Local shops to add to your list
Six of the best
Posted: Sunday 24th January 2021
There’s no doubt that the many independent bookshops, florists, greengrocers and boutiques that make our towns and villages vibrant and unique, need our support.
Being closed on and off over many months, means that sales have often relied solely on internet purchases - which not all shops can offer.
Many of us have made the shift to shopping local since the pandemic, so here are a few on our doorstep that we highly recommend.
THE WHOLEFOOD STORE
26 High Street, Manningtree CO11 1AJ
The Wholefood Store stock the most extensive range of whole foods in Essex and Suffolk. They also offer fresh, organic, seasonal fruit and vegetables, local sourdough delivered Wednesdays and Fridays, daily Dal made by their cook Lakshmi, plus other fresh temptations from the kitchen.
Kelvedon Road, Inworth CO5 9SX
Perrywood is an independent, family-owned garden centre and nursery a stones throw from Five Lakes. They pride themselves for a huge selection of top quality plants including perennials, hanging baskets and bedding plants. The centre is currently open with reduced hours and social distancing in play.
Lambton & Jackson
The Barns, Chigborough Road, Heybridge CM9 4RE
Lambton & Jackson is the luxury smokehouse famous for its unrivalled range of delicious smoked seafood. They're an artisan producer of wildly delicious smoked salmon. An award-winning local company who picked up three stars in the 2019 Great Taste Awards.