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Local produce at its best

By Herald Express  |  Posted: April 17, 2014

LAUNCH: From the left, Jonathan Bell, Nick Hewison, Barbara King and Andy Chambers at the new The Food Shop at Dartington

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THE Food Shop at The Shops at Dartington has been re-launched after being newly positioned and tripled in size.

With live jazz music and local producers, including Blueberry Brothers, Bell and Loxton, South Devon Chilli Farm, Tom's Pies and Partridge Farm treating visitors to tastings, there was a real buzz to the day.

Barbara King, managing director of The Shops at Dartington, said: "We were delighted with the success of the official launch and to see such vast numbers of people visiting. We have received a hugely positive response and some fantastic feedback, not only from visitors but also from many of our new local producers and suppliers."

The shop will showcase the very best of produce from both the local region as well as the wider West Country.

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