The Need to Feed: Broadclyst Community Garden joins nationwide initiative to alleviate food poverty crisis

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 08/04/2018 - 12:23pm

With an estimated three million children at risk of being hungry during the school holidays in the UK this summer, and as food bank usage is reportedly hitting record highs, Broadclyst Community Garden has joined a nationwide initiative to grow and donate fresh fruit and vegetables to those in need. The charitable initiative sees gardening brand Miracle-Gro connect with FoodCycle projects across the country, including Exeter, to support those at risk of food poverty and social isolation. With the long-term aim to alleviate the nation’s food poverty crisis, the partnership hopes to kick-...

Taste of the West’s New Food Village arrives in Exmouth

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Sun, 07/29/2018 - 10:11am

From Thai-inspired ice cream, to locally-bred pork, the new food village at the Queen’s Drive Space on Exmouth sea front is proving a huge hit with locals and visitors alike.

The new attraction, which is being run by Taste of the West, has already attracted hundreds of visitors, keen to sample some of the tastiest produce from the region, in its first month of operation.

It is based at the Queen’s Drive Space area, which is also home to a new Jurassic-themed play park and outdoor event space, and is open until September.

John Sheaves, Chief Executive of Taste of the...

It’s a winner! Honiton Gate to Plate event receives Royal seal of approval

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:38pm

Honiton’s first ever Gate to Plate event, celebrating East Devon’s finest food and craft producers, was pronounced a resounding success today (Wednesday 18 July) not only by the 6,000 visitors who attended, but also by HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, who flew in specially to meet around 60 of the district’s most innovative and creative traders.

As well as meeting key local representatives, the Royal couple visited the stands, taking the time to speak to traders and sampling a wide variety of delicious and innovative wares on offer. Before departing home, an...

Come see, come try, come buy at Honiton Gate to Plate event

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:04pm

Sixty of Devon’s finest food and craft producers will be lining the High Street of Honiton on Wednesday 18 July to showcase their wares at the first-ever Honiton Gate to Plate event.

The free-to-attend celebration of some of the county and district’s most outstanding businesses is a fantastic opportunity for people to come see, come try, come buy, as the traders will be bringing along samples of the highest quality local food and drink for people to taste.

From traditional fare to the most creative – there’s something for everyone to taste and buy at this huge market which...

New venue revealed for Food and Drink Devon Awards 2018

Authored by kath@raw
Posted: Thu, 07/05/2018 - 9:45pm

Food Drink Devon is delighted to announce that this year their prestigious award ceremony will be held on Monday 8th October 2018 at Highbullen Hotel Golf & Country Club, Umberleigh, North Devon and will be hosted by legendary broadcaster Nigel Barden.

Following 2017's record-breaking year, entries have now closed for the Food Drink Devon Awards 2018 and it looks set to be another bumper year with an increase of more than 10% in entrant numbers.

Barbara King, a proud champion of Devon’s producers and chair of the board of directors for Food Drink Devon, comments: “The...

Devon Meat Company and Barbecue Restaurant Promotes Eating Less Meat

Authored by HarryWild
Posted: Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:34pm

Devon-based barbecue restaurant have launched a vegan menu in response to customers’ increasingly health-conscious food choices. The team, who also own an organic charcuterie company, are keen to promote meat-alternatives in a bid to encourage less but better-quality meat consumption.

Topsham’s Pig & Pallet smokehouse and barbecue restaurant uses the same wood and smoking techniques to replicate meaty flavours, but instead of using animal products, they showcase vegetables and jackfruit.

Co-owner Steve Williams believes that there needs to be a significant change to...

The Salutation Inn shortlisted for national award (but need your help!)

Authored by HarryWild
Posted: Mon, 05/28/2018 - 5:09pm

The Salutation Inn in Topsham have been short-listed for ‘Best Hotel, Gourmet Bolt Hole' in the Food and Travel magazine awards. This award is particularly prestigious, with the final awards evening showcasing some of the best names in the restaurant industry.

Artisan Market returns to Seaton

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 05/03/2018 - 2:27pm

The Artisan Market returns to Seaton over the early Bank Holiday weekend with a mix of stalls selling the very best quality art and craft items, upcycled gifts and handmade homeware on Saturday 5th May from 10am to 3pm. The free, open air Artisan market hosts a wide variety of unusual and unique products made in Devon, Dorset and Somerset. Expect to find wood carvings, soft furnishings, tailor made clothing, handmade jewellery, glass ware and delicious food. Cllr Peter Burrows from Seaton Town Council, says, “The Spring Bank Holiday is a great time to browse the stalls at Seaton Artisan...

Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink 2018

Event Date: 
05/05/2018 - 9:00am to 07/05/2018 - 12:45am
Northernhay Gardens, Exeter

The award-winning Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink returns for its 15th consecutive year.

A firm fixture on the food festival calendar, the event is held in the scenic grounds of Exeter Castle Courtyard and Northernhay Gardens.

From celebrity chefs and producers to workshops and live music, expect a long weekend of foodie indulgence and food-themed activities for the whole family.

Devon Street Food Festival

Event Date: 
10/08/2018 - 12:00pm to 12/08/2018 - 10:00pm
Victoria Pleasure Grounds, Ilfracombe, EX13 9AF

Street Food Warehouse present Devon Street Food Festival 2018.

August 10th-12th will see Street Food Warehouse return to Ilfracombe for a glorious weekend of fantastic fresh food and delicious drinks.

Running 12 noon-10pm daily, an outstanding array of different food will be on offer, from creamy Cheesecake to gooey gourmet Mac ’n’ Cheese to mouthwatering Moroccan to sensational Smoked meats. Hungry visitors will be able to enjoy a range of amazing food from all over the world alongside an ice-cold pint of beer or fresh zesty Mojito courtesy of the Pop Up Bar Hire Company...