About us

The Sussex Produce Company is an independent food shop and café owned and managed by Nick Hempleman. Opened in 2007, Nick sources high quality food and drink from across Sussex and is widely recognised as stocking the largest range of locally made products in the county.  

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Our shop

Starting out as a greengrocer in 2007, The Sussex Produce Company has expanded over the years to sell much more than local fruit and vegetables. You’ll find an abundance of food in our award-winning shop, including; cheese, bread, fish, meat, wine, beer and a large number of products made on the premises.

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Our café

In our café we are proud to offer delicious home-cooked food using the very freshest local ingredients. Fully licensed and open seven days a week - including Friday and Saturday evenings - our menu is packed full of delights from some of Sussex’s very best producers.   

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If you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply hosting a business lunch, why not let us help you with the catering? Our experienced chefs prepare delicious food for a wide range of events; from simple platters to bespoke, fully-catered weddings.

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Look out for our special events, especially with writers who often come to launch their books here. Recent names include Mary Berry, Hemsley and Hemsley and Kate Humble.

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