The Local Food Company operates from the edge of the Dartmoor National Park in the heart of Devon. The founders of the company were Dee and Simon Rooney who started the business in 2005. In 2008 they sold the business to Nick and James Toms, members of a local farming family who have lived and farmed in this part of Devon for over 200 years. The company is now based at our farm shop, Countryman's Choice, at Ivybridge.
We are big enough to know what we're doing but still small enough to care. We ensure award winning service from working hard and being fair!
Pioneering the way
As one of the very first online local food retailers in the UK, specialising in local organic food, The Local Food Company have pioneered the way in online retail for small produers.
We are proving that it is possible to run a sustainable food business, bringing regional quality product to market with service and fairness as core values without public money or charging producers to sell their food for them. If you are thinking of setting up a local food business, we are happy to discuss franchising or our popular consultancy service with you.
Dee & Simon won a number of awards when they owned the business, recognising our produce, service and our contribution to supporting the regional and British rural economy as well as our green credentials and our ethical way of working. Nick and James hope to continue this tradition of award winning products and services in the years to come!
1. Internet Retailer of the Year in 2006 for the South West, Taste of the West and Gold Award winner 2006 and 2007.
2. Short listed for Best Local Food Retailer as part of the Rural Retailer Awards, run by the Daily Telegraph and the Countryside Alliance, in 2007
3. Short listed by National Workplacement Awards for Best Work placement in 2006
4. Green Business of the Year, winner in 2007.
5. Greening Devon Finalist, 2007 DEBI awards.
Join us in goal of providing an alternative to the supermarkets' online shopping services.
Buy your food online with The Local Food Company – great local and/or organic food delivered reliably. We believe you won't find better food or better service.
Let the wealthy and great
Roll in splendor and state.
I envy them not, I declare it;
For I eat my own ham,
My own chicken and lamb,
I shear my own fleece and I wear it.
I have lawns, I have bowers.
I have fruit, I have flowers,
And the lark is my morning alarmer;
So, steady boys, now,
Here's God speed the plough;
Long life and Good Health to the farmer.