We began trading in 1990 and remain a family
business to this day, having grown to become the
only large scale insect farm operating in the UK
- and one of the largest in the World. We employ
over 120 staff and use state of the art facilities for
farming, harvesting, drying and milling.
We were one of the first companies in the
area to invest in solar panels and we also
use a biomass system which provides 95% of
heating for the entire site. We have installed
air handling units to reclaim heat and help with
cooling in the summer. We are committed to
recycling materials throughout the business
We produce whole dried crickets (66% protein)
and cricket flour (64% protein) which can be
used as an ingredient in all manner of foods to
increase protein, reduce carbs and add a whole
raft of key nutrients to your recipes.
Our minimum order is 2kg of whole dried
crickets and 4kg of cricket flour. Most orders are
dispatched within 24 hours of being placed. For
large orders please call customer services.
We farm the American house cricket or acheta
domesticus, which is not only prolific, but also
nutritious and extremely palatable. It is one of the
most popular and versatile edible insects in the World.
To find out about other species of crickets
and meal worms from Cricket Foods, please get in
touch here with details of your requirements or
phone 01223 208261.
Our products are fully traceable, batch controlled and
subject to regular microbiological testing. We breed
our own crickets on site and clean down the cricket
rooms after each harvest. Whole crickets are washed
before drying. We don’t use antibiotics or any other
drugs. Cricket Foods is SALSA accredited.
Please note: crickets contain trace amounts of gluten
from the cereal in their feed.
At our farm in Cambridgeshire, the space,
lighting, temperature and humidity are all
optimised to create the perfect environment for
crickets to breed, develop and grow. They are fed
a bespoke diet suited to their requirements and
after five weeks they are harvested in a humane
manner by freezing.
Please get in touch if you have particular bespoke requirements and we will do our best to
accommodate you. Insect based food is a new & exciting market and we are committed to
helping our customers develop innovative new ideas for a sustainable and nutritious future.