Exeter church looks for venue to distribute Christmas Hampers

The sunshine is out, but it’s never too early to think about Christmas!

Rediscover Church in Northernhay Street, Exeter, each year puts together hampers packed full of food to give out to people in need during the festive season.

We all know during the Christmas season it can be tough on finances, and these hampers are a much needed boost and relief to help people get by, bringing a smile to people’s faces.

Last year, they gave out a huge 1300+ hampers to families and individuals. A number of these were personally delivered to households.


Darts Farm Launches New Farm Table Restaurant

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 07/18/2022 - 12:52pm

Family-run Darts Farm, based just outside Exeter, officially launched its brand new restaurant, The Farm Table, and its new Terrace Bar on Friday 15th July 2022, adding yet more reasons to visit this award-winning destination that celebrates local food and drink.

Initially, The Farm Table will serve up lunches and dinners from Friday to Sunday, using the best farm produce, cooked over fire and the Terrace Bar will provide the perfect venue for al fresco drinks and snacks.

Michael Dart, who runs Darts Farm alongside his two brothers, James and Paul, comments: “After a lot...

Care home residents help local families cook up a treat at Westbank

Local people of all ages have taken part in a community cookery event organised by the Devon-wide health and well-being charity Westbank Community Health and Care

Residents from Exeter care home Cumberland Grange joined local families in the kitchen at Westbank’s community hub in Exminster, where they prepared a healthy two-course meal together.

The idea behind the Ready, Steady, Cook-style event was to bring together people of different ages and backgrounds to share a fun experience and learn (or refresh) their skills in the kitchen. The three generations of cooks prepared...

Darts Farm Win Large Farm Shop of the Year Award

Darts Farm named Large Farm Shop of the Year at Farm Retail Association Awards

Authored by kath@raw
Posted: Tue, 03/22/2022 - 11:31pm

Nationally-renowned Darts Farm, based just outside Exeter, is thrilled to have been named ‘Large Farm Shop of the Year’ at the Farm Retail Association Awards held on 1st March. Darts Farm is an innovative, family-run business, which was established in 1971 and has grown from humble beginnings to become the unique shopping experience it is today, with a string of prestigious awards to its name.

Michael Dart, who runs Darts Farm alongside his two brothers, James and Paul, comments: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this latest accolade from the Farm Retail Association Awards,...

Sales of fruit and veg in Devon will fund meals for children in Tesco’s Buy One to Help a Child campaign

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 03/21/2022 - 6:41am

Tesco customers buying fruit or vegetables in Devon will be helping to support children living in food insecurity.

From 21 March until Sunday 3 April, Tesco will give a donation when customers top up their trollies with healthy fruit and vegetables in store or at during the supermarket’s Buy One to Help a Child event.

The cash donated by Tesco from sales of all types of fruit and vegetables will enable its food redistribution charity partner FareShare to help thousands of children’s charities who rely on regular donations to help families and young people in...

Generous Devon shoppers thanked for donating more than 25,000 meals

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 12/30/2021 - 7:50am

Generous Tesco shoppers in Devon have been thanked after helping to donate more than 1.5million meals’ worth of food to help charities feed people during Christmas and the winter months.

During the twice-yearly Tesco Food Collection, which ran in Tesco stores from 18-20 November, customers were asked to donate long-life food to support FareShare and the Trussell Trust.

Stores reported that customers had given the highest volume of food donations to support local charities since the start of the pandemic, providing 1.57million meals during the campaign, with shoppers in...

Exeter church distributes 1,300 Christmas Hampers to people in need

A church in Exeter has distributed over 1300 hampers packed full of food to people in need across the community.

Rediscover Church in Northernhay Street, Exeter, has run the hamper project every year for the last 7 years, but this is the most it has ever put together to rise to the need across Exeter but also wider Devon, with some going even to Kingsbridge, Axminster and South Molton.

The church worked with local charities and organisations to identify recipients, who, when they had the hamper delivered to their door were often overwhelmed, with some even crying at the...

Exeter Vegan Market returns with home-baked treats galore

After a 16-month COVID-enforced absence, Exeter Vegan Market returns to the Corn Exchange on Saturday 24 July to bring some much-needed cruelty-free cheer to the city.

The market brings together a huge selection of vegan and eco-friendly products, mostly created by small independent South West businesses. Visitors can enjoy a unique range of vegan products including organically grown vegetables, a delicious choice of home-baked cakes and savouries, freshly baked bread, lovingly created cosmetics and toiletries, gifts, cards and environmentally-friendly household cleaners and baby...

Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant is now open

Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant is now open

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 05/18/2021 - 11:39pm
The highly anticipated casual bar and restaurant from Chef Owner Michael Caines has opened on Exmouth’s Sideshore

Michael Caines’ much-anticipated new casual hospitality concept – Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant – has officially opened on Exmouth beach. With stunning panoramic views across the Devon coastline and up through the Exe estuary, it has beachside seating and welcomes families, couples and passers-by alike. Mickeys is set to be the destination for indoor and outdoor dining in the South West this summer. A landmark opening for Michael – Chef Owner of Michelin starred Lympstone...

FoodCycle will be serving up free meals to The Exeter community

Food charity to launch new project providing free meals to the Exeter community

FoodCycle , the charity that fights food poverty and loneliness will be serving up free meals to the community through their Project, FoodCycle Exeter which will transition into a Cook & Collect service on 27th April.

Serving up free takeaway meals every Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm this vital service aims to provide food and conversation to local communities across the country. With the additional aim of reducing food waste, FoodCycle volunteers create nutritious meals from surplus food. The meals are open to all, and guests range from low-income families, people affected...