What do apples, venison, cheddar, salmon and blueberries have in common? Well, easy to say! They are all typical British products.

British cheese

The biggest annual, national celebration of British food and drink – the British Food Fortnight - has just finished but we are still celebrating the best of British produce in our luxury gourmet hampers. What better way to help the economy than to eat our way to economic success! 

At Hay Hampers we believe that buying from artisan producers is not only better for our community and our customers, but also better for the environment. Why?


The knowledge, passion and pride of artisan producers in what they produce ensure they offer great tasting food and drinks. These people are masters of their craft, are passionate, enthusiastic and proud to have developed the most appropriate processes to ensure the quality of their produce. It also ensures you know exactly where the produce has come from and how it is grown, made or raised.


Building strong working relationships and supply chains in our local community is a great way of bringing a community together.  Sharing community spirit and gaining face to face feedback from suppliers and consumers alike. Supporting our community can help ensure it thrives longer.


Choosing local produce reduces the carbon footprint of every mouthful you take, as it reduces the number of miles it takes to reach you. Locally produced food helps sustain the local wildlife living in and around farmed land, allowing farmers to run farms that encourage biodiversity.


When you buy local produce you are investing in a local business and in turn the local economy.  Helping local businesses to continue trading and developing lasting relationships with the people who grow/raise your produce helps sustain the local economy for the next generation.  It also, generally, ensures that our producers are getting a fair price for the produce they provide, enabling profitable local business.


Whilst this way of sourcing produce may not always be able to compete on price compared to supermarkets, in our experience, it definitely competes on quality.