Local food

    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.


    Fairtrade is for local producers too: Blog Post

    When we think of fairtrade, coffee and chocolate from Africa and South America often come to mind, with farmers receiving fair prices and terms, but fairtrade has a very relevant role to play in the UK and in our area, the Tamar Valley too.

    Fairtrade Fortnight starts today and does a great job at promoting the benefits of fairtrade and the stories of the many growers involved in the movement across the world. 

    Oxford Real Farming Conference - Blog Post

    Simon Platten from Tamar Grow Local at Oxford Real Farming Conference 2017

    It was a real treat to be able to go to the Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) this year, a great way to kick start 2017. The range, breadth and depth of speakers was incredible as well as all the fringe meetings and networking during the breaks.

    The magnificent Oxford Town Hall rang with excited chatter from no-till to British farming post Brexit, heritage cereals to the politics of food pricing, there really was something for everybody.

    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.

    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! http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Fancy-day-Plymouth-20/story-29259465-det...

    Tamar Grow Local help celebrate 1 year of Grow, Share, Cook project in Plymouth

    Grow Share Cook Celebration, Local Food

    Grow, Share, Cook celebration event

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