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Our Cornish Company

Carley’s is owned and run by founders and directors Shirley Carley and John Carley and their daughter Rachel Sutton and our brilliant team ~ Cathy Tozer, Amber Tozer, Teresa Trewhella & Bev Roskruge.

plus the occasional office dogs, Jasper, Bryher, Scott and Badger-  offering invaluable help!

Our original shop circa 1980, still known as The Granary back in those days!

How did we get to here?

Our business started in Truro, Cornwall in 1974 as an amazing wholefood shop- The Granary. Back in those early days we began making little batches of peanut butter, hazel butter and mustard in a little kitchen above our shop. this was initially just to sell to our own customers, maybe a dozen or so jars a week!

Many years passed with us making gradually bigger batches in that little kitchen with ever so slightly bigger and better nut butter mills every few years. A name change came in the 1990’s taking our family surname to call our shop Carley & Co.

Our shop-Painted by one of our lovely customers!


With an ever increasing range, great feedback and demand from our friends’ shops as well as our own customers we moved to a small rented factory unit- also in Truro, in 2003. We then named our business simply Carley’s and the name and our reputation for quality simple organic food still stands today. We refurbished the new unit to contain all we would need to start making our nut and seed butters on a bigger scale, with the financial support of Triodos Bank, and the EAGGF (European Agricultural Guidance & Guarantee Fund).

The business continued to grow steadily and soon we found we were running out of space again! So, on to the next step in the adventure that has been the Carley’s story so far….

After many months of searching we realised the answer to our quandary of ‘where do we set up next’ lay almost right on our own doorstep.

In our home village of Chacewater there became available a sad little plot with a shabby building in a very sorry state of overgrown tumbledown repair.

Following a tense but successful bidding process the building became ours and we embarked upon the big build!

We started production here in January 2015 and relish the extra space and our wonderful surroundings. Chacewater is nestled in a beautiful sheltered valley in the heart of Cornwall, there is plenty of history surrounding us and we are delighted to have become part of Chacewaters’ future. We are very excited about the years ahead!