The Paddock exists to rebuild local food economies

We believe that changing the way we produce and distribute food is fundamental to solving the world’s most pressing social and ecological problems.

About The Paddock

Established in 2013 by Laura Jayne Burlison, The Paddock is an organic fruit and veg box scheme and delivery service focusing on environmentally friendly, local produce with ethics at the heart of everything we do. The Paddock Farm Shop is a zero waste shop stocking a range of organic and local products, with minimal plastic packaging, a refill system for eco friendly household products and a plastic free pantry of organic dried foods which can be bought loose by weight with no plastic packaging. We work with organic, independent farms both locally and from across the UK as well as a selection of small scale, local producers and community farms to bring you a carefully selected range of ethical produce. The Paddock has been inspired by our 6 acre family smallholding, named The Paddock, based on the beautiful Northumberland border.

This has provided the starting point for our small, family run business aiming to bring local, fresh, seasonal, homegrown, homemade and organically sourced food to the doors of local people through a delivery service and our farm shop.

Where would we be without our growers?

They deserve their fair share of the rewards so we pay our suppliers at least 50% of the retail value of all our box deliveries.

The benefits of buying local

Local food supports local economies. Buying food from our growers in the local community supports local jobs and encourages variety in our diets. It also requires less transportation, so it's fresher and has a smaller environmental footprint.

Fresher food

Reduced food miles

Support local jobs

Respect for the food system

Fewer preservatives

Better value for money

Reduced packaging

Ooooby is a movement I believe in with values that I respect, that connects People to an Environment of Amazing Food and Purpose.

— Patrick

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Your first box is only a few clicks away. Get a box of fresh, local food in your kitchen soon, packed with care and supporting your local farmers and artisan producers.