Fresh & Local
Meat in Graffham Village Shop is freshly delivered by Courtney Butchers of Midhurst. Place an order for something special, or drop in and pick up some sausages, bacon or chicken pieces from our fridge for a quick meal. At Christmas we take orders for a range of different turkeys, this year being supplied by local farmer Charlie Hancock.
Fresh bread every day, organic loaves normally available, also croissants and pain-au-chocolat
Our dairy produce comes from several local sources. Organic milk and cream come from Goodwood Farm. It is produced by their herd of Dairy Shorthorn cows, a native breed famous for its good nature and the quality of its milk. Milk from Goodwood is non-homogenised and processed at their own farm shortly after the cows are milked. Non-organic milk, yogurts and other dairy products also available.
Sussex cheese is a speciality at Graffham Village Shop and we vary out stock as we introduce new varieties. A favourite among the locals is Sussex Charmer, a hard-pressed cheese matured for up to 1 year with a flavour which is a cross between Cheddar and Parmesan. Another cheese popular in Graffham is St Giles, a mild, creamy cheese with an edible orange rind somewhat similar to the French Port Salut. St Giles is delivered to us from the High Weald Dairy and was voted fifth best cheese at the World Cheese Awards 2009. We would love to say it was named after our own St Giles Church. Alas St Giles is also the patron saint of St Giles, Horsham Keynes, where the cheese is made! Other cheeses regularly on our shelves include Scrumpy Sussex, sheep's cheese such as Sussex Slipcote, and Sussex Brie and Camembert from East Sussex based Alsop & Walker. Whilst we love our local cheese you will also find cheese from other parts of the country and even as far away as France!
Fresh Fish available in our chiller compartment
Eggs All our eggs are free range and freshly delivered from "Ken's Eggs" and other local suppliers.
Fruit & Veg - Whereever possible we try to get Sussex fruit, vegetables and salad in season. Salad crops on the South Coast are plentiful in summer. Apples from Grange Farm in Funtington are always popular (as is their delicious Cox Apple juice). Sadly we don't produce mangos or pineapples, ginger or avocados in West Sussex ... we have to compromise on "local" here to bring our customers a full range of fresh produce!
As a traditional village shop we aim to supply everything you need without going any further ... from cornflakes and baked beans to washing powder and rubber gloves, we have it here. We also have an abundance of speciality items - jams, chutneys and marmalades, chocolates and biscuits, both from local Sussex producers and from Europe.
Nice & Spicy?
Planning something exotic ... no need to go further than Graffham as we now stock a large range of Bart spices as well as a wide selection of ingredients for both European and Asian cooking.
From Our Freezer to Yours ...
But if you just can't be bothered, why not grab a ready-made curry from Chaula's out of our freezer? Chaula's of Lewes make curries based on traditional Gujarat cooking which are nothing like you've ever tasted in Indian restaurants. (They are also free from artificial colours and preservatives and some are even gluten-free.)
We have also recently teamed up with Haslemere company, The Sauce Kitchen, to provide a range of frozen sauces made from the best ingredients to family recipes and tested on families here in Graffham! We also stock Dr Oetker's Frozen Pizza, Haagen Daz ice cream, and all the usual fish fingers, burgers and frozen peas for convenience meals.
Wines & Spirits
You will find a large selection of wines and spirits on our shelves, as well as beer and cider. Looking for local? We have a selection of Sussex ales and lager from Hepworth Brewery in Horsham, and also from Goodwood.
We sell cigarettes. We operate a strict over-18 policy on all sales of alcohol and tobacco.
ServicesDry cleaning arranged; we sell stamps when the Post Office is shut.
Photos: larder and speciality biscuits; Sussex cheeses; fresh delivery from "Something Fishy"; fully stocked wines & spirits;