Vectis Holiday Homes proudly boast full apartments, giving you the true home from home experience. Naturally with this our apartments also provide full kitchen facilities, meaning budding chefs and home-cooks can still make all their favourite dishes but with an Isle of Wight twist. When on the Isle of Wight, you’re never far from a producer or supplier offering some great quality produce that not only tastes good, but supports the farms, fishing boats and other services that keep our Island busy and beautiful.
You’ll usually find farm shops and delis are located right there on the farms where the food is produced, as well as this Weekly Farmers’ Markets are held in Newport and Ryde, plus regular Food Shows throughout the year. The most famous on the Island is Newchurch’s Garlic Farm – which brings visitors from across the world to try the celebrated garlic recipes in its café and maybe buy a few cloves to take home.
It isn’t just farming where you can find good Island food on offer, the Isle of Wight is famous for its seafood with over 60 miles of fishable coastline. Crab, lobster, prawns, bass, plaice, Dover sole and skate are all available when in season.
We’ve put together a list of top five places you can pick up some local produce, and taste the Isle of Wight’s fantastic produce. If you don’t feel like cooking, but still want to dine in one of our stunning apartments – local chefs are available to hire by the hour on the Island.
Find out more about booking a stay at Vectis Holiday Homes now, perfect for foodies looking to stay somewhere you can cook for yourself, our friendly team can even suggest some local shops to pick up food from.
Briddlesford Lodge Farm & Farm Shop
Briddlesford Lodge Farm Isle of Wight. Farm shop and Bluebells cafe open every day for large selection of local produce. Bed and Breakfast. Milk from our award winning pedigree Guernsey herd
Established family run brewery of distinction located on the beautiful Isle of Wight. Award winning beers available all year round in cans, bottles, mini casks, poly pins and casks..
Tucked away in Brading (right next door to Oasis) Delysia Farm Shop is a gift to the eyes as much as the belly. Freshly laid eggs, freshly picked fruit and vegetables with crab and lobster caught from Bembridge Ledge.
Barrow Boys Fruit and Veg (delivers!)
If you are looking for variety, quality, and service with a smile, the Barrow Boys has to be the best place to buy your fruit and veg. The recently expanded High Street store stocks seasonal Island produce where possible, as well as some fabulous exotic options, such as plantain, kumquats, prickly pears and passion fruit. Fresh, local produce with free local delivery available.
The Tomato Stall
The Tomato Stall grow award-winning Isle of Wight tomatoes using sustainable farming methods. All their fruit is vine ripened & picked by hand to ensure it reaches its maximum flavour potential, which gives their delicious range of juices, sauces & roasted tomatoes that true tomato taste. They produce a wide range of products that encapsulate our ‘flavour is foremost’ ethos and of course all the products are completely additive and preservative free. Driven by a passion for all things tomato they have grown over the years and now supply a range of farm shops, delis, bars and renowned restaurants. Available at selected farm shops & retailers Islandwide.