Dear Real Food Customers
We sadly announced last week that the store will be closing at the end of September. We want to wholeheartedly thank our members, customers, volunteers, suppliers, board, staff and friends for the support you have given this community owned business over the past ten years. We hope that our ethos and vision of easily accessible and affordable local food will have a lasting impact on the community. We also hope that something will continue to grow from what we have achieved and set out to do.
We are planning to close our doors at the end of September 2021. We could do with all your support up until that date, so please continue to shop with us in the coming weeks.
3 The Crescent, Exeter Central Station, Queen St. Exeter, EX4 3SB
The Real Food Store is the trading name of a Community Benefit Society which has around 300 members. With a flat management structure and community ownership, it aims to boost the development of Exeter’s local food economy by connecting customers with local sustainable suppliers.
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We’re Clive’s, master pie-makers who have been baking vegan pies, tarts and nut roast from the Devon countryside since the early nineties. We’ve always cared about the planet, baking naturally delicious, gluten free recipes for everyone to enjoy. Our food is full of fresh, organic, sustainably sourced ingredients and now, our entire range is 100% vegan. Just what the planet ordered.
Clive’s pies look and taste amazing, producing all of the taste with none of the waste. Our packaging is minimal, recyclable and compostable and we’re committed to using sustainable ingredients. There’s nothing nasty hiding under our lids, we’re purely plants and we can prove it. Everything is vegan, and always organic.
From pie pundits to plant-lovers – our pies, tarts and nut roast are a firm favourite at any dinner table. Our bakery is a bit bigger these days, but we still hand-bake in small batches with love, making purely plant-based foods an easy and truly tasty choice for everyone. We use the world’s resource with care so, tuck in because there’s plenty more where that came from!
Clive’s Purely Plant Buckfast Organic Bakery, Unit 4-7 Nelson Road Industrial Estate, Dartmouth TQ6 9LA
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As Montrealers, we are raised eating bagels. We're raised on buying bagels. Whether eaten in or out, they are part of our breakfast and brunches. They form an enduring part of our social culture.
Being a native born Montrealer, I will tell you that the 'Montreal Bagel' is the best bagel in the world. And I make that claim not just because I am a native born Montrealer, but because it absolutely, definitively, categorically and unequivocally beyond dispute IS the best bagel in world. It just quite simply is.
A while back I started working on perfecting the Montreal Style Bagel - watering my roots as some might say. What followed was years of bagel brunches where I trialled them on many willing guests. Even those who thought they didn't like bagels were instantly converted. Suffice to say, if you thought a bagel was a piece of bread with a hole in the middle, you haven't tried these. They will change your perception of bagels. Forever. But don't take my word for it. Try one!
Montreal Style Bagels 1 Vineyard, Dartington, Totnes TQ9 6HW
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We put people, community & environment at the heart of everything we do
We provide flavoursome food that is truly green. Our rustic dishes are made from mostly organic seasonal ingredients sourced from small local producers and community projects. So if you’re after delicious food with ethical roots, we’ve got you covered.
Sima, who heads the team, is an intuitive soul and is quick to understand your catering needs and most importantly, how you want your event to feel. She will work attentively with you to create a bespoke menu bursting with interesting flavours that reflect your tastes.
All this creative goodness is served with a big helping of warmth, generosity and a lightness of touch. Thanks to our foodie know-how and experience, we’ll work out all the venue practicalities, freeing you up to relax and enjoy memorable home-cooked food with your guests.
The Kitchen Table 6 Burke Rd, Totnes TQ9 5XL
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Imogen Hallam - Small Scale Bee Farmer:
I currently have eighty plus colonies across East and Mid Devon, which keep me very busy. My ethos is that I keep bees as organically as I can, treat them with respect and consideration and give them a lot of love.
I believe farming can and should be done with the maximum respect and reverence for the animals and plants grown and raised. And that it be done with the minimum of stress to them.
I have natural runny honey, soft set honey and comb honey for sale. I also sell other bee related products candles and wax wraps.
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A warm welcome awaits you at The Huntsman Inn. We are situated next to the famed College in the village of Ide, within easy reach of Exeter and the A30/M5.
We offer a traditional Devon pub welcome with wood-burning fires, local ales and good home-cooked food. We are dog friendly with a car park, a large beer garden with gazebos and covered areas.
The Huntsman Inn 2 High Street, Ide EX2 9RN
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Otterton Mill is located between Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth on the River Otter in Devon. It features a one thousand-year-old working watermill, celebrated restaurant, gallery and artist studios, artisan bakery, award-winning food shop and music venue.
Otterton Mill Otterton, near Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG
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Our commitment to Devon is strong, with roots deep in the countryside. It’s what drives us to make sure that everything is done properly – the way that it has been done for generations.
Using traditional farming practices and land rotations enable our fields to remain fertile and full of life.
As well as fruit and veg, we grow a mixture of hay, corn, maize and silage; all of which we are able to feed to our beautiful herd of Ruby Reds within the winter months.
Darts Farm, Topsham, Devon, EX3 0QH
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We have always tried to be as environmentally friendly as we can, indeed we are based in a UNESCO Biosphere one of only a few in the world, great effort and expense was under taken during the refurbishment to allow us to run as environmentally friendly as we could.
Our aim is to source good local produce were ever possible, this includes our eggs, bacon, sausages, milk, pasties, water, cider, ales, chutneys amongst others. We also bake virtually all of our cakes and tray bakes on site (the exclusion becoming some vegan items), this helps support our local community and minimise our environmental impact.
We pride ourselves in providing much more than a typical railway station café, in terms of quality of product and additional free services such as train information and high speed wifi.
Our café is a multi award winning family run business, which is keen to serve our customers to the best of our ability, particularly in these currently extremely challenging times.
We hope you will visit us very soon.
Station Masters Cafe Station Masters House, Barnstaple Railway Station, Station Road, Barnstaple EX31 2AU
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We believe in good food for everybody – it is as simple as that!
Our fantastic suppliers and growers provide us with a full range of fruit, vegetables, cheese, milk, yoghurts, meats, fish, hand-made bread and pastries. As much as possible this is grown or made locally; some of which you won’t find for sale anywhere else. Of course, to provide a good array year-round, we rely on sourcing more widely too.
We also stock store-cupboard ingredients – herbs and spices, flours, pulses, oils and all sorts of interesting tasty treats.
Our aim is to minimise transportation, packaging and the use of chemical pest- and herbicides involved in the produce we offer. Some of our staples are organic as standard!
We love plants! We have a seasonal stock of shrubs, trees, herbaceous perennials, herbs and annual plants.
It changes frequently so please stop in to see what is looking good. We can source for your specific requirements and have a wealth of gardening and growing knowledge.
We use only Devon nurseries.
We also stock loose compost, kindling, firewood and a range of locally made crafts.
The Plant Shed Dulings Farm, Copplestone EX17 5NR
The Plant Shed The Station Yard, Eggesford EX18 7JZ
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