A Guide to Locally Sourced Food – from Sustainable Staverton

Sustainable Staverton have gathered together a list of outlets which focus on locally sourced food, helping you cut your food miles, whilst supporting local farmers and producers. This list also includes information on delivery services.

Many of these stores are not-for-profit too or make donations to support their local communities.  But the primary feature for inclusion in this list is that outlets supply food that is grown or produced in the local area . Inevitably we will have missed some, particularly the less well known roadside stalls. Please contact Simon Oldridge with any suggesed edits.

Read more: Why buying locally matters by Malcolm Baldwin.

GENERAL STORES

Broadhempston Community Shop – staffed largely by volunteers it sells various locally produced items in season, plus the normal range of grocery goods.  There is a small café in the back for tea, coffee and delicious homemade cakes. Has a very efficient post office too. Not for profit.

The Seed Buckfastleigh Community wholefood grocery store & café. Open 8am to 7pm. Local producers supported.  Organic. Not for profit.  Offering a call and collect service for those shielding.

Tuckers Market at Buckfast just near the Abbey, has a great range of local products catering for all culinary needs – much sourced from South Devon.

Eversfield Organic Totnes Farm Shop on the Plains, Totnes.  Local organic meat plus organic fruit & veg, cheese and grocery products.

Greenlife, Totnes – healthy foods and goceries focusing on local sourcing. They have been doing a phone and collect service for their loyalty card holders over 65.  Tel: 07394-072628 between 09.00 – 12.00 for collection between 13.00 – 18.00 same day

Ben’s Farm Shop near Riverford Bridge.  Close connections to Riverford Farm, the largest organic veg supplier in the UK.   A large range: organic veg (many grown within a few miles), organic meat, bread, pies, cakes, beers wines and ciders (many locally produced).  Small café.

Dean Court Farm Shop  just off the A38 at Lower Dean.  Farm shop with award winning butchers. They say they try and source everything from the South Hams.

The Good Food Shop next to the garage at Shinners Bridge.  Homemade Indian curries, organic fruit and veg, homemade ice cream and jams, organic dried fruit and nuts, chutney and pickles.

GREENGROCERS

Annie’s of Totnes on Ticklemore St. High quality, locally sourced fruit and veg, and also dairy, cheeses and some general groceries. Eco compostable materials used where packaging is necessary. Fruit & veg boxes delivered.

MARKETS

Totnes Market every Friday and Saturday outside the Civic Hall in Totnes for veg, bread, fish and cooked food.

FISHMONGERS

The Fish Deli in Ashburton.  Responsibly caught fish and shellfish, which means not using methods that unnecessarily kill other sea life or destroy habitats. Pate, mousse, curries, stews tagines, olives, fishcakes and shell on prawns.

Cormack’s Seafood Tickelmore Street Totnes.  Fresh/frozen fish and shellfish, much of it locally supplied from Brixham fish market.

David Walker & Sons from Brixham deliver fresh fish, vacuum or ice packed if desired. Will deliver to Staverton either Monday pm (or perhaps Tuesday) to a central collection point. Order by noon Monday on 01803-882097.

BREAD

The Almond Thief on the Dartington Industrial Estate. Locally baked sourdough bread, croissants, pain au chocolat, cakes. Increasing use of locally grown wheat.

CHEESE

Tickelmore Cheese in Tickelmore Street Totnes.  30 years of trading in artisan cheeses, many of which are locally produced.

BUTCHERS

We know that it’s good for the planet to reduce meat consumption, but when you do eat meat, it’s so much better to buy locally rather than use a supermarket. On Totnes High Street, McCabe’s, Halls and Luscombe butchers all supply local meat.

Halls will deliver to Staverton parish after their shop has shut in the evenings. As well as meats, they offer quiches, pies and pasties, eggs and cold meats. Call: 01803-863178. Pay by cheque, bacs or cash – they can’t accept cards.

LOCAL BEER

Barnaby’s Brewhouse The Old Stable, Hole Farm, Staverton.  Award-winning 100% organic craft lager and beer (Soil Assoc. certification).  Free delivery within 5 miles radius.  Tel: 01803 762730.   barnabybrewhouse.com

The New Lion Brewery in Webbers Yard on the Dartington Industrial Estate.  A 100% community owned craft brewery selling a range of locally brewed beers.

GARDEN CENTRE / PLANTS

Hill House Nursery The majority of our ornamental plants are propagated and brought on here and we grow thousands of different vegetable, herb and salad plants every year, ready for planting out in customers’ own gardens. 01803762273  bluebird@hillhousenursery.com

ROADSIDE STALLS / SMALL PRODUCERS

These are a great way to buy food produced right on your doorstep, and to support local farmers.

Anran at Tidwell Farm, just below Landscove Primary School, selling produce from their own fields, cider, apple juice and some very unusual vegetables. They supply a weekly newsletter of produce. 

Jenny’s at Valley View Farm on the waterworks road from Staverton to Littlehempston. Vegetables and flowers, pickled eggs and beetroot, hen’s ducks and quail eggs, lemon curd, marmalade.

Mike’s stall in Staverton the Old School House near the Church in Staverton.  Sells largely potatoes and elephant garlic.  Also apple juice, marmalades and jams.

High Beara Honey – delicious 100% pure, local honey. Online payment available. Collect from High Beara Barn – or safe delivery available in the Staverton area for orders of two or more jars. Phone 01364 642787 or email to order.

 Schumacher College Stall between Dartington Church and the Hall – the little concrete lane alongside the Old Postern leading to North Woods.  Vegetables and herbs in season.  All grown just footsteps away from sale.  No worries about food miles!

Landworks On the right hand side of the road between Dartington Church and the Hall.  This is a highly innovative project to rehabilitate prisoners through craftwork and horticulture.  This roadside stall sells woodwork items – benches tables – vegetables in season and bags of compost.

DELIVERY-BASED SERVICES

Challices, Totnes – delivering fruit & veg, dairy and bread to the parish six days a week, Monday to Saturday. Phone 863553 before 12.00 for next day delivery.

The How Now Dairy – has a small herd of pedigree Ayrshires grazing outside on a lush wildlife rich pasture for a minimum of 200 days a year. Organic milk delivered to your door.  Other deliveries include organic free range eggs, bread, apple and orange juice, cheese, coffee, butter, clotted cream and Lamaro bread.

The Apricot Centre near Huxhams Cross on the Rattery road, delivering a large range of organic produce from their own land.  Organic veg, fruit and herbs, eggs, flowers, jam, grains and pulses, bread, meat boxes, and fermented veg.  They also have a stall in Totnes Friday Market.  

Hazel and Francesca Menuonthemove20@gmail.com   or phone 07746 194300.  Deliver quality organic meals to your door. Based in Landscove they deliver to Staverton and Broadhempston.  For commissioned cakes they go further afield.  New menu each week.

TAKEAWAYS

Live and Let Live Pub – superb pizzas to take away from their outside pizza oven Fri/Sat, or order from the full dinner menu. Policy of using suppliers only within 25 mile radius. Contact Olivier on 07545 915489‬. Info TBC.

The Kitchen Table off Burke Road, Totnes Industrial Estate. Fresh local ingredients. Outside vegetarian catering events plus takeaway selling a range of meals.  Also pop up café.

Tamarind Tree Totnes – delicious authentic Indian street food and takeaway, adjacent to the Kitchen Table above with a great vegan option.

The Old Library Restaurant in Ashburton – the team behind Agaric Restaurant offering takeaways during lockdown with a strong focus on locally sourced food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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