Welcome to the new Tamar Grow Local Site

    Tamar Grow Local (TGL) is a ‘not for profit’ Community Interest Company (CIC) set up on co-operative principles for the benefit of the community promoting sustainable local produce in the Tamar Valley.Continue reading ...

    Local markets

    Tamar Grow Local is on tour this year with a mini produce market showcasing the best of Tamar Valley food and drink.Continue reading ...

    Beekeeping Co-operative

    Tamar Grow Local has set up an apiary in Drakewalls to train new and novice bee keepers. The training will be done by our local bee inspector Jo Widdecombe, and our courses have an emphasis on practical bee handling.Continue reading ...

    Harrowbarrow and Metherell Community Orchard

    Harrowbarrow Community Orchard In response to local demand, Tamar Grow Local is helping to set up a community orchard in Harrowbarrow. With the help of local people, we hope to create a traditional orchard which is a resource for the entire local communitContinue reading ...

    Why Local

    Here are five reasons to buy local produce.

    1 - Local Distinctiveness - The Tamar Valley has a rich tradition of food and flower production for over 200 years as a result of its favourable climate and length of season, with many unique local varieties. Market gardening and orchards also played a key part in what makes the Tamar Valley such a distinctive landscape. Buying local produce can help to support this local distinctiveness, and offers a much wider choice!

    Download our fantastic vegetable planting guide

    Last year Lea produced a fabulous planting guide, get hold of this again and get planting for 2015.