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Meet the Producer

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

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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Waterhouse Fayre range of jams, pickles and marmalades

Champion!

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

Frobisher’s

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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Pretty Local Box

Pretty Local

Jennie Cooper chats to Andrea Wilson, owner of the award-winning Pretty Local online shop

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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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Exmoor Caviar

Exmoor Caviar

As the UK’s first caviar farm goes into production in North Devon, Anna Turns discovers how this luxurious delicacy is sustainably produced

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Potted Fish Company

The Potted Fish Company

Jonathan Bailey, founder of The Potted Fish Company, explains why using local, sustainable ingredients is his top priority, writes Stacey Sheppard

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Bell & Loxton Rapeseed Oil

Bell & Loxton

South Milton-based rapeseed oil producer Bell & Loxton explains the benefits of this olive oil alternative

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Ellie Barwick, Truly Treats

Truly Treats

Wholesome and delicious, if just a bit naughty, is the verdict from Taste Buds on this youthful cake-making business

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