If we shop local, spend local and love local we can help our own local economy to bounce back from the effects of COVID-19. Here are three brilliant, independent food and drink businesses that you can support today.
Scrummys at the Barn
If a business has the word Scrummy in the name then there’s a very good chance it has delicious things going on, and that is very much the case here.
Based on a farm in Yoxall, Scrummys sets out to support other small businesses by selling local ales, lagers and ciders along with craft gin.
Scrummys at the Barn has also partnered with a wine merchant in Barton-under-Needwood to source a selection of unique wines that you definitely won’t find in your local supermarket.
We also recommend checking out the range of handmade and finished cards and small gifts created by local crafters.
Woodmill Farm Barns, Yoxall, Staffordshire, DE13 8PG
Sugar Coated Kitten
An online gluten-free sweetshop, Lichfield-based Sugar Coated Kitten was set up by founder and owner Helen just 18 months ago after she was diagnosed with coeliac disease.
The aim was to help people with similar dietary needs enjoy a little bit of luxury and an extra-special sweet treat.
All of the sweets are 100% gluten free and there is no risk of cross contamination as all sweets are stored, picked and packed in a gluten free environment.
Dairy free, vegetarian and vegan varieties are also available.
Visit www.sugarcoatedkitten.co.uk to find out more.
Three Pillars Wine
If you live in the beautiful village of Eccleshall then you’re very lucky to be able to stroll to independent wine retailer Three Pillars Wine to stock up on fine wines, premium spirits and craft beers.
The team have been running Zoom wine tasting during lockdown, because even a global pandemic can’t stop serious connoisseurs from enjoying themselves.
Many of the ranges stocked are locally sourced, created by craft producers or are unavailable from other stockists locally.
Three Pillars Wine, High Street, Eccleshall