Local food for local people – delivered to your door
Wight Marque members are offering food and drink deliveries across the Island. We hope you’ll support them, as they aim to support you throughout the Coronavirus crisis. Graham Biss, Vice Chairman Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society, gives a round-up of the delivery services available from high quality Island makers, bakers and growers…
In these unprecedented times, it is so heartening to see how Islanders can respond in a crisis. All Wight Marque accredited farm shops are open for business and most have extended their services to offer door to door deliveries across the Island.
- Brownriggs Farm – they deliver on Thursdays and it’s free of charge on orders over £15.
- Isle of Wight Meat Co – you can buy high quality meat, from beefburgers to full roasting brisket joints, with free delivery Island wide.
- Medina Food Services – normally a wholesale industry supplier, they have extended their services to retail customers and offer an incredible range of goods.
This information was correct on 16/04/20 (but could be subject to change). For all contact details click here.
As Islanders we know we face different types of challenges from time to time. It is so heartening to see how we can remain creative and positive in the most difficult of situations. If you can show your support to these special local businesses, they will hopefully not just survive but will also grow and develop to provide more for the Island in the future.
The Wight Marque scheme helps you find lovely, local produce in your favourite shops. When you see the logo, it tells you that the food is high quality and made, grown or manufactured on the Isle of Wight. It’s been lovingly made or tended by farmers, chefs and rural businesses with a passion for local produce. All products and businesses using the Marque are strictly audited to ensure that only genuine Isle of Wight products are accredited.
When you buy local food, you support the local economy and that means you’re helping fellow Islanders. You also get to enjoy the amazing food and drink made on the Isle of Wight. 70% of Island residents said they would buy local if they could. Working together under the Wight Marque banner allows businesses to promote Island food and drink under one clear banner.
When a restaurant displays the Wight Marque symbol, it means they are genuinely committed to creating menus using local and seasonal ingredients. For a shop, the Marque is a sign that they are supporting local food businesses by stocking a range of Wight Marque accredited stock.
Producers, retailers, restaurants and hospitality businesses can all join Wight Marque if they meet the scheme’s criteria. To be eligible to display the Wight Marque logo, products must be grown, raised, reared, caught, laid or fished on the Isle of Wight. Wherever possible, processed products must contain raw ingredients obtained from other Wight Marque members. If the main ingredient is not grown, reared or commercially available on the Island, then it must be 100% processed here.