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Supporting Local through Fine Fruits

April 28th, 2022 in Uncategorized

Supporting local through Fine Fruits

We support many British Farmers and when specific produce is in season we use local farmers and growers for a lot of our produce (see our Seasonal Eating Blog to see what is available and when).

Fine Fruits are passionate about supporting local businesses in Wirral and Cheshire – here are a few that we stock both in the shop and online… 

Cheshire Chutney Co

Cheshire Chutney is very popular with many our customers – we stock most of the range and love

the gift sets at Easter & Christmas…

Cheshire Chutney Co started following requests from customers at Nick and Jill’s Café, for the handmade Drizzle, Jam and Chutney used on the menu.

Sales of these initial retail products proved so popular, that Nick took to the kitchen to produce a wider range to sell.

We are proud to say over ten years has passed, we are still making our handmade range, using traditional methods, recipes old and new.

Customer demand together with Nicks constant search for tasty ingredients and combinations means the range continues to change and expand.

Our production kitchen is SALSA accredited, ensuring we fulfil the increasing demand and develop the Cheshire Chutney Co range to the highest possible standard.

  • We re-use and/or collect for recycling all paper, printer cartridges, plastic bottles, metal, glass and cardboard
  • We collect and compost and vegetable and fruit preparation waste
  • We regularly monitor our use of water and electricity to prevent waste
  • Our glass jars and plastic containers are recyclable
  • Our new jar labels are now made from paper

Website: www.cheshirechutney.com

Cheshire Farm Chips

The delicious Cheshire Farm products are very popular with our customers – so fresh and tasty!

Cheshire Farm is run by the Jackson family who have farmed at Teuthill Farm in Frodsham, Cheshire for the past 5 generations.  Cheshire Farm Chips was founded in June 2010.  Having always grown potatoes on the farm it has naturally evolved from selling potatoes from the then farm shop, to supplying food service (which they still do today). During this time there was a huge demand for their products to be available for customers to enjoy at home, therefore they launched their retail range which is available in a number of outlets up and down the country.

Paul and Wendy took over the running of Teuthill Farm from Paul’s parents in 1997, and have put plenty of passion and knowledge into growing their award winning potatoes which they use to create the amazing product range.  Following the completion of her university degree Paul and Wendy’s daughter Lucy, joined the family business heading up the sales and marketing team.

All their products are additive and preservative free as well as being suitable for those who are gluten intolerant.


Cheshire Cheese

We have been working with Cheshire Cheese Company for a number of years now and stock almost the whole range of Cheshire Cheese Company delights both online in store…  they go extremely well with the delicious Cheshire Chutney Co too!

Cheshire Cheese Company® based in Macclesfield, Cheshire produces an amazing and unique range of waxed truckles of cheese, chutneys, and biscuits.  Founded in 2010 by entrepreneurs and director’s Simon Spurrell and Richard Buxton, the Cheshire Cheese Company® has used its now famous cheese alchemy to create a unique range of traditional and blended cheese combinations. From the early days of local markets and shows they have expanded and grown in popularity.


Bates Dairy

Bates Dairy in Southport have supplied the milk for Fine Fruits for over 15 years – top quality and local! Here is a bit information about the dairy…

Bates Dairy are a family business through and through, with their history and future firmly tied to milk and dairy. Three generations of the family are actively engaged in managing the dairy and work with customers and suppliers every day to ensure the freshest milk is delivered to your door every time.

As a company and a family, Bates place great emphasis on sustainability and so communicate frequently with both customers and suppliers to ensure they understand their current and future dairy requirements.

The dairy is still located in the same place it was founded back in 1939. They have been processing and delivering milk form Stamford Road in the Birkdale, Southport ever since. Over the years our dairy has changed and grown quite a bit, but they still maintain the family traditions and work ethos that has helped the business grow to where it is today.


Crosslea Farm

We have been buying Crosslea Farm eggs for many years – we have a variety of different sizes available…

Crosslea Farm is a family run business producing top quality eggs in West Kirby.  The family make all their own feed on site using locally sourced ingredients. They have been established since the 1950’s and the farm is currently being run by father and son John and Guy Matchett.

Crosslea farm are on facebook- CrossleaFarmEggs

Haughton Honey

Haughton Honey is very popular with our customers, we sell CBD (available to order), Wildflower & Heather honey…

Cris says he is extremely biased but their natural honey is packed full of flavour.  Much more flavoursome and nutritious than typical mass-produced and imported shop bought honey.  This is because they don’t heat or pasteurise their honey, so it all retains all of its natural vitamins and minerals.

Find out more on their website www.haughtonhoney.com

Brimstage Brewery

We stock a variety of the beers online and in store…

“Established in 2006 in the heart of the Wirral countryside, they’re a small team passionate about brewing beer with real character. We’ve been finalists in CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain competition three times, reflecting the efforts of a team completely focussed on hitting the spot with each brew.”


Seasoned Pioneers

Seasoned Pioneers have stocked our shop for the last 4 years – our range has grown and we now stock their delicious cooking sauces.  If you would like something we don’t stock, just ask and we soon have it for you…

Seasoned Pioneers provide premium spices, chillies, herbs and specialist seasonings across the country and beyond.  Manufactured here on the Wirral, a small business with a huge back catalogue and 20 plus years of experience!  The range doesn’t stop at individual pouches of delicious species either.  There are also 10 gourmet cooking sauces to choose from, many gift collections and bundles and even gin & tonic garnish boxes.


Pace Cakes

We have been lucky enough to work with the Pace family for the past few months – their cakes and bakes are amazing – and all homemade with allergen advice on all packaging.

Freshly made cakes, traybakes and other goodies by Jo and Emily Pace.  Delivered weekly by Rob Pace and sold both online and in store.  Pace cakes are a 5 star hygiene rated wholesale bakery in Cheshire. 

Sea Ridge Distillery

We have been stockists of Heswall Gin since they began their adventure, it is a very popular and have a couple of sizes available…

A bit about Heswall Gin…

Sea Ridge Distillery was formed late 2020 by Jonpaul Stanhope and James White. With 40 years’ experience in large Corporate businesses they decided the time was right to do something very different. They have bags of experience in their professional fields of Mechanical engineering and Marketing, however, as they say ‘It’s not our past that has dictated our next move. We have both been looking for something new and exciting, something challenging and creative and, in Sea Ridge Distillery, we believe we have found the perfect journey to explore.’

Take a look at their website for more details www.searidgedistillery.co.uk

Tappers Gin

We stock the very local Tappers Gin on line and in store – if you would like a flavour that we don’t stock just ask and we can see what we can do…

Tappers – reviving the Art of Gin at their seaside home on the Wirral Peninsula near to the historic cities of Chester and Liverpool. They are driven by passion for hand-crafted quality, premium natural ingredients and authentic indpendence. 

Have a look at their website for more information www.tappersgin.com

Hogans Butcher Catering Specialists

A bit about Hogans from their website…

Quality Assured, From A Local Supplier – Reputation Is Everything

In today’s highly competitive catering market, you rely on your reputation to build and maintain your business – a reputation based on the quality of the products that we supply here at Hogans.  With specially selected British Beef, Lamb, Pork, Poultry and Game that are world renowned for their quality, taste and flavour.  We have supplied the hospitality industry throughout the North West for the past 30 years.

We have over twenty five years experience of supplying the very best fresh vegetables and fruits to households and businesses on the Wirral.

Our online shop is now closed.

We will no longer be doing home deliveries or collections.

Thank you to all of our loyal customers – our shop will still be open as usual.

Many thanks

Fine Fruits

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