- June 30, 2014
Store UpdateThe Hungry Gap is behind us! Shillingford Organics have reported recent 'perfect weather' for growing and are now providing us with fresh Broad Beans, Sugar Snap Peas, award winning Beetroot and Kohlrabi and limited Courgettes in-store. We have some fabulous sausage and BBQ packs from West Town Farm and more sausages, including spicy Italian and Chorizo, from new suppliers Good Game, based in Topsham. British strawberries and raspberries from Riverford as well as Cornish new potatoes and a limited supply of asparagus, make for some serious food fantasies. For Summer recipe inspiration and our news of upcoming events, head this direction.
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.
Meet the Producer:
In Bloom Devon
Around 70% of our producers are located in Devon and almost 100% of our suppliers are based within the South West. Just one of our fabulous producers is In Bloom Devon, local growers - located near Shillingford St George - who supply us with British blooms delivered fresh to the store from a flower field just 5 miles away.
Jenny Carter and Nicola Beglin started In Bloom Devon in 2012, following a number of years working as part of Exeter Grower's Co-operative growing fruit and vegetables. Their idea was to grow organic, seasonal flowers that customers and bees alike would love. The flowers are grown entirely without the use of pesticides and artificial fertilisers so that bees and other pollinating insects will find them as attractive as we do. Combining the skills of expert growing and artisan floristry, Jenny and Nicola provide high quality, bespoke bouquets and arrangements that reflect the flow of nature's seasons with their website taking orders for cut flowers, wedding bouquets and local business orders.
We are lucky enough to have bunches of these colourful, seasonal flowers delivered to the store every week, within hours of picking, although they do move quickly once they arrive. Come in and grab a bunch. They really are stunning.
Find out more about the rest of our products.