Links

- to some of our suppliers

 

The Luxtons have been farming in Devon for generations, originally at Glendon Farm and now also at North Alfordon Farm.

The farms are in beautiful rolling Devonshire pastures with much of it surrounded by mature deciduous woodlands. There's a great view of Dartmoor National Park in the background and it is quite normal to see a plethora of wild flora and fauna whilst checking the farm animals in the morning. Every season is different, and every time of year gives new sights and sounds.

Many years ago they started concentrating on selling their produce locally, then a few years age opening a bespoke farm shop on the outskirts of the local town, Okehampton. The traceability of their beef and lamb is unrivalled, as it is born and reared on the farm. Other products are from local farms, growers and suppliers. Their food miles are measured in yards.

It is said that for meat to be right it has to be bred right, fed right and hung right. At Farmer Luxtons they stick rigidly to these principals, quality breeding stock, good animal care, feeding a forage based diet, and a state of the art hanging room ensures the products are of an unrivalled quality.

http://www.farmerluxtons.co.uk/

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Total Produce believe in local experts selling local produce to local customers. Their people across the country are “can-do” people, experts in the unique requirements of their local area and eager to go the extra mile to get the job done. It can make all the difference!
Because of the geographic spread of their depots, they’re best placed to source local produce from the most accomplished local growers, minimising the time from farm to fork and contributing to the local areas in which they trade..

There’s nothing more important in fresh produce than Quality Assurance. Total Produce has thorough Quality Control processes and protocols in place, to deliver the best possible fresh produce.  This includes food safety which is why their depot is BRC certificated for storage and distribution, ensuring best practice in handling, storage and distribution of products and continuous improvement in operating practices. For them, complete customer confidence is always a priority.

They understand that great supply is about information as well as produce and so work closely with all their customers to make sure that they are always in the loop produce wise. They know how kitchens work and individually tailor their delivery service to each customer’s wants and needs.

 

  http://totalproducelocal.co.uk/depot/cornwall/

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Complete Meats is an award winning catering butchers based in East Devon that has been trading since 1988 and has established a strong reputation amongst retail and trade customers for excellent quality meat.   They take pride in sourcing much of our meat from local West Country farms, many of which owner Shaun Vining has been dealing with for years, as well as carefully selected meat from the rest of the UK. Complete Meats have won many awards for it sausages and other own produced products. Last year Shaun was invited, along with Hugh Judd of EBLEX to provide a butchery masterclass for students at the Michael Caines Academy in Exeter. The catering students are specially selected to be part of this prestigious academy. Ian Biggar, Lead Tutor emailed to Shaun to say "Just a quick email to say a huge thank you to Hugh and yourself! Once again the depth of knowledge, quality of meat and time given by you two has staggered me and my students. I know Michael was equally impressed and very grateful of your support of Exeter College and the Michael Caines Academy".


Red Tractor Certified ~ Traceability.
As a Red Tractor certified operation, they offer full traceability of all local meat (their “Best of the West Range”) and can provide farm details by email weekly.

  http://www.completemeats.co.uk/

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Black Dog free range eggs, come from a local farming family from Black Dog, Crediton, Mid Devon who have been in free range egg production for over 20 years and in July 2013 they launched the Black Dog brand. The farm is home to 25,000 free range laying hens. The hens have freedom to roam over 100 acres of land, co-grazing alongside the Black Dog herd of Ruby Red cattle and Dorset sheep. The eggs are collected, graded and packed daily, guaranteeing freshness directly to your door within 24/48 hours of being laid.
 

With Phil’s extensive knowledge of poultry management he ensures the happy hens stay healthy, producing high-quality, tasty eggs. Lou is the face the customers see, managing the accounts and the daily egg rounds throughout Devon. Looking after the hens is their number one priority and they have RSPCA accreditation and the ‘Lion Quality Standard’ certificate of conformity to prove they do it well.

  www.blackdogeggs.co.uk/