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Meet the Producer

Meet the producers, growers and makers responsible for the best food Devon has to offer

Nicky and Greg Parsons. Sharpham Dairy

Sharpham Dairy

Su Carroll meets Greg and Nicky Parsons, custodians of Sharpham Cheese

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Emma MacDonald. The Bay Tree

Emma Macdonald

The founder of The Bay Tree – an award-winning artisan chutney, preserve and sauce producer – has a passion for discovering exciting, innovative flavours

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Victoria sponge with lit birthday candles

The Gift of Cake

The Gift of Cake is run by Adam and Ellie Emberson. Their aim: “to deliver quality, happiness and smiles to customers,” says Ellie.

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Ann Stallard, Waterhouse Fayre. Leaning out of her window, holding a wooden spoon

Ann Stallard

From her base near Tiverton, Ann Stallard runs Waterhouse Fayre, producing award-winning jams, chutneys and preserves in small batches

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Martin Ashley. Head Gardener at Lewtrenchard Manor in Lewdown, Devon

In the Garden with Martin Ashley

The Head Gardener at Lewtrenchard Manor talks crops, climate and cultivating

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Pat Patel and Julie Heap. Wicked Wolf

Wicked Wolf Gin

Taste Buds talks to husband and wife Pat Patel and Julie Heap – the North Devon gin experts

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Waterhouse Fayre range of jams, pickles and marmalades


Waterhouse Fayre near Tiverton has been winning awards since day one. Taste Buds talks to owner Ann Stallard about its success

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Frobishers Cordials range of drinks


Taste Buds chats to David Pearce, Managing Director of Martin Frobisher’s, about the rebrand

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Dan and Lucia Bly, Salcombe Dairy

Salcombe Dairy

Jennie Cooper talks to Lucia Bly about the story behind her and husband Dan’s award-winning ice cream and chocolate business, Salcombe Dairy

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Wicked Wolf Gin

Wicked Wolf Gin

Taste Buds catches up with award-winning gin producers, Pat Patel and Julie Heap, whose business is booming

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Ben and Andrea Laxon, Otter Vale

Otter Vale

Ben Laxon, Managing Director of Otter Vale Products, tells Taste Buds about his flourishing family business

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Ashridge Cider, 330ml Soft Drinks

Ashridge Cider

You can’t go far in Devon without coming across Ashridge Cider. Director Jason Mitchell tells Jennie Cooper about this successful business

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Black Gin, Dartmoor Distillery and Christmas Cracker Ale, Teignworthy Brewery

Teignworthy Brewery

John Lawton talks to Jennie Cooper about his 30-year brewing journey, setting up the successful Teignworthy Brewery and, latterly, Dartmoor Distillery.

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Barbara King, MD at The Shops at Dartington

Barbara King

Taste Buds talks to Barbara King, MD at The Shops at Dartington, about the local produce on offer at The Food Shop and Devon Drinks.

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Moo Free

Dairy-free, and now Devon-based, chocolate company Moo Free is expanding

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Angus Lugsdin and Howard Davies, Salcombe Distilling Company. Salcombe Gin

Salcombe Distilling Company

Cheers to the growing success of this dynamic company 

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Aune Valley Meat butchers cutting and holding joints of meat

Aune Valley Meat

Taste Buds talks to Aune Valley Meat about its growing business

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Francesca Gigg and Andie Stanstell with Paul Hollywood, Frandie Macaron

Frandie Macaron

Jennie Cooper talks to Francesca Gigg, one half of Frandie Macaron, about her love of baking these almond-sweet teatime treats

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