Meet our Hamper Competition Winner!

Congratulations to The Pantry Farm Shop for winning the Springvale Foods Hamper Competition. Entrants were required to send in a photo which they believe represents their store the best! Read about our winner below… 

 We all know the feeling of stumbling across a farm shop, hidden in remote lanes of the country side. Come rain or shine, these country-side food emporiums never fail to deliver. But… not so many of us know the feeling of popping to the farm shop on your local high street!

 The Pantry Farm Shop emerged on Sudbury High Street, in Suffolk, when Jonathan and Ashleigh ventured to fulfil their dream of bringing the artisan food experience of a farm shop to the high-street.

 Jonathan, who previously worked in the city, and his wife Ashleigh, formerly a teacher, made the decision to move to Sudbury with their two children and start their new venture to do something a bit different, and revive the more traditional way of buying food and drink, something lost in our weekly shop to the big supermarkets.

 Being a family venture, since opening in November 2016, Jonathan and Ashleigh have ran The Pantry themselves, with the help of their two children on Saturdays! At the beginning of August, the team expanded. With Judith joining, Jonathan and Ashleigh are very excited to share the responsibilities and excitement of running the Pantry with the new member of the team.

 The Pantry prides itself on championing local produce and sharing the very best that East Anglia has to offer. Inside the Pantry you will find 85% of stock is sourced from East Anglia, with well-known brands such as Tiptree making their mark. The Pantry also supports a range of unheard champions such as Taste Collectiv… a range of sauces made in Suffolk that are flying off the shelf!

The Farm Shop’s black board maps the distances some of the local produce travels to reach The Pantry!

 Behind the till area, a map shows the distances some of the local produce travels to reach The Pantry. To name a few- the meat is sourced from Totham Bangers, a family run butcher based 25 miles in the heart of the Essex countryside. Eggs are sourced 29 miles away, from Havensfield Eggs, based at the top of Suffolk. The jams travel 16 miles from Tiptree… and their salt makes the 22-mile journey from Maldon…. Yes, you guessed the brand- Maldon Sea Salt! 

 Ashleigh noted that some of their best sellers from Springvale Foods are the Tiptree’s ‘Salted Caramel Spread’ and the Stokes sauces- particularly the ‘Sticky Pickle’, which they sold a whole case of the same morning that the Springvale delivery arrived! It seems no-one can resist the Border Biscuits either- the ‘Lemon Drizzle Melts’ are very popular in the summer! Lots of customers are also favouring the Belvoir Pressé range to invent their own fruity gin and tonics… don’t mind if we do!

 The Pantry recently celebrated success in being named a finalist in the East Anglian Daily Times Top 3 ‘Best Independent Retailer’. An award which requires being nominated by their own customers, proves as evidence of the strength of the community that has formed within The Pantry in such a short space of time!

 We look forward to watching The Pantry continue to flourish, and are proud to be providing them with the unique brands which set their farm shop apart from the rest!

The Pantry Farm Shop, Sudbury, Suffolk
Inside The Pantry Farm Shop, Sudbury, Suffolk

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Springvale Foods at the Farm Shop & Deli Show 2017

Thank you to all those that supported Springvale Foods at the Farm Shop & Deli Show 2017. It was very productive and great to see some old and new faces over the course of the show.

I think you will agree, our stand looked amazing. A great way to showcase our products and taste test our delicious product samples. Thanks again to everyone who supporeted us. We hope to see you again next time…


Find us at the Farm Shop & Deli Show

Come and see us on stand F41 at the Farm Shop & Deli Show from 24-26 April NEC Birmingham.

We will have plenty of delightul products on display and the opportunity to sample some of our fabulous ranges.


Win a Holiday

We are giving you the chance to win a holiday!

Place your Christmas order with us before the 30th June 2016 and we will enter you into our prize draw to win £300 worth of Love2Shop Holiday Vouchers!*


*Terms & Conditions

Entry into the draw is dependant on placing a Christmas order before 5pm on 30th June 2016. There is only 1 prize to win and it is in the form of a £300 ‘love2shop’ holiday gift card. No cash alternative will be offered. Competition opens on 6th June 2016 and the closing date is 30th June 2016. The winner will be drawn and announced by Friday 8th July 2016. By entering, participants agree to abide by the ‘love2shop’ holiday gift card terms and conditions.

For more information on booking and terms & conditions of’love2shop’ holiday gift cards click here.









Cotswold Meringues


It’s the season of Eton Mess and Pavlova’s and Cotswold Meringues have a great range to cater for these popular summer puddings!

Cotswold Meringues are a family business dedicated to the quality of their products. The business was formed by Jan and Lisa’s mother. They are delighted to now be at the helm and continue producing the wonderful products she was dedicated to producing for more than three decades. She gave Jan and Lisa a wonderful beginning and by never changing the original recipe, Cotswold Meringues has a long standing reputation for quality and service.

From nests to bases and flavoured bites, you can view their full range here.


Competition Time!


The days are longer and weather is slowly warming up, so we’d like to give you the chance to enjoy it in style with a portable Weber BBQ – perfect to take to the beach or a picnic in the park!

Every order placed to the value of £300 or more during the month of May, will be entered into a prize draw. At the end of the month, we will pick an order number at random. The buyer will be contacted between 1st – 3rd June 2016.

Terms & Conditions;
Entry into the draw is dependant on placing an order in May 2016 with a min value of £300, and multiples there of. There will only be 1 winner and there is only 1 prize to win which is a Weber Baby Q1200 Gas BBQ with stand(worth £309.99). No cash alternative will be offered. Competition opens on 3rd May 2016 and closes on 32st May 2016. The winner will be drawn at random and announced between the 1st and 3rd June 2016. Weber is not connected to this competition. Winners must be 18 or over. The prize will only be sent to a UK address. There must be someone available to sign for the prize when it is delivered.



May Promotions

Our May promotions have landed, and they include some great deals on popular products such as Green & Blacks, Rendles, Cawston Press and Mrs Crimbles to name a few.

We are also giving you the chance to win a Weber BBQ when you place an order of £300 or more!

For full promotion and competition details click on the link below.




Free From Italy



Free From Italy passionately believe that just because you have an allergy does not mean you have to compromise on taste or cannot enjoy authentic food. They have a long history of working with specialist Italian food companies and have focused on bringing the best products we can find in Italy to the UK. The whole range is 100% free from specified allergens, guaranteed.


View the full range here


Coeliac Awareness Week



Between the 9th and 15th May 2016 many people will be joining Coeliac UK in the campaign to raise awareness of the disease, so the condition is better recognised by healthcare professionals, caterers and the wider public.

What is Coeliac disease?

If you have Coeliac disease, your immune system reacts to gluten and leads to damage to the lining of your gut. This causes symptoms including bloating, diarrhoea, nausea, tiredness and headaches, which only happens if gluten is eaten.

How is it treated?

The symptoms are only relieved when gluten is completely cut out of a sufferers diet.

Did you know?

1 in 100 people in the UK are Coeliacs. Coeliac UK work to improve their experience of healthcare, ensure their gluten-free diet is easy to manage and drive research which delivers new solutions to the problems of living with the condition.

How you can help

  • Spreading awareness of Coeliac UK to your customers
  • Promoting your gluten free ranges during awareness week
  • Highlight your gluten free ranges in store with shelf edge strips (speak to a member of the Springvale team, as we can provide these free of charge all year round)
  • Sharing gluten free recipes made with products you stock
  • Look at increasing your range of gluten free products if the demand is there. (We have added over 100+ new gluten free lines to our catalogue this year)