Small Specialist Food Producers

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Chocolatiers, honey makers, pie and cake makers, smokeries; the list is endless. These types of producers have always existed, but a unique set of circumstances have caused these types of niche food makers to increase rapidly. The current economic squeeze has meant many families have had to seek a second income. Where ten or twenty years ago they would have struggled to find a market for their wares, the internet now provides this. For some products, such as food, we still prefer to see and touch before we buy, but the gap between online and offline is narrowing, and this allows more and more specialist food producers to compete for our food budgets. For us as consumers, the more the merrier.

Some food businesses fit comfortably into a given category, such as fish and chip shop, or farmers market. Others are more difficult to define, so rather than create myriad categories with one or two businesses in each, we have grouped them together into a category we are calling Specialist Foods and Small Producers of Shrewsbury and Shropshire.

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Appleyards

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One of those delicatessens that makes you stop outside and gaze in through the window. Filled with cured meats, cheeses, jars of olives and a whole lot more. A Shrewsbury institution.
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Aroma Tea and Coffee Merchants

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Great little shop opposite St Mary's Church and next to Drapers Restaurant. You can smell the coffee from across the street. They do not serve coffee, but sell beans, powder, tea and more.
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Chic Chocolate

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Independent chocolate shop which aims to provide the local area with the world's finest chocolate in its various forms. Great place to go to get chocolate gifts for birthdays.
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A Pie and A Pint

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A Delicious Selection of Fresh Handmade Pies Combined with Tasty Shropshire Real Ales that can be delivered to your door. A great concept and they even do birthday cake replacement pies.
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Shropshire Smokery

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Artisan Smokehouse, smoking food products to order.
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Kellys Cake Creations

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Specialist cakes and cupcakes for weddings, birthdays, Christenings and more.
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Pure Shropshire Honey

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Shropshire Honey produces pure, untreated, unblended honey, extracted from hives in Shropshire. Often available from the market in Shrewsbury. Seriously good honey.
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Wroxeter Roman Vineyard

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Farm shop and cafe. Wroxeter Roman Vineyard produce excellent British wines, as well as chutneys and other food items. They have a shop in Shrewsbury at Christmas but you can visit them any time of year.
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Great Ness Oil

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Cold pressed extra virgin rapeseed oil. Grown, pressed and bottled on Great Ness Farm. Just half the saturated fat of olive oil and it has much higher Omega 3 content.
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Stokes of Ellesmere

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Tantalise your tastebuds with the original Ellesmere Sausages and Pork Pies - all handmade the traditional way. Made from an exclusive 100 year old recipe the sausages are made with local pork and natural casing and are free from preservatives and artificial additives. Available from Farmers Markets on Fridays, Ellesmere Market on Tuesday.
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Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre

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Designed to be a regional centre of excellence, the food centre provids incubator units for start-up food producers as well as long term retail units for more established food companies. Run by Heart of England Fine Foods.
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Petton Preserves

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Jams, chutneys and honey, all made within the walled garden of the fine Petton Hall, north of Shrewsbury.
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Mukaase Food

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Producer of African Caribbean foods including sauces, spices and Ghanaian family favourites. You will often find them selling store cupboard jars and serving up hot food at the Farm markets.
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Brompton Cookery School

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Cookery school and dining room, owned and run by celebrity chef Marcus Bean and his team.
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Tern Valley Vineyard

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A shop will be followed by a winery when the vineyard is fully productive.In the meantime, the wines are on sale by appointment from the vineyard. Highly recommended.
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Organic Smoke House

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All of our smoking is carried out without any mechanical intervention using the traditional 'draft method' with air-dried, naturally fallen, Shropshire Oak. It is a slow process, giving a greater depth of flavour to our products.
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Shropshire Country Oils

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Cold pressed rapeseed oil grown and produced in South Shropshire. A delicious alternative to olive oil.
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Smoke and Pickle

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Soups, Sauces, Potted Fish, Potted Cheese, Desserts and Cakes.
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Shropshire Spice Company

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A range of dips, spice blends and stuffing mixes.
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Bobsbees

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Small apiary near Shrewsbury supplying both set honey and golden runny honey.
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Salop Pickle Works

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Manufacturer of pickled products.
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Gluten Free Living Shrewsbury

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Shop within the market hall specialising in gluten free food products.
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The Shed Coffee Shop

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Antiques shop with a coffee shop attached.
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