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  • March 29, 2014

    Store Update

    As we launch ourselves into April, we are seeing glimmers of Spring-like weather, although we all know April likes to mix things up on us, so it's best to be ready for anything and pleasantly surprised when we see a little sunshine. In the store this month we are mostly celebrating our 3rd birthday which is officially the 30th March. We intend to stretch it into the first week so pop in for Emma's cake, photo opportunities or just to say hello. Our fresh veg offering includes Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Table Dainty Marrow, Shallots and Perpetual Spinach. If you'd like a little more recipe inspiration or news of upcoming events, click this way ...

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.


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.

Easter Opening Hours

Happy Easter to all of our customers, members, volunteers, staff team and producers. Please note that we are open on Saturday as usual, but the store and café are closed on Easter Monday. We are back to our regular hours on Tuesday April 22nd.

Meet the Producer:

Paloma of The Tiny Marmalade Co.

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, Paloma of The Tiny Marmalade Co.


The Tiny Marmalade Co. take pride in making their preserves with love. Based right here in Exeter, less than a mile from the store, Paloma makes her little jars of marmalades, jams and chutney using organic and Fair Trade ingredients. Each of Paloma's jars of preserve are essentially a limited edition as every batch is made from a unique harvest that is dictated by the weather. This is real local farming (we can't resist) and produce made with passion.

The flavours on offer are unusual, delicious and include Strawberry and Chilli marmalade, Cherries and Rioja marmalade, Plums and Chamomile jam and Apple and Courgette Chutney. The preserves are sold individually or in beautiful gift packs. The jars are also the perfect size for trying a multitude of flavours within a short period time. These tiny jars contain produce that is seriously addictive. Perfect with cheese, on toast, with ice cream or with meat and seafood. Eat more local preserves - sounds like a reasonable New Year's resolution.

In Paloma's own words 'Everything is better in miniature format. This is how the tiny marmalades arrived in my life. I have more than 100 different tiny jars at home.' Find out more about The Tiny Marmalade Co. on their website or follow them via their Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest pages.

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  • Good Energy

    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 ...

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