Wherever possible, we buy our products from local suppliers and producers, or ones that have positive social benefits, and/or a Fairtrade source.
We have a very different relationship with our suppliers than supermarkets. In line with our not-for-profit ethos, for fresh produce, we buy directly from the grower whenever possible. Many of True Food’s fresh food suppliers are also charitable organisations, but for those that are commercial, True Food ensures that they are able to make sufficient profit to continue their business. And we ensure that we pay a price that is fair to the grower and supplier, as well as to our customers. Find out more about some of our current suppliers below.
Aston’s Bakery – owned and run by Syd Aston, they are based in Inkpen, Berkshire. They deliver fresh, organic bread daily to our shop. They have supplied us with bread since 2013.
Green Broom Co-operative – based on the Hardwick Estate, South Oxfordshire. They cultivate their crops by hand without the use of fossil fuels, herbicidies, pesticides, fungicides or artificial fertilisers.
Tolhurst Organic – based on the Hardwick Estate, just outside the village of Whitchurch on Thames, south Oxfordshire. Tolhurst supply us with a great range of seasonal, local fruit and vegetables.
Village Maid Cheese – Anne and Andy Wigmore supply us with the delicious Wigmore and Spenwood cheeses. They are based in Riseley, Swallowfield, only 10 miles away from our shop.
Nettlebed Creamery – Rose Grimond is a farmhouse producer of artisan organic cheese. We stock her award winning Witheridge in Hay, Bix and Highmoor cheeses.
SESI is a social enterprise based in Oxfordshire supplying sustainable detergents. They supply most of our household and personal care refills.
Primrose Lady is a Reading-based producer of ethical bodycare products. Kumari, the creator of Primrose Lady is also a member and volunteer at True Food.
Drovers Hill Farm – based in the Chilterns, Drovers Hill Farm supply us with their locally pressed homemade apple and pear juice.
Organico are based in Lower Earley, south Reading. They supply us with Christmas food.
Tutu’s Ethiopian Sauces supplies us with her delightful range of Ethiopian sauces – Misr Wot and Mabaya Sauce. She has a cafe in Palmer Park in Reading.
Helen Lunn is a Reading based artist. We sell a range of her original and printed cards.
Green Cuisine is a family run business in Norfolk and supply us with small boxes of organic herbs and spices.
Honeys of Henley– Jo and Nigel supply us with their honey, including a lovely truffle one, as well as a range of handmade bees wax wraps.
Rhug Estate Organic Farm, based in Denbighshire, has been our main meat supplier since 2015. We were impressed that they were an award-winning organic food and sustainability business. Their list of awards is notable and full organic status from the Soil Association was achieved in 2004.
Infinity Foods is a workers cooperative and wholesale distributors of ethical, organic and natural food and non-food items. They supply most of our loose food.
Essential Trading is a leading UK organic and Fairtrade product wholesaler and supply a wide range of goods. They supply us with a mixed range of ambient and chilled goods.
Suma Wholefoods is a workers’ cooperative and wholesaler of organic, vegan, vegetarian and specialist foods. They supply us with a small mixed range of ambient, chilled and frozen goods.
Vintage Roots is a well-established organic wine importer that started in Reading and is now based in Heckfield.
Wild Frog Bakehouse based in South Oxfordshire, Wild Frog’s aim is to bake quality bread for the local community. Jules and Pauline met in 2016 working at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons for chef Raymond Blanc. With their common passion for food, the two of them decided to start their own venture in 2020 and opened Wild Frog Bakehouse in January 2022.
Hunts Foods based in Sherborne, Dorset. Supplies ice cream and juice.
Geo Organics provide a range of natural and sustainable oral care products.
Langridge Organic are the UK’s largest wholesalers of local and seasonal organic produce
Haresfield Farm is a proud organic free range egg farm, run by Andrew Jackson in rural Wiltshire, who takes pride in his flock producing great tasting organic free range eggs
Healthy Oils is a small family organisation that aims to provide the highest quality organic products from around the UK and European Union at reasonable prices
Phantom Brewing Co is a craft beer brewery based in Reading, Berkshire. With the main goal of producing the freshest beer, made with the highest quality ingredients
Highmoor Bees Honey
Hook End Honey, based in Checkendon and run by Monica and Antonio Bender, the hives provide seasonal, runny and soft set honey
Path Hill Farm (meat), based on the Hardwick Estate at Whitchurch-on-Thames The grassland currently carries a suckler herd of Traditional Herefords which are excellent grazers and can convert the diverse grazing into first-class beef. Rotational grazing is used which allows opportunities for plants to flower and seed and creates habitat for other wildlife.
Cocoa Loco – supply organic seasonal chocolate for Easter and Christmas. They are an award-winning chocolate company from West Sussex. All of their products are Fairtrade & Organic certified and come in 100% plastic-free packaging.
Pravera – The complete range of Sodasan cleaning products are certified Vegan, certified by Eco guarantee as well as being certified by Ecocert.
Bray Cured– hand crafted British charcuterie made in Bray from British rare breed meat.
Gift Wellness – provide innovative, high-quality sanitary products that are plastic free, boxed in paper and are so absorbent that an average of one-third less pads are used.
Hempen – a not-for-profit co-operative cultivating organic hemp since 2015.
We also stock Ella’s Kitchen and Doves Farm products, which are all based in and around Reading.