About Us

Hi I'm Nina,

I am a mum, maker, grower, gardener, beekeeper, dog wrangler, chicken & duck fancier and I opened Little Hadham Stores in May 2018.   I believe strongly that we need to make conscious, sustainable, choices about how we consume.  When I choose goods and suppliers I always work to the following principles:

BUY LESS, CHOOSE WELL

FRESH - We bring you the freshest food available, with a minimum of food miles and food waste. We are right on the A120 in Little Hadham, East Hertfordshire. 

LOCAL - I support local, like-minded, business, which is great for the resilience of our community. I believe these suppliers are more likely to be responsive to my customer's needs.

SEASONAL - We have locally made, seasonal, specials each week; pasta, salads, soups, tarts & cakes.

SUSTAINABLE - We support small, local producers and make an ethical choice about how goods should be produced, sold, packaged and consumed.

  • Support sustainable, organic production methods, like our organic veg boxes; artificial compounds need not be present in our food.
  • Reduce consumption of animal products, and making sure there are high welfare levels when we do consume them. 
  • Minimise packaging, it should be compostable, recyclable or re-useable. Bring your own bags, boxes, tubs, jars, any container and we'll fill them.
  • Cut single use plastics. Plastic is an amazing product in some circumstances but OUR use of it is killing the planet, and WE can do something about that.  Bring your clean LHSTORES veg boxes, egg cartons, plastic containers and paper bags and we will re-use them or compost them.
  • Sustainable palm oil - the West's rampant consumption of this is what drives countries to destroy their rain forests, yet like any other crop it can be sustainably grown.  
  • I believe in a co-operative approach and work WITH my local suppliers.  My main wholesaler is the UK’s biggest worker’s co-operative; who have been supplying natural, responsibly-sourced products since 1977. They have ethical policies on the environment, trade, palm oil workers rights, animal welfare, toxic ingredients, and regularly review their supply chain.

So, that is what informs all that we do at Little Hadham Stores, and here is how we do it:

CLICK & COLLECT - On Sunday each week I send an order email to our customers.  You order by 5pm on Tuesday.  On Wednesday our suppliers, pick, bake, make and deliver to LHSTORES.  On Thursday, 11am to 5pm, our customers pick up their orders.  CLICK HERE to be added to our email list.

POSTAGE - I am always happy to mail items that we stock out to customers who cannot pick up.  Please EMAIL ME for a postage quote before you order.

SHARE - We have evening events, including supper clubs, tastings & workshops. We love to share our passion for food, share ideas & discover more about our customers & their needs.

MEET - On the last Saturday of the month I run the Little Hadham Farmers’ Market at our village school from 9.00 - 11.30am, where you can come & meet many of our suppliers in the flesh.

As a young business we are open to ideas & suggestions, so if there is something you would like us to source and stock for you please get in touch.