Buy your Christmas food locally
You can make a real difference to your Christmas dinner table and the high street this year by shopping local.
Together local independent, shops, market stalls and food and drink producers can serve up all the ingredients for a perfect Christmas feast.
From the classic turkey and fresh veggies, to tasty cheese and biscuits, sweet treats and of course, a selection of your favourite drinks, independents have it all including fully prepared, cooked and delivered Christmas day feasts.
To help you get the Christmas food shop started, we’ve found some independent shops, store and online traders that can help you serve up a locally sourced and bought feast this Christmas.
Fresh and local produce available in Chesterfield
The staple of any traditional Christmas Dinner is a great turkey. Meadowfresh offers a range of meats, locally sourced wherever possible, as well as award-winning pork pies – perfect for Christmas supper. Purchase at Meadowfresh shops in Chesterfield and Clay Cross.
For more information, visit www.meadowfresh.co.uk/
• Turkey Crown – from £8.50
• Large Pork Pie – £2.99
• Family Christmas Hamper (3kg Turkey Breast Joint, 2kg Roasting Beef Joint, 2kg Roasting Pork Joint, 2kg Gammon Joint, 1kg Back Bacon, 1kg Pork Sausage and 12. Pigs in Blankets) – £99.00
Ibbotson’s Fresh Quality Produce
Would it be Christmas without sprouts? From spuds and sprouts to grapes and oranges for the fruit salad and cheeseboard, Ibbotson’s sources its fresh fruit and vegetables from local farms and surrounding wholesale markets. Available to buy at the award-wining Ibbotson’s market stall, its shop in Hasland as well as online for home delivery.
Visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Ibbotsons-Fresh-Quality-Produce
• Fresh Fruit and Vegetables – Prices vary
Northern Tea Merchants
After dinner coffee and mints are just perfect to finish off a Christmas feast, or maybe you prefer a palate cleansing herbal tea. Whatever your taste, head to tea and coffee specialists Northern Tea Merchants on Chatsworth Road or purchase online at www.northern-tea.com
• Halda Valley Green Tea – £7.20
• Winter Velvet Coffee (125g) – £3.00
• Winter Velvet Coffee (250g) – £5.95
RP Davidson Cheese Factor
Family-owned and run cheesemonger RP Davidson are the cheese experts. Whether you’re after a full cheeseboard or a wheel of stilton, they have it all. They even have bread cobs here for your evening buffet! Purchase from the town centre shop or online at www.cheese-factor.co.uk
• Personalised Cheese Boards – Prices vary
• Medium Cheese Board – £12.00
• Large White Cobs (pack of 6) – £2.00
Gin is a perfect aperitif before the Christmas feast. Derbyshire Distillery has a range of exciting flavours, including Eleventh Hour Gin, which are all distilled at Markham Vale. Available to buy at online at www.derbyshiredistillery.com or at stockists in town, including RP Davidson Cheese Factor.
• 70cl bottles – £37.50 – £44.00
Like every celebration, Christmas needs cake. Liza Bakes has a wide range of homemade Great Taste Award winning tray bakes, tarts and cakes that are perfect to accompany Christmas Day tea.
Available to buy online at lizabakes.co.uk/ and delivered direct to your door
- Brownie Treat Boxes 6 Portions – £20.00
- Fruit and Ale loaf Cakes – £6.95
Franklin & Sons
For the perfect Christmas table addition, discover the magic of Christmas with Franklin & Sons’ curated collection of luxury gin and tonic Christmas crackers. Made in Chesterfield by Global Brands, these premium Christmas crackers are the ultimate festive addition to your dinner table. Inside each luxury Christmas cracker is a perfectly-paired craft gin and tonic, complete with a traditional party hat.
Available to buy online at goodtimein.co.uk/
• 6 Christmas Crackers – £35.00
Christmas Day is all about indulgence so it’s only fitting that chocolate is on the menu too – throughout the day! Chocolatellie on Packer’s Row offers a wide selection of handmade chocolates and truffles, including a whole range of festive-themed treats.
Find out more on Facebook: www.facebook.com/chocolatellie/
• Festive Chocolate Dippers – from £1.50
• Snowman/Rudolf Hot Chocolate Jar – £6.00
For those that like a tipple, Brampton Brewery offers a wide range of award-winning beers and wines, with the beers all handcrafted and brewed at its site on Chatsworth Road. Purchase instore or online at www.bramptonbrewery.co.uk
• 12-bottle Mixed Case of ales – £27.00
Based in Chesterfield’s Market Hall, Lamb’s Cupcakes has a range of baked goods which are perfect for the Christmas dinner and supper table.
• Mince Pies – £0.65 each or 6 for £3.50
• Christmas Cake – £25.00
Steph’s Sustainable Stuff
While Christmas is the time to enjoy our favourite foods and celebrate, it’s important to minimise waste. Do your bit for the environment with these beeswax food wraps – the perfect (and reusable) alternative to cling film! Find Steph’s Sustainable Stuff at the Thursday Flea Market and monthly Artisan Market. Also available to buy online at www.etsy.com
• Beeswax Food Wraps – £2.50 – £7.50
Fruit and Nut Centre (Market Hall)
Nuts have been a part of Christmas traditions and celebrations for centuries. Whether it’s walnuts, peanuts, Brazils or cashews, visit the Fruit and Nut Centre in Chesterfield’s Market Hall to handpick your selection.
• Selection of Fruit and Nuts – Prices vary
Crooked Pickle Co.
These pickled fruit and vegetables are lovingly made in Derbyshire. Three delicious jars, which include the award-winning Bread and Butter Pickles are a must have for festive cheeseboards. They’ll bring Christmas leftovers to life! Available to buy online at crookedpickle.co or at Society Coffee Shop on Stephenson Place.
Three jars of pickles – £9.95
Van Dyk by Wildes
Do you just want to relax this Christmas and take away the stress of cooking? Van Dyk by Wildes has the solution – a luxurious dining experience that you can enjoy in your own home. They’ll deliver a fully cooked Christmas Dinner and an evening buffet prepared in the award-winning restaurant to your door.
• Christmas at home with Van Dyk by Wildes – £225.00 for two people
The Tickled Trout
The Tickled Trout in Barlow has used only the best local produce to create a delicious Christmas menu for you to enjoy at home. With everything you need and simple instructions to finish it off, make preparing your Christmas Dinner quick, easy and stress-free.
• The Tickled Trout Christmas at Home (traditional turkey) – £60.00pp
• The Tickled Trout Christmas at Home (sirloin of beef) – £70.00pp
Why not Treat Yours-elf to a hamper this Christmas? Salute offers a range of Christmas-themed hampers packed full of delicious, tasty, sweet and savoury Italian snacks. Purchase online at www.salute-prosecco.com
• Christmas hampers – from £25.00
Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop
Filled with delicious Chatsworth treats, Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop has a range of luxury hampers that are perfect for a foodie family. From gin to chutney, wine to biscuits and much more, you’ll find all the classics. Purchase instore or online at shop.chatsworth.org
• Hampers and Gift Sets – Prices vary