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
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
Smoked fish, cheese, olives, garlic and sea salt
Jim Jams Spreads
Chocolate spreads and jams
Savoury and sweet muffins
Only By Nature
Frozen yoghurt, gluten free and award winning
Popcorn coated with crushed sweets
Rossi's Ice Cream
Locally made ice cream
Delicious British milk and real ingredients, for enjoying life's treats!
Jams, marmalades, curds, sauces and chutneys
Verstegen Spices and Sauces UK Ltd
Grinders, spices, sauces and oils