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    Tamar Grow Local farm-start tenant to be featured in national television show.

    Stephen Keighley, one of Tamar Grow Local’s farm-start tenants at Mill Lane Acres in Metherell will be starring in the new series Devon and Cornwall produced by True North TV and being shown on More 4 this month. Stephen caught the eye of the production company as he was new to market gardening, a big lifestyle change from a previous career in Estate Agency in London. He joins 3 other tenants at Mill Lane Acres who are all establishing their own growing businesses including a vineyard, orchard and another market garden. 

    Come and Work with us - We're looking for a food hubs administrator!

    Following the growth of Tamar Valley Food Hubs our online farmer's market, we are looking for a Food Hubs Administrator to join our small team.

    Do you have a passion for fresh, seasonal and local produce?  

    Do you have an eye for detail and a capacity to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in when necessary?  

    Are you great at working as part of a team but have the gumption to manage yourself too? 

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    Come and work with us at Tamar Grow Local's new cafe in Callington

    We are looking for a Café and Volunteer Training Manager this Spring! 

    Tamar Grow Local takes sustainable local food model nationally

    Tamar Grow Local’s unique model of creating a sustainable food system in the Tamar Valley will be replicated in other areas of the UK and help more people become involved in productive horticulture in the Tamar Valley thanks to support from the EsméeFairbairn Foundation

    New growers and farmers wanted to kick-start market gardening enterprises

    Tamar Grow Local CIC are looking for new growers and farmers wanting to kickstart horticultural enterprises in the Tamar Valley.

     

    The community-interest-company has an established network of 1-acre starter plots called Mill Lane Acres for people who want to begin, or scale up, their own horticultural business in West Devon and South East Cornwall.

     

    Grow, Share, Prepare to kick-start food careers in Plymouth

    Tamar Grow Local are looking for volunteers in Plymouth interested in a future career in the food industry. Grow, Share, Prepare is a project where jobseekers will gain a wide-range of skills working with different businesses, restaurants and chefs in Plymouth and play a key role in helping to develop a market-ready prepared meal made from seasonal local produce. The ‘ready-meal’ will be for sale at local outlets and will support Plymouth’s Grow, Share, Cook project with a donation from every meal sold.

    Accolade for volunteer project reducing food insecurity

    Grow,Share, Cook, Plymouth's volunteering scheme which provides free locally-grown food for the benefit of families in Plymouth was declared ‘exemplary’ by the leader of the original project in New York during a fact-finding visit.

    Grow, Share, Cook sees volunteers grow fresh produce for fruit and veg boxes which are delivered free to families who need them most, along with help to prepare and cook healthy, nutritious meals.

    Mill Lane Acres Farm-start tenancy renewals complete for 2017/18

    Annual Tenancies at Mill Lane Acres, Tamar Grow Local’s farm-start project in the Tamar Valley for new growers and farmers are now complete for 2017/18 with business tenants Rabbit Acre, Tamar Valley Vines, Native Flower Farm and Cornucopiaalchemy taking up their plots and business support for another 12 months. The Naturally Vegan Plot have taken the decision not to renew their tenancy at Mill Lane Acres.

    Tamar Valley Apple Juice produced at Duchy College

    Tamar Grow Local pressed over 2.5 tonnes of apples this Autumn sourced from orchards across the Tamar Valley to make over 1400 litres of juice which will be sold under the Tamar Valley Apple Co-operative label.

    Saltram Christmas Festival

    Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a spot of shopping at the Saltram Christmas Festival Craft and Food Fair. Soak up the festive atmosphere and stroll among the local Christmassy craft and food stalls while sipping on a warm glass of mulled apple juice. Then gather in the house for ‘Enchanted Saltram’ and get caught up in the stories that have unfolded into decorations galore.

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