We believe that changing the way we produce and distribute food is fundamental to solving the world’s most pressing social and ecological problems.
Established in 2013 by Laura Jayne Burlison, The Paddock is a family run fruit & veg box scheme, farm shop & smallholding focusing on organic & environmentally friendly local produce, sustainable home & lifestyle options with ethics at the heart of everything we do.
The Paddock Farm Shop is a zero waste shop stocking a range of organic & 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 to bring you a carefully selected range of ethical produce. The Paddock has been inspired by our family smallholding, named The Paddock, based on the beautiful Northumberland border.
At our smallholding, we grow as much as we can and supply free range eggs from our own happy hens, Laura's Layers. Everything is grown organically but we are not certified organic, however we are very proud to sell organic produce.
The Paddock holds a 5* food hygiene rating with Gateshead Council.
We pay our suppliers at least 50% of the retail value for any products we buy in, and when dealing with wholesalers, we check to make sure they pay fair prices to their growers.
Local food supports local economies. Food grown 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.
Reduced food miles
Support local jobs
Respect for the food system
Better value for money
Ditch the supermarket and go with Paddock supplies, local where possible, organic always, ethically sound food supplies. We all need this in today's climate.
Meet some of our committed The Paddock crew who work hard to bring you the tastiest local food. If you would like to be part of the team, get in touch.
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.