Keeping it local

The Source show works very closely with Taste of the West and Food & Drink Devon to bring the best regional companies to the show, and to support local businesses. These four exhibitors demonstrate the wide range of their members, from the traditional to the more exotic!

South Devon Chilli Farm
South Devon Chilli Farm’s philosophy is, wherever possible, to develop products which are created from ‘Seed to Sauce’. They will be showcasing a wide range of products including its ever popular Chilli Jam and Gold medal winner (Taste of the West 2012) Honeycomb Chilli Chocolate.  In addition to this they will be showing off their Cold Pressed Rapeseed Chilli Oil, Pepper Relish, Smokey Chipotle Salsa and Serrano Chilli sauce which were all awarded medals in last year’s awards. In the words of Jamie Oliver: “As you know I am a chilli freak and these guys grow the best in the country.”

Following the continued increase in demand, these pioneers of the chilli growing movement in the UK have added to the range of seeds on offer and introduced a new service offering seedlings by post direct to consumers.  They have also constructed a new state-of-the-art polytunnel on-site in Loddiswell, South Devon, to accommodate an increased number of chilli plants. (Stand D2).

Langage Farm Dairy Produce
Langage Farm is actually mentioned in the Domesday Book and has remained a working farmstead for over 900 years. However, in 1980 the Harvey family started to produce clotted cream for a local shop and that’s where it all began. Today the company employs nearly 50 people and has a herd of over 250 Jersey and Guernsey cows. Langage Farm is the only UK Dairy to be totally carbon neutral with a working farm, production facility and Anaerobic Digester Plant all on the same site. They produce quality dairy products, clotted cream, ice cream, sorbet, rice pudding and cottage cheese. (Stand D14/E13).

R D Johns Foodservice Ltd
R D Johns Foodservice is a well established catering butchers based in Devon, who have served the South West catering industry across four counties for over 40 years. They continue to set the standard for high quality, consistency and unrivalled experience in the fresh meat industry. They maintain high stocks of a comprehensive range of top quality brand names of frozen, chilled and ambient foods, together with fresh meats, which are available for next day delivery. All their products are transported by their own in-house fleet of vehicles, which are equipped with dual temperature refrigeration to guarantee product compliance and safety. (Stand B1).

James’ Food
James’ Food make a range of dips, sauces and condiments with the intense flavours and irresistible tastes of North African and Mediterranean foods.  Their hand made dips include creamy and subtle Nutty Butter Bean, fresh and zesty Twisted Tapenade and intense and fiery Moreish Harissa.

They have recently announced a new partnership with a local Bristol charity, 1625 Independent People, and under the expert supervision of David Morgan, a board member of South West Food and Drink, the young people of 1625 will be producing quantities of James’ dips. The aim of the project is to develop the young people’s skills in production, management and sales of food, giving them a platform for launching their own range of produce to directly raise money for the charity. (Stand E28).

Easter is already behind us, and it’s only two weeks until Source now! Are you ready? Don’t forget to register for your free ticket!

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