Monthly Archives: September 2017

We’re backing British Food Fortnight

We’re celebrating British Food Fortnight, which runs from September 23 until October 8, by promoting the suppliers on our doorstep. We always like to support our local suppliers, but during the event we’ll be doing more to plug them wherever possible, as we’re big advocates of eating as seasonally as possible, and of consuming produce […]

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How to pick and store your apples

Apples are one of the oldest fruits known to man, and still the most widely grown and savoured of all fruit. But which apples you grow and how you store them can greatly affect your long-term enjoyment of the crop. The earliest varieties will be ready for picking and eating in August, while some of […]

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Why poet laureate Robert Southey loved Exmoor

Robert Southey (1774-1843) isn’t perhaps as well-known as his famous English romantic poet counterparts, Wordsworth and Coleridge, but he still had an important role to play in the nation’s poetic landscape. Despite his fall into obscurity today, Southey was a celebrated poet in his time and established an experimental writing partnership with Coleridge. He was […]

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