Autumn fare

It looks good, it tastes good… our pick of our favourite shops this month

African dream
Gorgeous Tamegroute pottery from Morocco is a must for spectacular statement pieces. This platter is part of a range of bowls, jugs, and platters priced £15-£345 at Ibbi, Vallum Farm, East Wallhouses, NE18 0LL, tel 01434 409 085,

In a jam
There are multiple tasty reasons why Jean Read’s jams, which are handmade in Newcastle, are a North East institution. Pick up a few jars, £3.75 each, at Knitsley Farm Shop, East Knitsley Grange Farm, Knitsley, Consett, DH8 9EW, tel 01207 592 059,

Hot shots
Small and perfectly formed, these handmade espresso cups are made to perk up your morning. Dassie Artisan espresso cup and saucer £9.99 at Pure Knead, Park View, Whitley Bay, NE26 3QW, tel 07964 864 181,


Loving spoonful
One of our store cupboard staples, this Lovesome cold-pressed virgin rapeseed oil is deliciously nutty and perfect for dressing, roasting and frying. £5 at Broomhouse Farmshop and gift shop, Witton Gilbert, Co Durham, DH7 6TR, tel 0191 371 9697,

Hot news
These Perello Spanish gordal olives with hot chillies are bright, plump and crisp with a chilli kick. Pick up a bottle of something crisp and dry to go with them for a reminder of summer. Carruthers & Kent, Elmfield Road, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 4AY, tel 0191 213 1818,

Keep cool and chill out with this gorgeous Emma Bridgewater-designed Chilly’s bottle, one of a range priced £25 at Corbridge Cookshop, Middle Street, Corbridge, NE45 5AT, tel 01434 632 582,


Give pease a chance
For proper pease pud, we turn to Newcastle lad Pete Mullen, whose Pete’s Puddin’ flavours include Original, Broon Ale and Oi Oink with gammon and leek. Blagdon Farm Shop, Milkhope Centre, Berwick Hill Road Newcastle, NE13 6DA, tel 01670 789 924,

Fizz is the biz
If it’s worth celebrating, it’s worth doing it in style. We have developed a taste for Landron Chartier’s Natürlich Pet Nat Rouge – an organic no-added sulphur juicy fizzy red made from the Gamay de Bouze grape – perfect for parties. £17.99 at Boda Home, Whitley Road Whitley Bay, NE26 2NE, tel 07542 244 716,

Fishy business
Missing summer already? Recreate a taste of France with these sardines, anchovies and mackerel treats, all £4.75 at North Acomb Farm Shop, Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43 7UF, tel 01661 843 181,

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