Birchwood Farm Shop

Birchwood Farm Shop is a fantastic shop offering fruit & vegetables, dairy, and many other great products. Located just off Birchwood Road, Langham. Offering deliveries around north Colchester, Dedham, and surrounding areas.


Readings is a family owned business, offering home deliveries of the freshest fruit, veg, dairy, and much more, to much of the Colchester area (please check their website to see specific serving areas). With fantastically clean vehicles, a smart team, and excellent service, all reasons why we love our deliveries from Readings.


Gunton’s is a family owned grocers and coffee roasters which has been serving Colchester for over 80 years. Offering a wide range of groceries and speciality products, including good stocks flour and yeast. They also have a deli counter, cheeses, and a café upstairs. Deliveries available to CO3, and a select area within walking distance, or collection at the door.

Blackberry Bakery

Located on Blackberry Road, this fabulous bakery creates delicious artisan and regular breads, tempting cakes and snacks, with a café area for dining in, and counter for purchasing and taking away. Currently taking orders for Saturday collection.

Natural Health Shop

Located on Sir Isaac’s Walk and Colchester’s original health food store, family run The Natural Health Shop offers a wide selection of your natural health needs – from dried food, chocolate, and teas, to toiletries and supplements. Refills of some products available. Currently offering deliveries.

Osborne Convenience Store

This is the perfect convenience store, selling a wide range of goods from flour, to frozen foods, from bread to beer, and all things inbetween! Very helpful shop owners. Currently offering a delivery service.

Ready Steady Vegan

Run by Claire from a 5* rated kitchen, Ready Steady Vegan provides a delicious selection of homemade vegan ready meals. These also come in fully compostable packaging. Delivery available to CO1-8 postcodes.

Pantry 61

Penny creates the most delightful cakes and pastries for the lucky folk of Colchester to come and purchase! Opened late 2018, already successful with repeat clients, Pantry 61, should definitely be your ‘go to’ for a delightful dessert.

An Ethical Life

An ethical shop helping to reduce plastic waste providing household refills and loose wholefoods, just bring your own containers. All cruelty free! They believe in living as sustainably as possible. That’s why they offer plastic-free shopping and lots of fantastic alternatives to everyday essentials that would usually contain plastic.

J Burgess & Sons

Family-owned and run greengrocer which has been trading for over 50 years! Offering plenty of locally sourced fruit and vegetables, with wholesale and delivery available to Colchester, Wivenhoe, Mersea, and Elmstead Market.

Village Veg Co

Located on the Wick Farm site just opposite the waterworks on the edge of Layer village. This is a good place to pop in for your fresh products from the Farm Shop for your fruit and veg. There is also a raw pet food outlet, as well as a nice boutique.

Feng Huang Oriental Shop

For a fabulous selection of oriental foods, drinks, and more, you should give this shop in Queen Street a visit. With noodles, sauces, pasta, and sacks of rice in all sizes, along with frozen items, tinned and packed food items, and more. A great shop – local and independent.

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