Are you interested in helping develop a new Food Directory for Totnes? Read on!
Volunteer Maria would like to help start the process of developing a new Food Directory. Transition Town Totnes has produced two in the past, one in 2007 and one in 2009 and this time we would like to create an online version that we can keep up-to-date to help promote to visitors and locals the various sources of local food in and around the town. (To view the one we created last time have a look at the links at the end of this email)
Here are a few words from Maria:
"I am an English teacher from Spain, and I have come to Totnes for a few months to brush up on my English, learn a bit more about the UK... and about the Transition Movement! I'm working with the TTT film group at the moment, and, hopefully, I'll be able to help start a new Totnes Food Directory this summer. My experience with food does not go much further than what concerns our daily meals, but I'd very much like to learn about locally-produced foods, how they get distributed, how they reach consumers, etc. So I'll be more than happy to work with those of you who have the specific skills for this type of project and are interested in participating. I hope you will join us!"
What is involved?:
We are looking for a group of people to design the content of the directory and to carry out the research with shops, restaurants and cafes etc in the town. All the information will need to be collated and presented online, and the directory will need to be promoted. If you would like to contribute some time to any of these aspects of the creation of a new Food Directory, (large and small amounts of time are both welcome!) please get in touch with Maria and she will arrange an initial meeting.
View pages from the 2008 Totnes Food Directory using these links (on Dropbox):
High street map folds out from inside front cover
Pages 12 and 13, includes info about Totnes Pound
Pages 18 & 19, includes B&Bs
Pages 30 and 31, includes piece by Jon Watson father of Guy Watson, founder of Riverford Organic Vegetables
Pages 36 & 37, some shops
Pages 38 & 39, more shops
Page 44, some restaurants and pubs, and inside back cover
Fold out from inside back cover, includes some history of our fish heritage and building food links