- December 01, 2013
Store UpdateWinter is a fabulous time for lovers of good, local food, bringing it's own fresh delights to those of Spring, Summer & Autumn. We tend to abandon thoughts of salads and light meals and embrace the earthy delights of the potato, brassica family, pumpkin and squash to help us stave off the cold. Our seasonal produce for December includes Robinta Red potatoes, Cavolo Nero Kale, Red, White and Savoy Cabbage and of course the 'mini-cabbages', Brussel Sprouts. Get set to cook up a chill-beating feast ...
Real Food partner with City Runs & Ironbridge Runner
Fit and healthy: As a Community Benefit Society, obsessed with quality, fresh, local food, we thought it only fitting to team up with an organisation equally obsessed with keeping local people in peak condition. Find out more on our events page.
REAL FOOD IN THE GUARDIAN Food & Drink page!
Bite-sized shares: How people power is revolutionising the way we buy our food. Local groups are investing in projects that will produce food and challenge the supermarkets in the process READ THE FULL ARTICLE
HAVE YOU SEEN THE REAL FOOD SHORT FILM?
Click here to see it on youtube! (4 mins)
A short documentary about Exeter's first community owned food store. We sell the finest local, sustainable produce from Devon at affordable prices. Supported by Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming & Food Co-ops programme www.foodcoops.org this is all about finding alternatives to the mainstream food system.
Happy Christmas from The Real Food Store
It's December already and what a wonderful excuse, if you need one at all, to spend time with friends and family. We hope you will find a moment to pop into the store or café for a browse, coffee, lunch or to pick up a few items for your festive gathering. Don't forget to order your meat by the 10th December (final date for ordering) and bread by the 18th December, to be certain you are well stocked for the Christmas period. We also have a few gift suggestions for you that we know lovers of good, local food will be very happy with.
Please check our Christmas Opening Hours as we will be closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day with some reduced hours around these dates, to allow staff to enjoy time with their friends and family.
Members, Directors and Staff at The Real Food Store would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for your custom in 2013. We are very proud to be moving towards our third birthday in this beautiful city of Exeter - at end of March 2014 - and we have you all to thank for that. We wish you a very Happy Christmas and all the very best for the new year.
Meet the Producer: Andy Bragg, West Town Farm
Around 70% of our producers are located in Devon and almost 100% of our suppliers are based within the South West. We'd like to introduce you to another of our hard working local producers, Andy Bragg of West Town Farm.
Based at Ide and just 3 miles from the store, West Town Farm are truly local. We now have lamb and beef from the farm, with a good mix of cuts including steaks, stewing steak and mince along with lamb chops. Andy Bragg (pictured above), is the brother of Shillingford Organics farmer Martyn Bragg and part of a long established Exeter farming family, with his livestock carefully managed by Kate Sharp. Andy predominantly breeds beef at West Town Farm, reared organically and grass-fed, as well as a small number of pigs and sheep. We will receive monthly deliveries fresh from the farm so come in soon and try out this local quality produce.
West Town Farm also run a range of educational projects designed to bring an understanding of farming to as many people as possible. They have been working with schools for over 10 years. Find out more about West Town Farm.West Town Farm
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