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

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-...

Killerton’s produce wins national awards at Countryfile Live

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 08/10/2016 - 10:22am

Killerton estate apple juice fought off stiff competition to take home Overall Drinks Winner at the National Trust’s Fine Farm Produce Awards and Killerton won four more awards for its sparkling cider, charcoal, honey, and its Clyston Mill stoneground flour. The Fine Farm Produce Awards recognise the best food and drink being produced by National Trust farms and estates. Now in their 11th year, the awards acknowledge the contribution to nature conservation and quality food and drink by the farmers and producers who occupy the 500,000 acres of farmland in the care of the National Trust. The...

Mother's Day at Killerton

Event Date: 
06/03/2016 - 11:00am
Killerton, Broadclyst, near Exeter, EX5 3LE

Spend a relaxing day at Killerton with mum. You can take a stroll around the tranquil grounds and see the garden bursting into life. Make a day of it and book a table in the Killerton Kitchen restaurant for a lovingly prepared lunch. £

Take a peek at the menu:

Booking essential on 01392 881345.

Normal admission fees apply to Killerton and the restaurant.

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Killerton farmers' market

Event Date: 
20/02/2016 - 10:30am
Killerton, Broadclyst, near Exeter, EX5 3LE

Tempt your taste buds and support local producers at Killerton's monthly farmers' market. Browse stalls brimming with meat, sweet treats, preserves and vegetables. Producers include our award-winning tenant farmers found on the vast Killerton estate. Free parking and tasters.

Third Saturday of the month, 10.30am-2.30pm.

Saturday 20 February Saturday 19 March Saturday 16 April Saturday 14 May Saturday 18 June Saturday 16 July Saturday 20 August Saturday 17 September Saturday 15 October Saturday 19 November Saturday 17 December

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Secret supper club at Killerton

Event Date: 
02/03/2016 - 6:30pm
Killerton, Broadclyst, near Exeter, EX5 3LE

Tucked away in Killerton House, you'll find a culinary secret - the award-winning Killerton Kitchen restaurant. Book a table for an exclusive fine-dining experience within the splendour of the Georgian mansion. Savour seasonal flavours from estate producers expertly prepared by our team of chefs.

First Wednesday of the month from March, from 6.30pm. Booking is essential on 01392 881345.

Christmas at Killerton: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Event Date: 
21/11/2015 - 10:00am to 03/01/2016 - 4:00pm
Killerton, Broadclyst, near Exeter, EX5 3LE

The magical world of Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is brought to life at Killerton. You can see the house transformed into scenes from the classic fairy-tale. Wrapping up warm to follow the outdoor family trail, take part in activities and see if you can spot the willow reindeer under thousands of twinkling lights.The estate stays open until 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays in December so you can fall in love with Killerton at dusk. The shop will be selling beautiful gifts, Christmas trees and local produce and the cafe and restaurant will serve up delicious treats. Bring the whole family...

Powderham Food Festival

Event Date: 
03/10/2015 - 10:30am to 04/10/2015 - 5:00pm
Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, Devon

Building on the growing success of Powderham Food Festival, which first launched in 2012 and draws food-lovers from across the region, this year’s event promises to be even bigger and better than ever. The popular date in Devon’s culinary calendar has doubled its appeal for 2015, as it is due to take place over two days from 3rd to 4th October – perfect timing as it marks the end of British Food Fortnight.

Back by popular demand comes Powderham Food Festival’s dramatic Theatre of Fire 'n Smoke, where some of Britain’s best BBQ cooks will be demonstrating their cooking skills...

Exeter joins the top table on good food

Exeter has been recognised for its pioneering work to promote healthy and sustainable food and has become the 40th member of the Sustainable Food Cities Network, one of the fastest growing social movements in the UK today.

Exeter joins cities such as Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London that have made exemplary progress in improving access to good food and in tackling key issues like food poverty and waste. Exeter Community Food Network - which is a growing partnership of organisations that includes the City Council, businesses and community groups - will be sharing Exeter’s...

Garden and Produce Show

Event Date: 
20/09/2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Chudleigh Town Hall

The Chudfest Garden and Produce show will be held on September 20th, in Chudleigh Town Hall. There will be classes for Flowers, Vegetables, Fruit, Kitchen Produce and Floral Art. There are also classes for children aged 10 or under. There is an engraved trophy for the overall winner, and various cups for particular classes or groups of classes.

Entries will need to be delivered to the Town hall by 10.45am on the day; the hall will be closed between 11am and 2pm for judging to take place; and the show will be open to the public at 2pm. Entries will cost 50p per class (children free...

Farmers' and local produce market

Event Date: 
20/09/2014 - 10:30am
Killerton House, Broadclyst

Browse and enjoy the many food stalls in the Visitor Car Park selling lots of fresh, tempting, local produce.

Free parking and free tasters.