Our suppliers – using local wherever possible

Metfield Stores is proud to use local produce and local suppliers where possible. We believe in reinvesting in the area.

Local sourcing is about being at the heart of the local community. We define local products as those that are made, grown or reared where we live. We look for goods that have a local taste or delicacy. We feel our customers recognise this and thereby create a demand for these special items. If you are interested in supplying Metfield stores with local produce, please get in touch. 

Delicious bread – including sourdough – from a range of local suppliers is very popular and can be ordered weekly for you. Ask at the shop. And have you tried our hot sausage rolls, pies and pasties (veggie and vegan as well)? Extremely popular as a lunchtime snack, they tend to go like hot, well, like hot sausage rolls!

At the same time, we always have in stock affordable ranges of the more run-of-the-mill essentials. We aim to offer something for everyone, whatever your budget. If there’s something you can’t see in the shop but would like to buy on a regular basis, just ask the volunteer on shift.

Current list of local product and suppliers

Adnams, Southwold LOCALSelection of beers and ales
Aldertree LOCALIce creams
John Bedwell LOCALSalt tablets
Bobby’sSweets, crisps etc
BookerGeneral groceries and store cupboard items
Cantley Farm LOCALEggs
KW Clarke Butchers LOCALFresh & frozen meat, hams, bacon,
mince, burgers, sausages etc.
Cleveley’s LOCALCheese, dairy products, hummus, etc
CPS fuels LOCALLogs and kindling
Fenn FarmLOCALBaron Bigod cheese
Filo and Twine LOCALSourdough bread
Foulgers DairyLOCALMilk etc.
Goodies LOCALSausage rolls, ready meals
Halesworth Pet Store LOCALBird seed
Local authorsLOCALA range of books by local authors
Waveney MushroomsLOCALMushrooms
Mr FruityLOCALFruit and Veg
Olde Barne Bakery LOCALBread
Rooster CardsLOCALAll types of greetings cards, postcards, artists’ cards
Royal MailPostage stamps
Schoones, Andrew LOCALHoney
SpringvaleLOCALBiscuits and cakes
Stradbroke BakeryLOCALCakes etc.
Suffolk Wildlife TrustLOCALChristmas cards
Suma WholefoodsOrganic grains, pulses, dried fruit, nuts etc.
St Peter’s Brewery LOCALSpeciality beers
Tartz Cakes and BakesLOCALWonderful lemon and orange drizzle cakes,
chocolate brownies, bakewell tarts etc.
Thomas RidleyLOCALCroissants, jams
Wakelyns Bakery LOCALSourdough bread