And in keeping with its reputation as one of the country’s greenest cities with the Peak District on its doorstep, there is no shortage of fruit and veg providers in Sheffield, where all manner of delicious produce can be bought, from crisp apples to the juiciest strawberries. Here are 10 of the best local suppliers, spanning shops and special delivery services.
1. Barra Organics, Sharrow Vale Road
Moya Sketchley and Mark Mercer are pictured outside their shop, where all stock is 100% organic and biodynamic. Established in 2013, the business sells specialist items from bergamot lemons, blood oranges and kabocha squash to purple sweet potatoes, tonka beans and feijoa (www.barraorganics.co.uk).
Photo: Andrew Roe
2. Beanies Wholefoods, Crookesmoor
Beanies has just moved to a new, larger site just yards away from its old home on Crookes Valley Road - it sells organic and non-organic produce as well as other groceries such as fresh bread, alongside refillable household goods. The shop operates a delivery box scheme too (www.beanieswholefoods.co.uk).
Photo: David Bocking
3. Stannington Fruit and Veg
Stannington Fruit and Veg, on Stannington Road, offers personalised boxes delivered to customers' doors as well as stocking an array of produce in the shop (www.facebook.com/stanningtonfruitandveg).
4. Freeman Biodynamic Garden
Freeman Biodynamic Garden, in Stannington, provides fruit and vegetables for Freeman College, Brantwood Specialist School and the Fusion Café on Arundel Street in the city centre. A social enterprise distribution service also delivers fresh organic fruit and veg direct to people's doors (www.rmlt.org.uk/freeman-biodynamic-garden-at-high-riggs).
Photo: Scott Merrylees