Information and Resources:

  • Where to buy local food in Plymouth*
  • How to find out about community food projects in Plymouth
  • Sustainable food initiatives across the UK
  • Links to organisations working for increased availability of local and sustainable food

Where to buy local food –  see also Pledges to the Food Charter page

Big Barn  – Food Map  – Online supermarket

Tamar Grow Local – Food MapTamar Valley Food Hubs

Shops and Markets:

  • Column Bakehouse – Open from Mondays to Saturdays from 10am until 4pm and serves homemade bread, cakes, pastries, soup and more lunchtime treats  www.devonportguildhall.org 
  • Cornish Farm Produce – Saltash, wholesale and retail own fresh fruit and veg and that of around 50 other south west producers  www.cornishfarmproduce.co.uk
  • Efford Street Market – New street market, first Thursday of each month, in Torridge Way for local producers and businesses run by the Efford Community Vision  www.effordcommunityvision.org
  • Fairport Coop – 99-100 City Market – Range of local and ethical produce www.fairport.coop
  • Gribbles Butchers –  53, Ridgeway, Plympton, Devon, PL7 2AW  www.gribblesbutchers.co.uk 
  • Harvest Home – 72 Embankment Road, Plymouth,PL4 9HY, local and organic produce, T: 01752 667446
  • Luke’s Fruit Farm – Great Trehills, Plymouth, PL5 4LL (Tamerton Foliot) – Popular local pick your own fruit and vegetable farm and farm shop.
  • Moostone Meats – New Barton Farm, Wembury, PL9 0EE – Farm shop on a real working farm, specialising in producing native breed Red Ruby beef and traditional lamb, selling a full product range from other local producers   www.moostonemeats.co.uk
  • Plymouth City Market – Local fruit and vegetable, fish and pasty stalls  www.plymouthcitymarket.co.uk
  • Pips PYO – Kitley Farm, Yealmpton, PL8 2LT  Farm shop and PYO (June to Oct) selling wide selection of local and organic fruit and veg.  www.pipsfruitandveg.co.uk
  • Good Food Market, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, PL1 3PA  ‘Good Food Market’, first Sunday of every month, 11am – 3pm, showcasing some of the best local food and drink from the south west  www.visitplymouth.co.uk/whats-on/good-food-market-p1376123
  • Riverford Farm Shops – Providing an extensive range of quality, local and organic produce at their farm shops Kitley, Yealmpton (PL8 2LT), Staverton and Totnes. www.riverfordfarmshop.co.uk
  • Tamar Valley Food Hubs – On-line ordering from local Tamar Valley producers, order by Tuesday night to receive Plymouth delivery on Friday, drop off at Bread & Roses and Plymouth Guildhall    www.tamarvalleyfoodhubs.org.uk
  • Tamar View Fruit Shop – wholesale and retail, alongside Tamar View Nurseries, Carkeel, produce from local growers and producers www.tamarviewfruiterers.co.uk/index.html

Restaurants  – For full listing visit Plymouth Good Food Map 

  • Bistro One, Ebrington Street – They take pride in local sourcing and were voted by their customers last year as Best Restaurant in the new Plymouth Food Awards. Fresh fish is sourced from Plymouth fish market and the menu is adapted to include the best local seasonal produce; salmon from Mike’s Smokehouse in Loddiswell and veal from Boccadon Farm, Cornwall  www.bistro-one.co.uk
  • Dolphin House Brazzerie – Strong local sourcing and sustainable seafood ethos  www.dolphinhousebrazzerie.co.uk
  • Lemon Street Cafe and Bistro, Elburton – Grow a lot of their own vegetables, fish from the pannier market, meat from Gribbles and McKelly for Creedy Carver duck and chickens. Kim and Paul pride themselves on only using fresh seasonal produce and supporting local producers  www.lemontreecafe.co.uk
  • taMonty’s, Barbican – Popular all day cafe open for breakfast, lunch using mainly fresh local ingredients www.eatoutdevon.com/restaurants/plymouth/montys.html
  • Platters, Barbican – Fish restaurant, sources from Rex Down at Plymouth Fish Market  www.platters-restaurant.co.uk
  • River Cottage Deli and Canteen, Royal William Yard – A newcomer on the Plymouth restaurant scene however they already making quite an impact with their pledge to source 80% of their ingredients from within a 50 mile radius, sourcing mainly direct from local small scale and organic producers e.g. Tamar Valley growers via SailTrade deliveries down the Tamar and through Tamar View Fruiterers with organic meat from Higher Hacknell Farm  www.rivercottage.net
  • Sprouts, Union Street – Fresh food restaurant sources everything locally; meat – A M Benses, local butcher;  Fish – Lockyers Quay fish market, Plymouth;  Mussels, Fowey;  Vegetables – Tamar View Fruiterers – from Devon and Cornwall producers; with all sauces, pastries etc. made on the premises .sproutsplymouth.weebly.com
  • Tanner Brothers – Christopher and James Tanner pride themselves on using some of the best local produce available ‘from Devon’s larder’including meat, line caught fish and they also source from a local forager  .tannersrestaurant.com
  • The Treasury Cafe Bar-Restaurant, Catherine Street – Modern and imaginative menu using best local and seasonal produce  www.thetreasurybar.co.uk
  • Other restaurants who use local produce include: Barbican Kitchen, Chloes www.chloesrestaurant.co.uk, Lanterns, The Glass Blowing House www.glassblowinghouse.co.uk, Water Dragons, Vauxhall Quay

Local food action and projects in and around Plymouth

Other Devon and Cornwall

Organisations promoting and supporting local food

Other city-wide sustainable food initiatives

  • Well London – Local community-led projects www.welllondon.org.uk/index.php?resourceid=1
  • London Food Strategy / Capital Growth – City strategy www.capitalgrowth.org
  • Harvest Brighton and Hove – Multi-agency approach to support and encourage more local food growing www.harvest-bh.org.uk
  • Incredible Edible Todmorden – community gardening in public spaces www.incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk
  • Bristol Food Network – umbrella group that aims to transform Bristol into a sustainable food city www.bristolfoodnetwork.org
  • Sustainable Food City Network – The Sustainable Food Cities Network is an alliance of public, private and third sector organisations that believe in the power of food as a vehicle for driving positive change and that are committed to promoting sustainable food for the benefit of people and the planet. The Network aims to help people and places to share challenges, explore practical solutions and develop best practice in all aspects of sustainable food.  www.soilassociation.org/sustainablefoodcities

 Government and policy

 *This isn’t a comprehensive list but intended only as a guide to some of the main outlets who sell local food in Plymouth – please email info@foodplymouth.org with any comments or suggestions for improving this list – we would like to hear from other businesses and organisations who would like to be included.  Please provide us with your contact details and a few lines about your local and sustainable sourcing policies and any other activities which support the aims of the Plymouth Food Charter.

 

 

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