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The Real Food Store partners with Exeter Foodbank

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The Real Food Store partners with Exeter Foodbank

Exeter’s community-owned Real Food Store has announced a partnership with Exeter Foodbank, to support vulnerable and low-income Exeter residents to access high quality, local produce. The collaboration is part of the Real Food Store’s ‘Round It Up’ scheme, launched at the beginning of February. The scheme gives shoppers the option of rounding up their bill to the nearest pound, with the proceeds being used to provide vouchers to be distributed by Exeter Foodbank. The aim is to support individuals who wouldn't normally have access to fresh, local and organic food with the opportunity to make independent shopping decisions. The idea...

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”BEE THE CHANGE” - a guest post by Real Food director Laura Colombo

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”BEE THE CHANGE” - a guest post by Real Food director Laura Colombo

What a wonderful title for an international cooperation project! That was the first thing I thought when Alessandro Mancini, the project coordinator, invited me to talk about Social Agriculture. The BEE THE CHANGE project aims to increase opportunities to create income and work, especially for women and young people, in the rural areas of Ramallah and Jenin (Palestine), by strengthening the beekeeping sector and supporting the supply chain of aromatic and medicinal plants. The project is funded by the Italian Agency for International Cooperation, led by the Umbria Region and currently implemented by FELCOS Umbria, an Association of Local Authorities...

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Doughn’t Stop Me Now: Exeter independents vow to ‘Get Exeter Baking’ for Sourdough September

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Doughn’t Stop Me Now: Exeter independents vow to ‘Get Exeter Baking’ for Sourdough September

Three Exeter independents have launched the ‘Get Exeter Baking’ campaign to help local people enjoy the benefits and pleasure of making real bread at home.

Participants will be provided with information and resources to help them learn the art of making real sourdough bread, and to take part in a competition to show off their creations for a chance to win baking-themed prizes.

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Organic September

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Organic September
September is a wonderful month. It is a time to reflect on the summer behind us, to watch the colours of autumn slowly emerge in the hedgerows and woodlands, and to enjoy the last bright days as the swallows mass and dance in preparation for the migratory journey ahead of them.

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Stories from the Field – Peter Hunt

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Stories from the Field – Peter Hunt

In the first installment in our Stories from the Field video series, we visit consultant beekeeper Peter Hunt on Dartmoor. Peter supplies the Real Food Store with excellent honey from his Devon-based bees. We spoke to Peter about the basics of beekeeping, the important role played by independent producers and why it is so important to buy local when choosing honey. Find out more about Peter and his beekeeping here: https://www.beesindevon.co.uk/ View the video of our visit below: Our Stories from the Field series is an initiative to help connect people with the food they buy. The Real Food Store...

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