The Only Way is Local Pavilion





Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society has been trading in Essex since 1867 and has always been a big player in the locality and still is today with 31p of every £1 spent in store retained in the local economy.

In July 2013, it launched 'The Only Way is Local', support your Essex Producer' campaign. The Society encourages their suppliers to talk and network with each other and this often leads to new goods being produced using shared ingredients.

Since 2013 The society has supported it producers by sponsoring a branded marquee at the festival to showcase their produce and it has been a huge success with 22 stands which gives the public the opportunity to see a great selection of food and drink produced in Essex.

Here is a list of who is attending so far. Keep checking back to see who has been added to the list

Bishop Nick Ltd

Bottled real ale

Brentwood Brewing Company

Bottled beers brewed locally

Broad Oak Farm Sausage Company

Quality sausages, burgers and ham


Organic drinks with natural goodness of exotic fruits and plants

Cupcake Daisy

Handmade and bespoke gourmet sweet treats

Dan Hull Prepared Foods

Meat pies, ready meals, desserts, cooked meats, pates and parfaits

Elixirs of Life

Multi award winning handmade natural skin, hair and body care products

Fairfield Farm Crisps

Handcooked potato crisps

Hanningfield Smokehouse

Smoked fish, cheese, olives, garlic and sea salt

Jim Jams Spreads

Chocolate spreads and jams

Muffin Makery

Savoury and sweet muffins

Only By Nature

Frozen yoghurt, gluten free and award winning

Retro Corn

Popcorn coated with crushed sweets

Rossi's Ice Cream

Locally made ice cream

Shaken Udder

Delicious British milk and real ingredients, for enjoying life's treats!

Thursday Cottage

Jams, marmalades, curds, sauces and chutneys

Verstegen Spices and Sauces UK Ltd

Grinders, spices, sauces and oils