Established in 2013 by Laura Jayne Burlison, The Paddock is an organic fruit and veg box scheme and delivery service focusing on environmentally friendly, local produce with ethics at the heart of everything we do. The Paddock Farm Shop is a zero waste shop stocking a range of organic and local products, with minimal plastic packaging, a refill system for eco friendly household products and a plastic free pantry. The Paddock has been inspired by our family smallholding, named The Paddock, based on the beautiful Northumberland border. Read Our Story.
The Paddock is an organic Fruit and Veg Box Scheme, covering Newcastle, Gateshead, some parts of County Durham and Northumberland. We aim to focus on organic, local and fair trade foods with an open and honest policy about how and where our food is produced, the miles it has travelled, the packaging it comes in and the impact it has on our environment.
Full info on delivery can be found in the FAQs section of the website.
The Paddock Farm Shop, 7-9 Ramsay Street, High Spen, NE39 2EL focuses on organic, local produce with a zero waste ethos aiming to reduce single use plastics, reuse whatever we can and finally recycle whatever we can't to provide eco friendly options for our customers with minimal environmental impact. Pop in and refill from our Refill Station, a selection of eco friendly household cleaning products or top up on those cupboard store essentials such as rice and pasta from our Plastic Free Pantry of Organic Dried Goods.
Read more about our Farm Shop.
The Paddock itself is my family's 6 acre smallholding which we have owned since 2002, based on the beautiful Northumberland/Gateshead border. This has provided the starting point for our small, family run business aiming to bring local, fresh, seasonal, homegrown, homemade and organically sourced (wherever possible) food to the doors of local people throughout Gateshead, Newcastle, County Durham and Northumberland through a delivery service and our Farm Shop. We also offer a range of eco friendly household options which can be delivered alongside a veg box or collected from our Farm Shop.
See photos from our Smallholding.
Our delivery service runs weekly on a Wednesday and Thursday depending upon your area. You can collect from Buy the Kilo in Tynemouth from 1pm Friday. Orders must be received by Sunday evening for delivery the following Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Payment is taken upon delivery/collection (not upon placing the order) by either cash or direct bank transfer. Once you have placed your order, you will be contacted directly to confirm delivery. Please have a read through the "Frequently Asked Questions" section before placing an order for full info on the service including delivery areas and collection points!
The Paddock will be on holiday for one week from Saturday 14th September to Sunday 22nd September, returning to normal week commencing Monday 23rd September. There will be no delivery service and the Farm Shop will remain closed for one week. We will not be responding to telephone calls, emails or enquiries during this time. Orders placed during this time will be processed on our return. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.