When it’s cold or wet I tend to stay on campus, or even walk the corridors of the main hospital building for my lunchtime stroll. Today the weather was perfect, so I went through the housing estate, because I knew my secret pathway was looking pretty.
I’m glad I went because the daffs won’t be around much longer. I lingered a few minutes and then it was time to stride out. Next I came across this van,
and just had to investigate. Who remembers the days when the baker, the fishmonger, the milkman, the green grocer and of course the Corona lorry and the ice cream man came?
Now in Exeter, the farm shop comes to some areas.
With lots of lovely local produce.
You’re probably wondering if I was tempted.
Well, as I’m over the baking phase I had in the autumn, because if you make cake you have to eat it don’t you? That’s bad news for a chubba-bubba, so it had to stop. The only thing to do is buy the odd treat or ten, so I chose a brownie which I’ve left in my desk drawer until Friday afternoon, when I’ll need – uh – deserve a treat for surviving the week.
This lovely lady runs the mobile shop. She was a delight to chat to and said Love Local Food is based at West Town Farm, where they have open days for families and schools. Their mission is to produce and promote sustainable food, reduce food miles and to engage with people in the community.
We all like our food to be fresh don’t we? It really does have more flavour if it’s local and in season, rather than being chilled for goodness knows how long, while it’s being flown hallway around the planet. Have a look at Love Local’s pages, there’s even a ted Talk. If you’re near Exeter, watch out for the happy food van!
13 thoughts on “A Lunchtime Find”
How fabulous – a mobile farm shop.
I’ve never been to Exeter, but I know of West Town Farm and the work of Organic Arts through a friend who works there. Great stuff! You’re so lucky to have access to this local, sustainably grown produce. I really liked this post showing the farm In Action.
Tons of daffs here in Wales! But then, there should be, shouldn’t there? 🙂 Glorious weather, too! Hugs, Gilly!
Have a lovely time with your friends darling xx
What a wonderful initiative. Locally grown produce is always the most flavoursome. I hear you about baking – it mustn’t go to waste. Instead it goes to our waists!
I don’t think that brownie would last until Friday if it were mine. 😃
That’s a fab idea – and I’m with Sylvia re the brownie 😉
What a brilliant idea, a mobile farmer’s market. Don’t know how thrilled the “chubba-hubba” will be to know that not only has the baking phase ended, but plenty of veggies are in the forecast.
A great mission! Hope they get a lot of support from local community.
A beautiful shop, and an even more beautiful way to shop. I love well-presented things: a different form of artwork
Wow, very cool.
Oh the daffodils. So lovely.
Love that van! What a great idea …