towards the modern Pales and IPAs coming from the USA with light malt and hop forward characteristics.
On Hand Essentials
Local, Sustainable, Ethically Sourced - Store Cupboard Essentials Supplied to The Folkestone Hub
Coconut yoghurt & kefir made in Folkestone. All products are made with organic coconut in small batches, and fermented over 48h to create yoghurts and kefir packed with live cultures and rich flavours. All our products are free from any added sugar, preservatives flavourings. About Kefir is a fermented milk (coconut) drink made with kefir 'grains' (not actually a grain) which are symbiotic mixture of yeast & bacteria, that originated in the Caucasus Mountains of West Asia. It contains higher levels and varieties of friendly bacteria than your regular yogurt. It is similar to yogurt – but a drink with a slight ‘fizz’, containing up to three times the amount of probiotics inside. The yoghurts are also made with organic coconut and blended with some tapioca starch (non-organic) for a thicker and creamier consistency. There are plain and fruit options. The fruit in our products has been grown in Kent and is spray free.
The Vegan Habit
We are The Vegan Habit! After running local Folkestone cafe Beano’s Vegetarian for 8 years, my husband Pete and I decided it was time to follow our heart and go all Vegan. We have embarked on a new venture to supply amazing vegan food! Here we offering fantastic cakes and sweet treats for vegans and non vegans alike..... Caketastic!!
RE:STOCK Kent's mission is to end single use plastic and promote zero waste, earth-positive lifestyles
RE:STOCK is for everyone. We are here to help you reduce your waste and your impact on the environment, whichever way you choose - because we know you've got what it takes.
We aim to be Folkestone's first eco-friendly ZERO WASTE REFILL SHOP.
We currently stock branded, tinned and bottled basics to help us through this confusing time of pandemic, social distancing and queues. To achieve our mission, RE:STOCK will gradually provide affordable, high quality plastic-free, low waste and ethically produced food, drink and household items (including gluten-free, vegan and organic).
If you are a local ethical producer of food, drink or household products who share our values and would like us to sell your products, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.