Nick Saltmarsh, Josiah Meldrum and William Hudson founded Hodmedod in 2012 to supply beans and other products from British farms.

They work with British farms to source a range of top quality ingredients and delicious foods. they are particularly interested in searching out less well-known foods, like the fava bean – grown in Britain since the Iron Age but now almost forgotten – and black badger peas.

Whilst we don’t think any of their suppliers is based in the South West their products certainly tick  most of the Food hub ethical boxes, reducing food miles by supplying UK grown pulses and beans to replace imported products, and supporting farmers to diversify into growing heritage varieties, and the products we are buying from them are all certified organic. They may not be quite as cheap as similar imported foods, but they are still good value for money