Island Produce

Top 5 Spots to buy Fresh Produce

The Isle of Wight isn’t just famous for ‘Bucket & Spade’ holidays and sandy beaches, we also grow an enormous amount of produce on the Island, some of which is supplied to national Supermarkets and even exported internationally.
The microclimate that exists on the Island is perfect for growing some of the finest produce and ingredients, many of which can be found in our top five spots to buy fresh produce.

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Isle of Wight Pearl

You know it’s a good day at work when you get to go out and visit somewhere as spectacular as the Isle of Wight Pearl to have a spot of lunch and take a look at the beautiful array of Jewellery they have to offer.

Isle of Wight Feast of Food and Drink

We’re big lovers of Island Food and try to promote Island produce and great places to eat across the Island as much as possible, which is why we’re very excited to have recently been involved in helping produce a new book by a local author, titled ‘The Isle of Wight Feast of Food and Drink’.

Garlic Farm

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Visit the Garlic Farm Shop & Restaurant for a truly unique experience. The beautiful site is at the foot of the Mersley downs overlooking the Arreton Valley. Sip a coffee and admire the view whilst enjoying a visit from the red squirrels. An array of gourmet, garlicky food is on offer in the restaurant and after you've tasted the products in the taste experience, you might want to browse in the shop which is brimming with garlicky gift ideas and fine produce from the Island. There's also free access to the farm walks and they welcome dogs on the patio and in the Allium Café.

PINK'S

The Isle of Wight is undoubtedly rising up the ranks in terms of a being a ‘foodie’ holiday destination. Crowds flock to the Garlic Farm and its eponymous festival, the champagne afternoon tea at The Royal Hotel is a treat for any occasion, a trip to Farmer Jacks will yield an array of flavoursome fruit and veg and for a selection of wholesome artisan breads served with your soup, you need look no further than Cantina in Ventnor.

Lily's Cafe, Seaview

Wight ocations, Lilys Cafe, Seaview

The High street in Seaview has just been brightened with the opening of a brand new Coffee shop café right next door to our offices (very handy). The Coffee served is locally produced ‘Island Roasted’ artisan coffee.

The owners have created a wonderful ‘home from home’ space for dining, grabbing a snack or just enjoying a coffee and watching the world go by whilst taking advantage of the free Wifi.

Captain Stan’s Bembridge Fish

Wight Locations, Captain Stan's, Twitter, Bembridge

Captain Stan’s brave crew from Bembridge Fish are out on the water daily in the waters around the Isle of Wight, searching for wild fish such as Bass, Plaice, Dover Sole, Skate as well as for Lobster and Crab...

Liz Earle, Ryde - Natural Skin & Beauty Care

Wight Locations, Liz Earle, Ryde

Liz Earle is a multi award winning Natural Active Skincare beauty brand which was created in 1995.

Based in Ryde on the Isle of Wight, the company has always followed strong principles and philosophy about the ingredients and processes used to affordable choice of products that work on every skin type.

Farmer Jacks, Arreton

Wight Locations, Farmer Jacks, Newport

Farmer Jacks Farm Shop was established by two Island farmers with the shared aim of providing quality and variety, reducing food miles, and promoting and supporting the wide range of local produce available on the Isle of Wight.

The new Farm Shop now has their own in house butcher, and along with the delicatessen and food hall offers the widest variety of fresh quality local seasonal produce.

Rosemary Vineyard, Ryde

Wight Locations, Rosemary Vineyard, Ryde

During your stay on the the Isle of Wight, why not visit Rosemary Vineyard near Ryde.

One of the largest producers of English wine, the land benefits from the kind micro climate here and consequently has produced some award winning wines for the last 3 years.

Wight Locations can recommend the bubbly!

The vineyard makes wines, juices, liqueurs and ciders from grapes and apples grown on the estate.

Pop along for a free guided half hour tour and wine tasting. Apparently the cakes are good too!