We’ve got some amazing local producers in and around Bristol, so this Christmas why not make it a locally sourced one? If that seems a little overwhelming, don’t worry! We’re here to help with six different ways for you to make your Christmas dinner shopping that little bit easier!

Better Food

With three shops across Bristol, Better Food are somewhat of a local food institution. They’re offering a huge range of meat options, including free range turkeys from Bishop Vale Farm, goose, duck and chicken from Cracknells Farm, not to mention pork, beef and fish! Not only that, but you can add extras like cheese selections and vegan nut loaves to your order. Order via their website before 18th December (though earlier ordering is recommended) then you can collect from any of their stores between 22nd and 24th December.


Want your food delivered to your door? Why not give fresh-range a try. With high welfare turkeys from Castlemead Farm, gammons from Blagdon Butchers, veg from Farringtons Farm and fish from Samways Fish Merchants, you don’t even have to leave your house to place your order. They’ve also got delicious mince pies and a Christmas brioche from Hobbs House Bakery. Not only that, but place an order for Christmas week before the end of November and they’re offering you £20 off your shopping in January!

Real Economy

Another online ordering option, with the Real Economy you can either collect from a local collection point or have your order delivered to your house (certain postcodes only) on a Thursday afternoon. They’re offering a range of turkey, geese, ducks and more through Model Farm, veg boxes from The Community Farm, chutneys from Gingerbeard, mince pies and more through Somerset Local Food Direct, and their own hampers if you’re short of ideas for presents! Take a look at the full range of produce available and information on order dates on their website.

The Community Farm

This Christmas The Community Farm are offering a wide range of produce to help you get ready for the seasonal period. Alongside their own Christmas veg and fruit boxes (available in small and large sizes), they’re offering meat boxes and joints from The Story Organic and Yeo Valley, cheese from Bath Soft Cheese company, an assortment of chutneys and much much more. And they’ll deliver directly to you in the week before Christmas. Browse their shop and order online.


From their wide range of meat to bespoke hampers, Source are working to take the hard work out of Christmas. With a wide range of poultry from Woolley Park Farm, lamb from Hartlake Farm and local cuts of beef, don’t forget to pick some cheese for your cheeseboard from their wide range. They make a load of produce in house, so alongside the main course, don’t forget to stock up on some trimmings, such as stuffing, christmas pudding or their delicious mince pies! If you’re short of present ideas, why not ask them to put a hamper together for you, or buy one of their skills courses for the food lover in your life. Pop into the shop or take a look at their price list and give them a call to order.

Farm Drop

The new kids on the local food block, Farm Drop have got big plans for your Christmas with their online ordering system. Turkeys from Pipers Farm and Castlemead and beef from Story Organic are joined by veg from Purton House Organics, a range of local cheeses and some very fine seasonal tipples. They’ve also got a range of stocking fillers and boxing day suggestions. Take a look at their full range and place your online order ready for home delivery!

Let’s not forget…

There’s plenty of other independent retailers and direct farm retailers out there too – why not check out your local butchers or veg box scheme to see what they’re offering over the seasonal period!