Below are resources to help you buy goods from eco-friendly of ethical companies. Some of these companies may be temporarily closed due to Covid-19,
Locally produced food can help reduce carbon emissions and supports the local community as well as being healthy and fresh.
|Lotmead Farm||Lotmead Farm (on the Wanborough Road just outside Swindon) has a range of ‘Pick Your Own’ fruit and vegetables in summer, together with a Farm Shop and Cafe.|
|Packaging not included||A Zero Waste Refil shop in Hughenden Yard in Marlborough.|
|Purton Farm Shop||Shop selling plastic free organic veg, ethically reared meat. They also have a refil station for hair, body and cleaning products.|
|Swindon Farmers’ Market||Open air farmers’ market based outside the Swindon McArthur Glen Designer Village on Sunday mornings. This is includes fresh local produce, largely plastic free.|
|Swindon Pulse Wholefoods||Shop selling cruelty free, bio-degradable toiletries and cleaning products, in bottles which can be refilled at the shop to reduce plastic. Also sells fairly-traded organic goods, local produce together with a Veg box scheme and herbs, spices and herbal remedies.|
|Vegetarian Food Outlets|
Eating vegetarian food even if only occasionally can help reduce carbon emissions.
|Eggelicious||Eggelicious is a cafe in Wood Street, Old Town, Swindon serves a variety of wraps, tapas and deserts. On the vegan menu you can build your own wrap of get spinach and potato, saag and sweet potato mix.|
|Indy’s Vegan Kitchen||Swindon’s first and only vegan eatery at The Crossing in Swindon town centre serves a variety of plant based food.|
|Oriental Aroma||A Chinese restaurant in Royal Wootton Bassett offering oriental vegan meals.|
|The Bank||The Bank at Wood Street, Old Town Swindon although selling traditional English food includes some great vegan options.|
|The Freke Arms||The Freke Arms located between Blunsdon and Highworth serve great vegan meals and desserts alongside pub grub.|
|Wagamama||Wagamama in Swindon can be found in the Designer Outlet at Kemble drive and is a popular place to go for some plant based food.|