Since medieval times the Chilterns have been a source of timber, furniture, meat, dairy produce, fruit and much else. The activities of farmers, foresters and others in producing these have shaped the landscape we enjoy today. A great variety of locally-produced goods can still be found and purchasing them has benefits for the environment as well as the local economy.
Search the interactive map: use the categories on the right to search the interactive map for local food and craft producers - click on the icons that appear to bring up more details.
Why buy a locally-made product rather than something made elsewhere? There are some very good reasons:
Good for the environment - Local products are often produced using traditional methods that maintain valuable areas for wildlife. They are also transported over short distances reducing pollution.
Good for the economy - Buying locally supports local livelihoods and keeps the value of goods within the area.
Good for health - Local food products are often made using few additives and very fresh ingredients.
Good for the community - Buying locally puts consumers and producers in direct contact with each other, encouraging a sense of community and an understanding of each other’s interests.
Food on our Doorstep - local food producers within a 10 mile radius of High Wycombe (includes Princes Risborough, Wendover, Great Missenden, Chesham, Amersham, Beaconsfield, Marlow, Henley, Watlington, Chinnor).