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  • August 22, 2015

    Autumnal Produce

    We are looking forward to the season changing and the delicious produce Autumn brings with it. Highlights from Shillingford Organics and Riverford include sweetcorn, Discovery eating apples, the nutty and delicious Uchiki Kuri squash, yellow plums, and stunning Romanesco cauliflower. On top of this ...

Real Food partner with City Runs

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.


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 


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 this is all about finding alternatives to the mainstream food system.

Exeter Pound Launch Market

1st September from 10.00am. Cathedral Green

The Exeter Pound Mission: "To connect individuals to a wider variety of local, independent businesses in a colourful and engaging way, strengthening Exeter's local economic character and building resilience". 

We will be joining other independent business and local organisations for the launch of the Exeter pound. The currency will be officially launched at 11am when the first pound will be spent, and the market will be open for the rest of the day, celebrating the diversity, quality and unique range of Exeter businesses getting involved. We will have a selection of fresh products from the store, including bread from Emmas Bread, and veg from Shillingford Organics. We hope to see you there! 

The market will also be a great way to learn about how the currency will work, where you can spend it, and to chat with the people involved in bringing the Exeter pound to life!  

Tuesday 8th September: "Independents of Exeter" exhibition launch at the Phoenix. This is an exhibition of photographic portraits of businesses trading in Exeter. The exhibition will run until the 10th October.


Barbeque season is upon us!

The summer is the perfect time of year to have a barbeque! We offer a wide range of essential products to help you eat fresh, local and delicious this summer season. Good Game sausages are traditionally produced in Topsham, using the finest pork from small producers, and locally reared game. Try their venison and pork sausages, or heat things up with a spicy Italian sizzler! We are also stocking a new range of barbeque sauces and spicy meat rubs from local Exmouth company Eat The Smoke, all made without the use of artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. To finish things off perfectly, pick up an amazing organic salad bag from Shillingford and some delicious brioche buns from Emma’s bread!

We are also excited to introduce restaurant quality BBQ charcoal from The Bulworthy Project. Their Devon made charcoal is accredited by the Devon Wildlife Trust due to their sustainable credentials. It contains no chemical additives and all the wood comes from sustainable forestry and land management, carried out within a few miles of Rackenford, Devon. 

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    We are proud to let you know the electricity powering the Real Food Store, Cafe and Bakery is being supplied by Good Energy. Read more ...