Bens Blog

13 Feb 2017

Ben’s Wine & Tapas is Open!

BEN’S WINE & TAPAS opened on 9th February. If this is news to you, we’ve taken over wha...
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17 Jan 2017

Marmalade

It’s marmalade season again. We make thousands of jars and I’d like to think th...
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17 Jan 2017

Taking Over the Tangerine Tree in Totnes

Totnesians with their ear to the ground might already have heard that we’re taking over the...
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16 Jan 2017

Happy New Year and Sanity Sapping Red Tape

Happy New Year and all that. Despite all the gloom, for us 2016 wasn’t that bad so more of ...
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07 Dec 2016

The Cornerstones of Any Farm Shop

I think that what we do best is fresh ingredients for you to take home and cook yourselves....
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07 Dec 2016

December’s Booze News

Hopefully, you’ll be coming along to our Christmas wine and general grazing sessions on 9th...
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07 Dec 2016

Christmas Goodies

With thirty three (and still counting) Christmas’s under our belt I’d like to think we’ve g...
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24 Nov 2016

Keep Warm With Our Hygge Fuel!

Staverton customers might have noticed a better range of firewood, kindling, composite logs...
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24 Nov 2016

Mince Pies, Nuts and More…

You might have seen our mince pies in the shops already and they were voted ‘best luxury mi...
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24 Nov 2016

Vintage Roots Christmas Wine Tasting

Our friend Emmanuel, from Vintage Roots (the organic wine people) will be at Staverton on D...
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22 Nov 2016

Mince Pies and Palm Fat

While our mince pies are ‘going viral’ there is a down side – palm fat. Yes, we do us...
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16 Oct 2016

October’s Booze News

I spent a week in the Languedoc on a sort of busman’s holiday visiting some of our, and Riv...
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19 Sep 2016

A new start and nothing to do with brexit

Last time around I mentioned that we’ve been doing a bit of navel gazing about the future o...
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17 Jul 2016

A deconstructivist, food-ster, peasant…

For reasons I can’t tell you about yet, but soon will, we’ve been spending a certain amount...
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05 Jun 2016

Welcome to the plastic gates

Recycling? Take it into your own hands. Last month I mentioned, I confess in a slightly thr...
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24 May 2016

What’s with the anti-sandwich movement?

What’s wrong with a sandwich? A quick rant. What’s the problem with the sandwich? Eve...
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28 Apr 2016

Mint in May

Marvellously mint in May. April is always a bit touch and go but come May and we really are...
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25 Mar 2016

Easter feasting

Will you be feasting on meat this Easter? Being naturally contrary, I’ve always taken a pec...
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05 Feb 2016

Cowspiracy theory – of course you can be an environmentalist and eat meat

Apologies, Farm Shoppers, if you don’t know what I’m talking about but, brother Guy, via th...
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04 Jan 2016

Paris in the Spring Time

Paris in the spring – it’s warm enough but we’re not there yet Every silver cloud has a dar...
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25 Nov 2015

Riverford Soups

Our ‘2013 Organic Food Award’ winning chunky soups are back on the menu. Four flavoursriver...
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25 Nov 2015

Panorama & Gmo’s

Haven’t things changed? For years it was Frankenstein food and evil multinational biotech c...
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