Exeter gets a taste for autumn

Exeter’s popular local food co-operative is celebrating the change of season with a tasty series of ‘meet the supplier’ events.

The Real Food Store on Paris Street will play host to a range of artisan suppliers who will talk about where their products come from and how they are made. Customers will be able to taste samples and buy products in store.

Natalie Ohlson, the Real Food Store’s shop manager said: “Customers really enjoy meeting our suppliers and learning how their food is made. We have a fantastic range of high quality local producers and many people are surprised when they see that local food is not more expensive food. The Real Food Store’s locally grown organic vegetables are consistently cheaper than the nearest supermarket. Customers are pleased when they find they can afford to support local producers.”

Customers are also able to try out the season’s offering in the Store’s café – a popular meeting place for business people and visitors to the City alike. The café offers a daily special which will celebrate autumn.

Georgia Stuart, the café’s manager said: “The Café has the pick of all the freshest produce from the Store to give our customers a taste of local food. We keep our dishes straightforward so that people can try them out at home too. We want to inspire people to use what’s in season and local – it’s good for you and good for Devon!”

The first supplier is The Bloomberry Juice company, showcasing their range of juices on the 7th November. The range of suppliers include The Occasional Brewery of Silverton, The Tiny Marmalade Company of Exeter, Mannabonbons of Dorset, and Touch of Hart venison of Uffculme.

Meet the Supplier sessions are free and offer shoppers informal events to taste and chat. All the dates and suppliers can be found on the Real Food Store’s website at www.realfoodexeter.co.uk nearer the time.