Enjoying Local Food
England has a wonderfully rich and varied food heritage, including meat, fish, cheese, preserves, fruit, and vegetables. There’s a highly diverse range of fresh, local produce available throughout the seasons.
However, in recent years it’s become easy to buy heavily processed food from across the world, and many people have lost the connection with their local land and the origins of their food. We believe that the needs of consumers, producers and the land are interdependent, and that community enterprise can strengthen and reconnect these links to the lasting benefit of all.
Local food has a number of benefits: it is usually fresher, tastes better, and may be more nutritious; it has fewer food miles and so is better for the environment; and buying local food helps support the local economy.
The Local Food & Drink Guide
The Newton Abbot Local Food & Drink Guide was published in 2011, and highlights the great range of local produce that is available in the Newton Abbot area.
Furthermore, this guide aims to increase the amount of food & drink produced, sold, purchased and consumed locally, and is an important step for transitioning to a stronger local economy.
The Local Food and Drink Guide is useful to everyone, including shoppers (where and what to buy), businesses (where to source great local food and drink), and producers (potential customers).
The Guide can be downloaded in PDF format here, or from the Newton Abbot Local Food website. The Guide was produced by a partnership consisting of TNA, Newton Abbot CIC and the Town Council, with design and printing costs funded by Devon County Council.