Celebrating 10 years of Local Flavours

Southern Co-op – Celebrating 10 years of Local Flavours!

Southern Co-op are celebrating ten years of supporting local food and drink producers!  In 2007, we launched our first Local Flavours range in our Isle of Wight stores, showcasing the best food and drink being produced on the Island. Since then, we have increased our network of partnerships with local food and drink producers and now ten years later, work with almost 200 producers who supply Southern Co-op stores across eleven southern counties.

To celebrate 10 years of Local Flavours we’re taking it ‘on the road’! We’ve teamed up with some of our most popular local producers and will be commencing a ten county tour across June and July with our Local Flavours  VW camper van. The van will follow a food trail across the southern region, bringing a free taste of local fare to a selection of our Southern Co-op stores., as well as some of the south’s main foodie events.

So look out for the Local Flavours camper van across the south in June and July! Pop down to any of the stores on our food trail listed below, where you can meet our producers and enjoy some of their tasty treats! We’ve also got 20% off all Local Flavours products at each Southern Co-op store event, so you can discover a new local favourite at even better value on the day.


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Laura Bounds from Kent Crisps

Wilton Wholefoods

Ross Hammond of The Tomato Stall

olives et al at southern coop

olives et al

Popcorn Kitchen

Jude’s ice cream family Photo

Jason Burt from Farmhouse Cookery

Luke and Stu from Curd & Cure

Rob Bookham Peter and Tim Harrison

Richard Johnson of Thatchers Cider

Richard Johnson of Thatchers Cider



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