Buying local on the Lizard Peninsula

The Lizard has a thriving foodie scene that celebrates the very best of local flavours, from the county’s largest farmers’ market in lively Helston and farm shops serving up the tastiest homegrown produce, to award-winning fishmongers, excellent delis and village stores, and two of Cornwall’s favourite pasty makers hidden in the folds of Cornwall’s wild, remote, most southerly region.

Farmers' markets and farm shops

Helston Farmers’ Market

Established in 2008, this is now the largest farmers’ market in Cornwall, selling items from dozens of local producers, from Cadgwith crab to local chocolate and fresh flowers. First Sat of month, 9.30-12.

Tregullas Farm Shop, Lizard

The mainland’s most southerly farm shop, Tregullas sells meat (including lamb reared on the farm), fresh veg and fish. Ice cream and coffee available at the cafe.

Treleague Farm, Ruan Minor

A small shop on a dairy farm with all things local including fruit, veg, cheese, fresh fish, and their own butter and pasteurised milk in bottles.

Delis, fishmongers and ice cream parlours

Roskilly’s, St Keverne

(Pictured) One of Cornwall’s most popular ice cream parlours with cafe and restaurant, gift shop, gallery, animals to pet and walking trails in the surrounding woodland.

Quayside Fish, Porthleven

Award-winning Cornish fishmonger with sustainably caught fish and shellfish from local small inshore boats. Fresh meat and dairy produce also available in the shop.

The Corner Deli, Porthleven

Popular deli in the centre of the village, selling Cornish produce (olives, cider, cheese, eggs, bread), takeaway pizza, pastries and possibly the biggest scones you’ll find in Cornwall.

Origin Coffee, Porthleven

South Cornwall’s leading coffee roaster with a focus on sustainability, based in Porthleven. Cafe and shop open daily. Also located in Penryn.

The Pantry, Trelowarren, Mawgan

Cafe-cum-deli on the beautiful Trelowarren estate serving coffee, cakes, pastries, and locally made products
including homemade sourdough bread and local, organic wine.

Coverack Village Stores

Friendly stores selling locally produced meats and cheese, cakes and biscuits, beers and wine, fresh bread and seasonal fruit and vegetables.

Cadgwith Cove Crab, Cadgwith

Fishmongers just behind the cove with excellent choice of locally landed fish, seafood and shellfish. Crab sandwiches available at lunchtime.


Gear Farm Pasty Company, St Martin

Up there as one of the best pasty makers in Cornwall, ingredients are grown and produced on the farm using the same methods that have been used for generations. Roadside fruit and veg stall selling their organic produce.

Ann’s Pasties (Lizard village, Porthleven and Helston)

(Pictured) Ann has become one of Cornwall’s best-loved pasty makers. All their producers are based within a 10-mile radius, with shops in Lizard village, Porthleven and Helston.