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  • June 30, 2015

    Store Update

    Summer is heating up and we are thoroughly enjoying the glorious produce that comes with this sunshine and warmer temperatures. In-store now we have broad beans, new, red Duke of York potatoes and strawberries. Summer staples include Red Oakleaf, Green Batavia, Little Gem and Lollo Bionda lettuce, rocket, chard and herbs galore including thyme, sage, lovage, hyssop, oregano, lemon balm and limited garlic chives, dill and mint. If you'd like a few BBQ and salad recipe ideas or information on store and café events, head this way.
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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.

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.

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. 

Meet the Producer

Shute fruit preserves

Shute Fruit, located in Bishopsteignton, on the Teign River in Devon, provide us with a wide variety of fruit and berry products that are excellent for use this summer. The preserves are all made by hand and include wonderful jellies, jams, chutneys and marmalade. They have full respect for the environment and farm in a sustainable manner, allowing birds and other animals to thrive harmoniously around the site. Shute Fruit also host seasonal pick your own events, so why not visit them and leave with some delicious fresh produce!

We also love their enticing elderflower cordial, check out their recipe page for delicious recipes, including elderflower drizzle cake and their twist on the classic G&T!

 

Around 70% of our producers are located in Devon and almost 100% of our suppliers are based within the South West. Find out more about the rest of our products.

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