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Sustainability Spotlight | April: Daynes Farm

In Feature, Sustainability Spotlight by Daynes Farm

This month we’re turning our Sustainability Spotlight on Daynes Farm, a family run organic farm of 1000 acres in the South Hams, mainly in Harberton near Totnes, Devon. Daynes Farm produces organic beef, lamb and goat, alongside organic seasonal veggies and you can visit! They also have an on-site organic butchery, tea room and farm shop. So let’s meet the …

Sustainability Spotlight | March: The Husbandry School

In Feature, News, Sustainability Spotlight by The Husbandry School

This spring we are turning our Sustainability Spotlight onto The Husbandry School. They explore the ideas and practice of ecologically sound land management, through their educational programme, public courses and award winning produce. So, what is Husbandry, and what does a Husbandry School do? We’ll let founder Jonty Williams tell you more… We are not talking about animal husbandry. Or …

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Food Drink Devon’s first Harvest Gathering celebrates excellence and innovation in South Devon

In Feature by Food Drink Devon

Celebrating the county’s vibrant food and drink scene, Food Drink Devon hosted their first-ever Harvest Gathering on Friday 22nd September, inspired by the close proximity of three of the region’s highly respected drinks producers. Hunts Cider, Bays Brewery and Sandridge Barton the home of Sharpham Wine, who are all positioned a couple of miles from one another in South Devon, …

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Sustainability Spotlight: The PIG at Combe

In Feature, Sustainability Spotlight by The PIG at Combe

This July we’re turning the Sustainability Spotlight on The PIG at Combe, who recently hosted our B Corp & Beyond event and were part of our expert panel. We had the pleasure then of finding out about more about The PIG and now you do too. Read on… At heart, THE PIG-at Combe is a buzzing restaurant with rooms where …

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Sustainability Spotlight: Sandridge Barton Wines

In Feature, Sustainability Spotlight by Sandridge Barton

Situated in a picturesque valley in the South Hams, Sandridge Barton, the home of Sharpham Wine, produces an impressive collection of award-winning red, white, rosé and sparkling wines. A unique marriage of climate, soil and grape varieties, combined with Sandridge Barton’s meticulous care, experience and winemaking skills, makes them one of the foremost wine producers in the UK. Their sustainable …

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Sustainability Spotlight: Rull Orchard near Tiverton

In Feature, Sustainability Spotlight by Rull Orchard

This month our Sustainability Spotlight is shining Rull Orchard, a small farm with a new orchard and honey bees This month our Sustainability Spotlight is shining Rull Orchard, a small farm with a new orchard and honey bees We asked owner, Mike Shorland, to tell us about his dream for a cider orchard, sustainability and plans for the future… “I left …

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Our round up of Devon menus and gifts especially for Mother’s Day

In Feature by Food Drink Devon

Treat your beloved Mum to some fabulous foodie gifts or a delicious meal with our pick of the best Mother‘s Day gifts and dining in Devon. From special lunch menus to gifts for mum here’s our pick of Devon’s finest for  Sunday 19th March. Click on each headline for more info… > Send a Devon Hamper full of love to Mum Devon …

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The Story of an Orchard Dreamer by Mike Shorland, owner of Rull Orchard

In Feature by Rull Orchard

Mike and Claire Shorland own Rull Orchard near Tiverton. This is the funny and moving story of an orchard dreamer, and how dreams can come true. ‘And then the moment happened. The sun had risen above the terraced roofline… I was filled with the deepest and most natural warmth. I stood. I felt a rare, but moving tingle down the …

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Sustainability Spotlight: The Bull Inn, Totnes

In Feature, Sustainability Spotlight by Food Drink Devon

In December our Sustainability Spotlight is shining on the very first winner of the Food Drink Devon Sustainability Pioneer Award for Hospitality – The Bull Inn, Totnes. We launched the Sustainability Pioneer Award in association with the Met Office in 2022 to recognise strong and effective sustainable activities being practised by food and drink businesses across Devon. We looked for …

Ben’s Farm Shop Exeter Celebrates a Big Birthday

In Feature, News by Ben's Farm Shops

On 22 September, Ben’s Farm Shop on Magdalen Road, Exeter, celebrated FIVE years of connecting its customers with farmers and producers from across Devon. Customers of the Exeter shop joined in the celebrations, sampling chocolate brownies, plum frangipane, and savoury treats such as charcuterie and sausages – all made by hand at the Ben’s Farm Shop Kitchen in South Devon. …