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Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Tavistock Country Market
For the past sixty years a co-operative of farmers’ wives, keen cooks, gardeners, bee keepers and anyone with an interest in these things has met in the pannier market early on a Friday morning, to display their home cooked cakes, cookies, pasties, jams and many more lovely items for sale.More recently we have added specialised lines such as cakes and pastries made with no added gluten, sugar and dairy products. In many cases the fruits in the jams and chutneys are homegrown, the eggs on offer are laid by hens that live in grassy fields and food miles are kept to a minimum, soft fruits and vegetables are grown without the use of chemicals- this is food how it used to be. If this appeals to you come and find our stall - we’re in the pannier market every Friday but get there early to see us at our best.
The puddings serve 2-4. A lovely gift or an indulgent treat. Delicious served with cream, ice- cream or custard! Ready cooked All are suitable for home freezing. 5* rating in the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. Orders from the catering trade are welcome (discount available). Please call or email for details. We are in the Pannier Market every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Local Stockists Bidders of Yelverton, Devon Farmer Luxtons Farmshop, Okehampton, Devon
Palmers of Tavistock
Our high street shop is situated in Tavistock within the heart of rural Devon. Customers are always welcome to visit our shop to see the high standards we achieve. We aim to source all our meat locally - this ensures we get the ‘best of the best’ - while also helping the local economy. Palmers are members of The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders, a trade organisation which promotes meat to the highest quality standards. We look forward to seeing you soon.
We started in Liskeard in 1980 and built a good business base on local produce. We have worked with growers to get them to grow local produce that we can sell in our three local stores. Continental Liskeard Kitchen Garden Trago Liskeard and Tavistock. My brother grows top quality strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, black berries and cherries in the Tamar Valley. He starts picking in late April and keeps us on fruit until the end of October. We have also other farmers that we use in the Tamar Valley growing fancy lettuce and flat lettuce also cucumbers and super cherry tomatoes. We have all our potatoes from local farmers all year round and are now moving on to Maris Peer and a very early crop of Marfona. We have farmers growing cabbage cauliflower and calibrease as well as things like asparagus when in season. We work with Trewithen Farm daily for fresh local milk and cream. Our growers grow produce with good flavour and quality and we are always looking for something new. We also sell local Honey when the sun shines. Ask our staff for more information.
At J and S Downings the meat is from local farms some of which we have dealt with for 3 generations. The beef comes from traditional breeds, South Devons, Ruby Reds, Angus, Hereford, Galloways and Dexters. We only use local pork in our homemade sausages, hoggs and groats puddings. We sell hot pies and sausage rolls and all made from local pork and beef. Mike’s smoke house products are also stocked which are made at Kingsbridge. Local lamb is also sold from Lamerton and Milton Abbot. Poultry is sourced from mid Devon and Cornwall. Bacon comes from the Cornish Farmhouse Bacon Co in Whitestone Cornwall. Local game is sold when in season.
Stock up your kitchen and cut down on shopping trips
Riverford delivers award-winning organic food fresh from their Devon farm straight to your door. There’s nothing Riverford doesn’t know about fruit and veg (they’ve been growing it for 25 years) but the farm has plenty more to offer. Choose from a range of weekly organic essentials like eggs, milk, meat, juice and cereal, and even wine and chocolate when you need a treat. Delivery is free and you don’t need to be at home.
get inspired and cook seasonally
You’ll want to make the most of all that fresh seasonal food and Riverford makes it easy. With each delivery your local vegman and lady, Dave and Jane Redding, will bring a newsletter with up to eight new recipes to inspire you to feed your family better. Forget boring boiled vegetables: swap them for sweet and tasty honey-glazed carrots or grilled courgettes and tomatoes with basil dressing. Riverford’s website www.riverford.co.uk is bursting with even more recipes. And if you ever run out of ideas, just ask Dave and Jane for help. Or look in the Riverford Farm Cook Book - free when you try a vegbox today.
easy to order
Ordering is easy and flexible. Dave and Jane deliver weekly, fortnightly or whenever suits and you can stop and start deliveries as often as you like - there’s no contract or tie in. Delivery day in Tavistock is Thursday, so just place your order by Tuesday. Organic vegboxes start from just £9.85 with free delivery.
free cook book
Try a Riverford vegbox today and get a free copy of the award-winning Riverford Farm Cook Book worth £16.99 with your 3rd delivery (when you place a regular order, new customers only). Just the thing to get your veg- packed routine off to a fresh start! Find out more at www.riverford.co.uk or call your vegman and lady, Dave and Jane on 01752 346 444.
NEW BUSINESS PARTNERS FOR DARTMOOR FARMERS LTD
More Places for Residents and Visitors To Buy and Eat Award Winning Beef and Lamb Reared by Dartmoor Hill Farmers Dartmoor Farmers Limited (DFL) are pleased to announce that they have started to supply their meat to two new retail outlets and have also secured a new contract with Moretonhampstead based, luxury hotel and sporting estate Bovey Castle. Residents of Tavistock can now purchase DFL produced beef from family run independent retailer J&S Downings Butchery from both of their shops in Tavistock. John and Simon Downing have been supplying, quality, locally sourced meat for their customers for almost 24 years. They know the importance of provenance and everything they sell is fully traceable. DFL supply Downings with a mixture of prime joints, minced, diced and stewing cuts. In the last couple of months the beef sold in Downings has been farmed by numerous Dartmoor Farms with the nearest being the Abel Bros from Peter Tavy. Thanks to this new relationship with Downings, diners can enjoy DFL meat in local pubs such as the The Market Inn, The Mary Tavy Inn, The Harris Arms and Jethro’s. DFL also supplies a number of other moorland pubs and restaurants direct. The Royal Oak, The Dartmoor Inn and the Carpenters Arms have been putting DFL meat on their customers’ plates for the last couple of years. On the other side of Dartmoor, residents of Ilsington are celebrating the launch of a new village shop and DFL meat will be on sale there too. This week also sees DFL meat being served to hotel guests and diners at the prestigious Bovey Castle. Their new chef Marc Hardiman visited DFL farmers Neil and Mat Cole earlier in the summer. After a morning inspecting cows and calves on the high moor and fat stock closer to Tavistock at Sampford Spiney, Marc was very impressed. DFL will be supplying the hotel with beef that has been hung for four weeks to guarantee premium taste and tenderness.
Hi-T’s Fudge specialise in producing top quality handmade fudge made using only natural ingredients and no artificial additives, preservative or colouring. Ingredients are sourced locally where possible, including fresh soft fruit for their fruit range and large quantities of local clotted cream for the Clotted Cream Indulgence range. Winners of numerous awards, including the Great Taste Awards’ Reserve Supreme Champion, Hi-T’s Fudge is now run single handedly by Tina Allwork in Tavistock, maintaining quality and standards. Available in a whole host of interesting flavours, fudge can be purchased online in Jute gift bags, or even in heart shapes as wedding favours, or from a number of reputable retailers & farm shops. You will also find it at many West Country shows and markets including Tavistock Farmers’ Market every 2nd&4th Saturday. For further details visit the website www.hi-tsfudge.com or phone Tina on 07922 086201.
Baskets of Gift Ideas
We believe that any one of the Hogs Bottom range of products would mke an ideal gift for both the adventurous cook or as an attractive and useful addition to add colour to any kitchen or recipe. For special occasions we can provide a selection from the range displayed in a variety of baskets such as the one on the right. Either make your own selection or let us choose for you. Each basket comes with recipe ideas. Jams & Chutneys, etc Trug Large, medium or small bread basket Large, medium or small handled basket For more information please contact us Marmalades 340grm Jars English Breakfast (Thick cut) Three Fruit (Thick cut)Pink Grapefruit Seville Jams 340grm Jars ApricotBlackcurrant (Gold Award) BrambleGooseberryGooseberry & ElderflowerPlum & Orange RaspberryRaspberry & Redcurrant Strawberry Strawberry & RhubarbRhubarb & Ginger Specials Strawberry & Champagne Jam Blackcurrant & Sloe Gin Jam Whisky Marmalade Ginger Marmalade Red Onion Marmalade Chutneys 320grm Jars Apple & Cider Devon (Gold Taste Award) Gooseberry & Coriander(Silver Award) Pickled Peach & Chilli Green Bean Tomato & Chilli (Gold Award) Tomato & Smoked Garlic Mediterranean Curried Pineapple & Onion Jail Ale (Real Ale from Princetown Brewery) Beetroot & Horseradish Specials Mango Rich Spiced Plum Sauce Thai Chilli Sauce Winner of Gold at the 2005 Great Taste Awards. and Bronze atTaste of the West 2006 Jellies 320grm Jars Garlic & Parsley Nettle Ginger & Lemon Hot Sweet Pepper & Chilli Gooseberry & Mint These jellies are naturally clear and loosely set so they can be used in sauces or to a roast as a glaze. Try them with cold meats, cheese, smoked fish, jacket potatoes or in sandwiches.
Copyright Tindle Newspapers Ltd Thursday, 20 June 2013
Sir Ray Tindle
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