Plymouth University becomes a collection point for Tamar Valley Food Hubs

    Students, staff and members of the public are now able to collect fresh local produce from the University of Plymouth campus every week.

    Thanks to a partnership with Tamar Valley Food Hubs, fruit and vegetables produced along the banks of the river will be delivered to the university every Friday.

    The online farmers market, which specialises in local produce from small growers, producers and farmers, now has a collection point at Drakes Café.

    Apple Season is Here! - Blog Post

    Apple Season is here and what a busy time it is! The Tamar Valley is famed for it’s enormous variety of local cider, cookers and eating apples with wonderful names such as Pigs Snout, Lady’s Fingers, Colloggett Pippin and Hockings Green, with many old trees in the valley, still heaving with fruit every Autumn. Every evening this week, we’ve been picking apples, delighted by the range of sizes, colours and weights we’re finding.

    Apply for funded support to set up or strengthen a local food project to build food resilience

    Open Food Network Logo

    One of the major stumbling blocks to building vibrant and resilient local food economies as alternatives to the supermarket system has always been scale.  It is difficult to compete on price when supermarkets are sourcing from enormous mono-culture farms in Africa and Eastern Europe.

    Now there is hope for a solution to this issue in the shape of the Open Food Network (OFN) which has the potential to revolutionise how food distribution happens.

    Seasonal Foraging Walks with Wild by Design

    Tamar Grow Local is joining with Wild by Design to offer monthly foraging walks on the 1st Saturday of the month. The walks coincide with the popular Brunch and Produce Market at the Carpenters Arms, Metherell and introduces wild food foraging, identification of edible plants and how to create hedgerow salads. 

    Evening Herald Reporter visits TGL monthly market

    Evening Herald reporter Emily Smith followed the journey of our fresh bread being delivered to our monthly Brunch and Produce market in Metherell kindly supported by Great Western Trains. Check out Emily's write up of her  day out in the Tamar Valley here!