As part of Food Link’s Totnes10 local food campaign, we are teaming up with local farmers and foodie folk to run a local food festival in Totnes on Saturday 8th October. This is a festival to champion and shout about the amazing local food producers and products we have nearby and we’ll be holding a series of fringe events in the run up including a local food tour!
Our list of confirmed producer stalls:
Kitchen Table - delicious local, seasonal food
Sharpham - wines and cheeses
Dream Thyme - home grown and locally picked herbs
Wild & Curious - unique and adventurous wild food walks and events
Challon's Combe Organics - organic dairy products
New Lion Brewery - community craft brewery
Dartington Dairy - goats' milk ice cream
Laydilay - organic eggs
Forest Fungi - exotic and gourmet mushrooms
Norsworthy Dairy - award winning goat cheeses
Good Game - old fashioned cured meats and sausages with no saltpetre, nitrates or curing agents
Bar Blah Blah - cocktails with local gin
Hunts Cider - real cider from freshly pressed apples
Mary's tea shop - teas from local herbs
Incredible Edible - apple pressing with apples from our community orchards
Huxhams Cross Farm - sign up for their egg box scheme and find out about biodynamic growing
Squash Co-operative - find out about community growing and support for other growing projects
School Farm CSA - find out about their organic, no-dig veg box scheme
Totnes Food Shed - find out about a fledgling community food hub
Grown in Totnes - growing local grains for human consumption
Totnes10 - supporting local food and farming in Totnes
REconomy Centre Totnes - relocalising our economy
Totnes Neighbourhood Plan - come hear the latest from your plan
Iola Weir - vegetable dies and fabric printing
Sophia - face painting
Lisa - story telling
Ruth and Emma - other fun stuff for kids
Speakers' corner (timings are approximate):
1.30-2pm Oliver Cowmeadow, Macrobiotic School - how eating local food is better for your health
2.30-2.50pm Bob Mehew, Huxhams Cross - biodynamic food growing and its benefits for land
2.50-3.25pm Elliot, Spindlebrook Farm market garden - watch this space!
3.55-4.10pm Sima Cutting, Kitchen Table - delights and challenges of catering with local ingredients and suppliers
4.10-4.45pm Guy Watson, Riverford Farm - issues of supply and demand
There will be musical interludes!
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WHAT IS TOTNES10?
Totnes10 is a Transition Town Totnes initiative aimed at encouraging shoppers to spend 10% of the weekly food bill on local produce. We believe that buying locally increases the wellbeing of our community by creating jobs, protecting our local ecology, keeping money in the local economy and providing people with healthy, nutritious food.
We encourage this by creating a dialogue between farmers, producers and shoppers though events and initiatives in our local community. To find out more about the Totnes10 initiative and how you can get involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and join our conversations on Facebook and Twitter. A full list of participating food businesses can be found on the event page.