No need for masks, gloves or queues
when shopping with this lot!
So many small businesses are suffering across the UK but rather than donations or bail outs, why not support these incredible small food and drink businesses by buying direct via their websites.
You’ll receive a lipsmackingly delicious delivery and they’ll continue to thrive…how’s that for a good deal!? An added bonus is less food waste too so go on, show your support for all the incredible small businesses and their owners at this critical time:
Cheesy Savoury Selections
Sharpham Dairy’s “ESSENTIAL DEVON CHEESE BOARD” – trust us, you will not experience finer tasting cheese. Hundreds of Awards confirm this and they are now offering some amazing deals online for anyone craving cheesey goodness that will make you think twice about buying anything else next time you graze those supermarket cheese aisles.
Quickes – made by hand in the old-fashioned way, slowly matured for a deeply satisfying flavour means indulging in a nibble or two of Quicke’s Clothbound Cheese will make home living a joy. Visit their website for next day cheese deliveries across the UK or order by calling 01392 851000. NHS staff and customers in self-isolation can use the code ‘CHEESE25’ to benefit from free delivery on all orders above £25, from Friday 20 March until Friday 12 June too.
Otter Vale Chutney – whether you are simply looking for something special to serve with a traditional “Ploughman’s” or are seeking a superior chutney, savoury jelly, preserve or pickle to accompany meat or fish dishes, then Otter Vale’s award-winning chutneys and preserves are the answer. Their Devon Chutney (onion and pineapple) and Devon Fire chutneys are our favourites!
Keep your spirits up!
Two Drifters Rum – 100% molasses fermented and distilled in Devon complete with a carbon negative footprint. There is no doubt Russ and Gemma Wakeham’s incredibly smooth rums will get you through lockdown (responsibly of course!).
Dalstons G&T – for anyone seeking a non-alcoholic lockdown experience, this amazing company will send you refreshingly healthy alcohol-free ‘Sodas with Soul’, including their G&Tee-total flavoured sparkling botanical drinks for you and some lovely Soda’s that your kids will love, with nothing fake, no artificial sweeteners and no nasties!
Calm that sweet tooth
Devon Cottage Organic Fudge – get a much deserved sugar rush through your letterbox! And they’re offering FREE UK delivery for online orders over £10 so what are you waiting for…
Pudding lovers…you’re in for a treat thanks to Georgie Porgie’s Puddings. Based in the wonderful Devon seaside village of Budleigh Salterton, George and his team create a stunning range of handmade desserts and traditional puddings to keep you going through Lockdown!
Brighten your lockdown with some Devon-sent treats & recipes
Times are tough for us all at the moment but many of Food & Drink Devon’s members are still open for business, from fabulous producers, retailers and food entrepreneurs who have all have risen to the challenge and found new ways to ensure you can still experience the best food and drink our home county of Devon has to offer.
Once received, The Devon Cook Book will help you make the most of them, filled with delicious local recipes including over 20 from fantastic Food Drink Devon members (you can even get it gift wrapped to treat fellow lockdown friends and family!).
Love thy food and drink neighbours & friends
Eating In: Cornwall – Ellie Michell from Barefoot Media has compiled this wonderful directory of producers, suppliers, cafés and restaurants, all of whom are offering online shopping, mail order, home delivery, or takeaways. Many of them are running special offers too.
The Small Brand Delivery Directory – this is a lovely list of small businesses and brands that are able to ship direct, meaning you’re guaranteed stocks of little treats (no substitutions here!) without leaving the house. So go on, Stock Up Small now!
The Mighty Small Supermarket of Small Brands (what a name!) helps you Shop small and shop better. They offer the best products by independent food & drink brands, delivered straight to your door. In their own words “Mighty Small is the result of hundreds of small food brands coming together to share their products with the people that believe in them. They dedicate their lives to producing delicious, exciting products with purpose. So let’s rally behind those we believe in and enjoy some great food along the way.
Tessa Stuart Books – put lockdown to good use by planning and launching your very own food & drink business. Some of the best companies were created during the most challenging times, so don’t lose that dream of creating your very own food and drink business. As you self isolate, there are no two books that will help you do this more than ‘Packed’ and ‘Flying off the Shelves’ by Tessa Stuart. They are bestselling for good reason and packed full of short, utterly useful tips to create your dream food and drink business, all of which helped Nick and I in the journey to create and launch Blue Goose Coffee!
Continue the dream thanks to Bread & Jam, which has been another lynchpin in the Blue Goose journey and growth. Bread & Jam “came about through the shared vision of two food founders (Jason Gibb & Tara Mei) passionate about shaking up the way the food and drink industry works. Today it is a celebration of the food and drink industry’s entrepreneurial spirit, with its amazing community, workshops and annual Bread & Jam Fest helping founders like us plan, launch and grow our own food and drink business. It really is the community to join no matter what stage your idea or startup is at!
Finally, why not upgrade your #WFH caffeination!
Blue Goose Eco Coffee Pod Range
Each coffee pod in our range of 4 is available to buy individually, so if you fancy treating yourself or know someone who could do with an eco lockdown treat then now’s the perfect time to help them take small but delicious eco-steps towards Which? Best Buy rated Nespresso® compatible capsule coffees!
Cafe Saula Gran Espresso Range
The perfect coffee for cafetières, V60s and Moka Pots across the land, each Saula coffee offers it’s own wonderful continental-style Gran Espresso coffee experience, proven by a selection of Great Taste Awards, with Award winning Organic whole beans beans for those who prefer grinding their own!