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15 Feb 2018

Two very different Bakewells

The news is full of links between so called ‘ultra-processed’ food and cancer, with another...
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14 Feb 2018

Hodmedod’s are here

Hodmedod is an east Anglian dialect word, used to mean hedgehog in Norfolk and snail in Suf...
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07 Feb 2018

Meat Sheet No. 1 – Minced Pork

Minced Pork for Chinese New Year We all use minced beef but, for some unfathomable reason, ...
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30 Jan 2018

Caribbean Valentine’s at the Wine & Tapas Bar

We’re bringing the Caribbean to Totnes for Valentine’s Day this year – co...
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15 Jan 2018

Ben’s take on Veganuary

Veganuary will be over soon but, let’s not kid ourselves, things aren’t going to return to ...
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15 Jan 2018

The minefield that is food packaging

As a business we are constantly striving to do our bit to cut carbon emissions and reduce w...
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10 Jan 2018

Café fun with crafty kids

Our first Family Friday afternoon was a big hit with kids who live near our Yealmpton shop ...
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14 Dec 2017

Boxing Day delights

It’s easy to overlook Boxing Day with all the attention that is placed on the Christm...
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28 Nov 2017

Festive goodies

Without the stress of making thousands of organic mince pies for the Riverford veg boxes, w...
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15 Nov 2017

Wine & Tapas at Yealmpton

You are invited to a festive Wine & Tapas Evening at our Yealmpton Café on Friday Decem...
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15 Nov 2017

Christmas wine cases – our top picks

We’ve put together six mixed, themed wine cases to help you choose your drinks for th...
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15 Nov 2017

Awards finalists

We’re really proud to  say we’ve reached the finals of the Food Magazine’...
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09 Nov 2017

We’re open in Exeter

We’re thrilled to say we’ve opened our doors in Exeter! Located in the former P...
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30 Oct 2017

The grass is greener – or is it?

It seems ‘grass fed’ is becoming more and more of a buzzword – used at every opportun...
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25 Oct 2017

Christmas wine tasting extravaganza

We’re having a Christmas wine day in Ben’s Wine and Tapas on Thursday December 7th and it p...
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25 Oct 2017

Make a Christmas wreath evening

Join us on December 4th at 7pm in our Yealmpton cafe when Riverford’s head gardener P...
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10 Oct 2017

October Wine Offer – eight wines to enjoy

We have eight new wines on offer for October – and we’re offering 10% off any t...
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10 Oct 2017

Prices and provenance

Pass the butter please – if you’re lucky enough to have any. Now that we’ve all accep...
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12 Sep 2017

Meet Charlotte – our new Totnes manager

If you’re a regular in our Totnes shop you will see a new face from this week –...
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01 Sep 2017

The peril of wellness diets

The other summer food news that won’t go away seems to have been around the perils of so-ca...
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01 Sep 2017

Organic or not, food is more than just a commodity

It might just be me but the summer news season seems to have been particularly weak, with t...
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18 Aug 2017

The real problem behind Southern Salad’s demise

I talked last week on the blog about food security and how the fall in the pound, post Brex...
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11 Aug 2017

Why we need to dig potatoes

One thing all Watsons have in common, despite loving our food, is that we don’t like to spe...
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08 Aug 2017

It’s cider, but not as you know it

I’m usually talking about wine but moving away from the grape and over to the apple w...
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