Reg the Veg is a Clifton institution, but since September 2009 it has been under new management and it shows. Thomas Hagon, ably assisted by his Dad, John, have bought the business and aim to specialise in local and exotic produce.

On their daily visits to market they source as much as possible from local organic farmers, like the farmer from Failand who provides all their organic carrots and parsnips, leeks, cabbages, kale and purple sprouting or Farmer John, based near Clevedon, who supplies their organic potatoes (and their Christmas trees!). Thom will also make up veg boxes to your own specification, or just tell him how much you want to spend, and he will even deliver, if you live locally.

The Hagons pride themselves on being able to provide items that are hard to find elsewhere, and, would you believe, they even have their own local forager.

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