Honeysuckle first opened its doors in the summer of 1978, in the midst of a social revolution sweeping Britain. It was founded by four friends on strong environmental, political and social ethics, not to mention a passion for good food. In 1970’s Shropshire, workers co-operatives, vegetarians, vegans and Organic were a rare species, but business blossomed and Honeysuckle established a strong trade in the heart of Oswestry. It has since become a landmark in the retail map of the town and border area.

Specialising in organic and locally grown fresh fruit and veg, speciality teas and ethically traded vegetarian/vegan products, Honeysuckle has been supplying classic wholefoods and staple ingredients for decades. They have an ever-expanding range of refills and zero waste products, which provides a great service for local people trying to cut down on plastic waste.

Celebrating over 44 years of trading as a worker’s cooperative, the team pride themselves on their fair working practices, strict buying policy and excellent customer service and count many of their customers as great friends. Honeysuckle has been organically certified by the Soil Association for over 20 years.

As a business, Honeysuckle aims to be as environmentally friendly as possible, using energy sourced from renewables and reusing as much as possible before recycling it. The shop also supports the thriving local honey producers, artisan bakers and local makers of hot sauce, as well as a range of local charities and community groups like the Oswestry Foodbank and OsNosh, whose work is so important to the community.

So, next time you’re strolling down Church Street pop in and see what they have to offer!

For more information, visit www.honeysuckle-wholefoods.co.uk, call 01691 653125 or email info@honeysuckle-wholefoods.co.uk

Pictured: The Honeysuckle Wholefood team.