Local businesses and producers in Essex

Find great products made in Essex


Made in Essex

Your guide to finding great local food, drink, craft and unique products across the county. Use our Essex product directory to discover more about locally made products, food and drink in the local area.

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Essex is famous for

Essex in East England is home to Britain’s oldest recorded town, Colchester, Epping Forest and the seaside destination, South End on Sea. The county is famous for its rich history and being the birthplace of radio.

More About Essex

Essex is one of the counties of East England.  Products listed in this local directory cover the districts of Essex which include Basildon, Braintree, Brentwood, Castle Point, Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping Forest, Harlow, Maldon, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, Tendring, Thurrock, Uttlesford.

Essex County Day is celebrated on October 26th

The county flower of Essex is the Poppy (Papaver rhoeas). You can see them with their bright red petals in fields across the county.


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Shopping in Essex

4 great places to shop in Essex



The Village at Barleylands in Billericay is full of artisan craft studios, and independent boutiques.


Dedham Arts & Crafts Centre

If you are looking for independent makers there are 3 floors of more than 60 artisans displaying their work. .


Red Lions Yard

Red Lion Yard is nestled between Colchester’s High Street and Lion Walk Shopping Centre, offering a range of independent shops, delis and hairdressers.


Blakehouse Craft Centre

An eclectic mix of goods on sale, from local makers including handmade jewellery and miniatures to fabric supplies, yarns and antiques.


Find your local farm shop – Support local business and producers and have freshly seasonal produce delivered to your door

Why Buy Local

Buying directly and eating seasonal produce,  is a great way to support local business. In addition to enjoying the best local and regional foods. From fresh artisan bread, locally reared meat, seasonal vegetables, cheese, to English wine and craft spirits.

Fresh Seasonal Local Produce

To buy the best local and seasonal produce visit your local farm shop, independent retailers, farmers’ markets or local farm. Many farm shops offer home delivery services as well.

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