- March 01, 2014
Store UpdateHere we are in March and the hungry gap months of April and May are looming, but in the meantime we should make full use of the fabulous local parsnips, kale, cauliflower and swede that are coming through the back door of the shop each day. The end of March incredibly, marks our third birthday, so around Saturday 29th pop in for a visit as we will be giving away free cake to our shoppers. We thank you again for all the support you have given the store and café over the past three years. Come in and celebrate with us. Mother's Day falls on the 31st March and we have a few thoughtful local gift ideas to offer, including blueberry truffles from the Blueberry Bros. and Mannabonbons luxury Devon chocolate bars with exotic, irresistible flavours. 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.
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.
An opportunity to work with us:
Part Time Job Share Cook
We are currently looking for a part-time job-share Cook at The Real Food Store café. We are keen to work with a passionate local food lover, a whizz at menu planning and of course, a food preparation professional. If you are interested in the position, visit our Work for Us page to see the job description and download the application form. Applications need to be with us by 12th March.
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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