Posts for Food

New wet fish counter, Appledore

From Torridge Council: Just five years ago the then privately run Appledore Fishdock, which opened in 2008, was in some distress with under investment in machinery, confusing leases, and a lack of plans to support the local fishing industry. While the intervening years have not been plain sailing Torridge Councils […]

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New meat pies from Dartmoor Farmers

A new pie range which showcases local ingredients has been launched by Dartmoor Farmers Association – and it comes just in time for those seeking an alternative Christmas dinner. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales assisted with the establishment of Dartmoor Farmers Association (DFA) and together with the Duchy of Cornwall, […]

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Mexican restaurant to open at Affinity Devon

Uno, dos, tres… Affinity Devon is delighted to announce that a Mexican Restaurant is opening. El Toro Loco will be located in the Food Court and will be opening in August. More info when we have it.

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Hartland’s first post-lockdown farmers’ market

The weather was relatively kind to the stallholders at the Hartland Farmers’ market yesterday. It was not quite the bustling indoor event Hartland normally enjoys, but it was lovely to see people getting out and moving towards some new kind of normality, and it attracted lots of locals. On their […]

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Crowdfunder for locally grown food production in Bradworthy

  Jenns Farm in Bradworthy has set up a fundraiser to produce locally grown food for our community and educate the younger generation on modern, effective, sustainable farming. See the video below. On their Crowdfunder page, they say: Our aim at Jenns is simple. We are a small market garden […]

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How has Coronavirus affected food from farm to plate?

From University of Exeter: The impact of coronavirus on Britain’s crucial food supply chains will be tracked as part of a new study which will show how the current crisis has affected the journey from farm to plate. Experts will investigate the disruption caused by the pandemic for producers, manufacturers, […]

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You are needed to pick fruit

The UK Government and Prince of Wales have urged students and furloughed workers to apply for seasonal farm work. I am sure they will be leading the way in deeds as well as words. As part of efforts to support British farmers and growers to recruit workers throughout the harvest period, […]

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And here’s some good news for Earth Day …

From university of Exeter: Thousands of trees have been planted in former rainforest land in the Amazon, nourishing the soil and providing impoverished Brazilians with food and increased incomes. The land – in the Amazon’s “arc of deforestation” – is being turned into small scale “silvopastoral” systems, where animals graze […]

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Aldi joins national free school meal voucher scheme

Aldi has confirmed today (Tuesday 21 April) it has signed up to the national voucher scheme, which is one of the ways the Government is supporting children on free school meals during the Covid-19 outbreak. Aldi joins a range of supermarkets including Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Waitrose and M&S where […]

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Thanks to all the lovely supermarket staff out there

Went to do my weekly supermarket shop, this time at Morrisons in Bideford. Ringing the changes helps create a weird kind of variety. All was good. The staff are very organised and now have screens to help protect them (and us). Sanitiser and security folk at the doors to ensure […]

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