Category Archives: celebrating local food

Seed Swop – Saturday 24th Feb. 2018 – Local Matters

Tavistock Seed Swap

Tavistock Seed Swap returns this year on Saturday February 24th  2018 in Local Matters, Elbow Lane from 09:30 to 14:00.

Growers young and old, new this season and ‘seasoned’ growers all welcome.

Tavistock Seed Swop Poster picture 2018 v2

Bring along seeds you have to swop … and have a-grow at something different in 2018.

No seeds to bring? Come along anyway, pick up some seeds, have a-grow, and bring your own seeds back next year!

There’ll be lots of growers, gardening advice, plenty of chat … together with tea and cake.

We look forward to ‘seeding’ with you.

For more details call into Local Matters (11:00 to 13:00 Mon. – Sat), email or call Rob Meredith on 01409 254450.

Download a poster here

Breaking News … Introducing a new Producer Market … and more …

Tamar Grow Local, Tavistock College and Transition Tavistock are working together to introduce you to Tavistock’s newest producer market together with inspiring presentations and discussions.
Where: The Octagon Centre, Tavistock College (Crowndale Road, PL19 8DD)
When: Thursday Feb 7th – 18:45 to 22:00
Cost: No fixed charge although donations will be welcomed!
Refreshments: Drinks and home made cakes and biscuits!
Please join us!
Highlights will include:
• A chance to browse or shop at Tamar Grow Local’s (TGL) Producer market

• Meet local food producers
• Learn more about what buying locally can mean for you and your family
• Launch of TGL’s new buying group … see how you could benefit … and a chance to sign up!
• An opportunity to have a go at food mapping – see just how many local growers and producers there are around Tavistock and the valley! Who have we missed?
• Want to grow and got no space? Find out how
• Tavistock College goes Incredible Edible
• Find out what’s happening and how you can help
• Transition Tavistock’s successes in 2012 and where we’re heading in 2013
• Working to make Tavistock a resilient community (energy, food, transport, enterprise)

Please bring along your friends and neighbours. The flyer can be downloaded here – please share with anyone who you think might be interested! We look forward to seeing you there!

Find out more about the local producers and the programme for the evening here

Transition Tavistock AGM
The 2013 AGM will take place at the Octagon Centre at Tavistock College on Thursday 7th February 2013 from 6.45 pm. We anticipate these formalities to be very short and sweet!
Members are allowed to vote. To become a member, or renew membership just pay £1 membership on the door.

6.45 pm on 7th February 2013 Tavistock College
1. Apologies
2. Minutes of AGM of 9.2.12
3. Matters Arising
4. Annual Report
5. Accounts
6. Election of Committee Members
7. Any Other Business
8. Date of next AGM

We will also have copies of the new Transition Free Press for sale (see later article).

We are still looking for a Secretary – if anyone is interested in this position, please contact for further details. It’s a volunteer position requiring just a few hours each month.
Also we would like to hear from anyone who could sponsor the copying of our newsletter for those on the mailing list who do not have access to the Internet. Maximum 100 pages copying per month.

Grow Tavi – Tues 4th December

Grow Tavi is back again – Tuesday 4th December – at Wonnacott Farm, Lewdown – Hosted by Rosie and Paul Yells
All welcome – 12:30 to 15:00 – turkey sandwiches and mince pies.
Producer stall with local produce.
Download the flyer here

Outline agenda
Welcome and Introductions
Introduction to Winter and Seasonal produce and initiatives – Simon Platten, Tamar Grow Local
Tamar Grow Local’s Buying Group initiative – would you like to join?
Wonnacott Farm – presentation and walk around by Rosie and Paul Yells
General discussion – what’s been happening since last GrowTavi – what’s worked, what not … how can we move forward in 2012 and provide mutual support.
Next meeting

Wonnacott Farm is small and traditional, run by the Yells family and tucked away in the Devon countryside (
“We are best known for our traditional Norfolk Black Christmas free-range organic turkeys, but we also produce delicious organic beef from our small herd of South Devon and Aberdeen Angus cattle.
From our flock of Charollais, Roussin and Zwartbles sheep we produce organic lamb and mutton together with three natural colours of organic knitting wool.
We are passionate about producing healthy food in a way that is as sustainable as possible and we aim to reduce food miles by being as self-sufficient as we can. So this inspires us to grow organic oats and other cereals that our livestock enjoy.”

If you think you can make it please drop me a line – or give me a call 07969-569-444.