We are 100% Single Use Plastic Free!
You will find no single use plastic in the Wholesome Weigh. Everything in the shop is either loose or free from unnecessary packaging. Bring your own containers to fill or buy from our range of quality refillable containers and cloth bags. And there are also free brown paper bags on hand in case you've forgotten your containers or received some last minuet inspiration! We are always ready to help you with your refills. You can buy as little or as much as you like.
We offer discounts on bulk purchases. We believe that ‘little and good’ is an excellent philosophy for well-being! So we do not charge extra for small purchases. So you can be as adventurous as you like without spending a fortune.
Modern life is Hectic. The Wholesome Weigh is a place to slow down and savour your choices. The shop is designed to please all of the senses and nourish the soul. You can taste, smell and sample the products and find out about the makers.
Aimee, the owner, is a qualified naturopath so you can access healthy living/eating advice in store.
For the really curious we offer ‘experience evenings’ where producers take you behind the scenes into their specialist passions.
We recognise that despite their best efforts some people remain short of time, so you can always pop in and leave a shopping list with containers for us to fill up for you to collect later.
The latest addition to our team - our Cargo Bike is currently being fixed up and readied for its new life on the streets of Hitchin to offer local deliveries!
More on how it all works and what we sell below...
How to Refill...
Weigh Your Empty
Note The Weight
Zero waste shopping at the Wholesome Weigh is easy, bring your own containers, weigh them, fill them and pay, that's it! Some people like to bring their mason jars along, some bring tupper wares, for bigger shops, the lighter weight the better.
We sell produce bags and jars, and also have free paper bags which are perfect for those off the cuff purchases.
Alborio Rice, Brown Long Grain, Brown Short Grain, Brown Jasmine Rice, Basmati White, Red Rice, Mixed Wild Rice, Black Wild Rice,
Amaranth, Bulgar Wheat, White Couscous, Frekkah, Maftoul (brown couscous), Whole Quinoa, Red Quinoa, Smoked Quinoa, Spelt Grain, Hulled Buckwheat, Roasted Buckwheat, Millet and Teff.
Chickpeas, Blue Peas, Carlin peas, Marrofat peas, Red Split Peas, Yellow Split Peas, Green Split Peas,
Black Turtle Beans, Butter Beans, Split Favabeans, Whole Favabeans, Kidney Beans, Harricot Beans, Mung Beans, Speckled Pinto Beans,
French Green lentils, Green Lentils, Red Split Lentils, Brown Lentils.
Wholewheat & White Pasta’s; Pennet, Fusilli and Spaghetti, Wholewheat Macaroni, White Frigola (giant cous-cous), Gluten Free (rice & corn) Penne & Fussilli.
Jumbo Oats, Rolled Oats (Gluten Free), Oatmeal, Oatbran, Muesli Base, Traditional Muesli
Barley Flakes, Bran Flakes, Buckwheat Flakes, Buckwheat Groats, Rye Flakes, Teff.
Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Hazel Nuts, Macademia Nuts, Pine Nuts, Tiger Nuts, Walnuts,
Broccoli Seeds, Camelina Seeds, Chia Seeds, Hulled Hemp Seeds, Brown Linseeds, Golden Linseeds, Omega 3 Mix (pumpkin seeds, Sesame Seeds, Sunflower seeds), Sunflower Seeds, Poppy seeds.
Basil, Herbs De Provence, Broccoli Seeds, Rosemary, Wild Thyme, Coriander Seeds, Coriander Powder, Mustard Seeds, Cloves, Star Anise, Oregano.
Arrow Root, Black Pepper Corns, Bay leaves, Black Cumin/Nigella Seeds, Ground Ginger, Cumin Seeds, Chilli Flakes, Ground Black Pepper, Garam Massala, Turmeric, Sea Salt, Himalayan Salt,
Palm Coconut Sugar,
Apple Rings (contains Sulphur), Apricots, Bannana Chips, Barberries, Currents, Cranberries (infused in apple juice), Coconut Flakes, Figs Chopped, Figs Whole, Crystallised Ginger, Juniper Berries. Mango, Medjoul Dates, Mixed Vine fruit, Papaya, Pitted Dates, Pineapple, Prunes, Raisins, Sundried Tomatoes, White Mulberries,
Bio & non Bio Laundry Liquid, Liquid Fabric Softener, Washing Powder
Dish Wash Powder, Dish Wash Rinse Aid, Washing Up Liquid - Spiced Ginger / Unscented
Bicarbonate Soda, Multi Purpose Spray/Floor Cleaner, Toilet Cleaner, White Vinegar
Faith in Nature Body Wash, Faith in Nature Conditioner, Faith in Nature Showergel, Sumer Essential Shampoo, Sumer Essential Conditioner.
What We Sell...
All our loose Wholefoods are Organically grown, we believe in supporting ethical farming practices, simply because its better for the planet (and all us creatures who live on it!).
Many of our products are fair trade and from Growers Co-Operatives with the least air miles possible, with a range of products such as Chia Seeds, Linseeds and Quinoa grown right here in the U.K!
We don't believe in charging a premium and have price matched a lot of our products with the super markets to make sure you can be plastic free & Earth friendly :)
Along Side our loose bulk refill whole foods, we also sell loose hand made award winning raw vegan chocolate from the wonderful local artisan chocolate maker Raw Spirit - Tasting is believing! And the incredible vegan raw chocolate coated Almonds, Fava beans and Mulberries from the Raw Chocolate Co have also gained a cult following!
Teas and Coffee
We a great selection of quality loose leaf sold by the gram, these include; Assam Garden, Earl Grey, Gaba Oolong, Popcorn (white), Korakundar Black Tea, Jade Dew, Wild Tree Buds, Mate Leaves, CBD and Mint (tea bags), Peppermint, Moroccan Peppermint & Green, Liquorish, Chamomile, Chai, and Rooibos.
Our Coffees are Organic, Fair Trade, Shade Grown and freshly roasted in Devon by our friends at Owens Coffee who maintain close relationships with the growers. We've got a nice selection to suit different tastes and tolerances :)
From Black Garlic produced in Sandy to Apple Cider Vinegar on tap, there are loads of other interesting (slightly harder to categorise) edibles here at the Wholesome Weigh.
We've got a range of beautiful hand made soaps gentle enough for face, body and hands. We've got shampoo bars, shaving bars and even dish washing bars.
There is a selection of natural deodorants, locally produced body butters and locally made reusable make up remover pads available.
We sell Organicups and other reusable sanitary ware for plastic free periods.
We've got bamboo hair brushes, hair ties, toothbrushes, a range of toothpastes and even tooth floss with refills...
- and everything is of course 100% plastic free!
There are many eco friendly alternatives to the everyday bits and bobs we use around the house available here at The Wholesome Weigh, from plastic free biodegradable dish scrubbers to reusable cotton tea bags, we've got it covered.
We've got loads of fun and practical items to help you reduce your impact both at home and on the go. Things like; stainless steel lunch boxes, quality Produce Bags for life, and Reusable Drink Cups.
in spite of being some what limited by space in our shop, we are always open to suggestions and so our range is ever expanding with customer demand and we even have stuff round the back for those customers in the know!
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Find Us Next to Hitchin Market, Opposite St. Marys Church;
37 Churchyard Walk, Hitchin SG5 1DW
We are open from Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm and Sunday 10.30am to 3pm
A Wholesome Weigh Creation (C) 2019