Ivybridge Christmas ‘Free From’ Food Fair – 07/12/2013

26 Nov

I am pleased to be able to bring you further news of the Christmas ‘Free From’ Food Fair at Ivybridge Community Market on December 7th, running from 9:30am until 2pm.  The event promises to be fantastic, and will be a great opportunity to stock up on some sweet and savoury ‘free from’ products from some amazing local producers.  As well as fellow organisers Simply Moorish, Love Free From and Plymouth Greengrocer there will be a host of other Gluten Free by the Sea friends with stalls.  These include Traditional Puddings, St Maurice Bakery and Let Them Eat who have featured on this blog, and Kay’s Cakes who I had the pleasure of meeting at the recent Torbay Gluten Free Food Fair.

You can find the event at Unit 3, Glanvilles Mill, Ivybridge, PL21 9PS.  Parking is available in the adjacent Glanvilles Mill Car Park.  If you are a ‘free from’ trader there is still time to book a spot, see here for more information.

One quick disclaimer from me; the event is a ‘free from’ food fair and not a ‘gluten free’ food fair, so when buying and tasting products please please do ensure that they are free from your specific dietary restriction.  For example some items may be dairy free rather than gluten free.  There will of course be lots of choice for the coeliac and gluten free folk like myself.  So a big thank you to Helen Jones and the Ivybridge Community Hub for hosting this event, it really is a great opportunity for us.  I hope there is a great turn out, so please share this post to all your free from friends and make sure you come along on the day.  If this fair is successful then hopefully it will be the first of many!

Hope to see you there,

Kevin, Gluten Free by the Sea

Free From Food Fair Poster

Full press release:

The Home from Home Community Hub in Glanvilles Mill, Ivybridge. who also run Ivybridge Community Market with a network of volunteers, are proud to announce their collaboration of free from producers to bring you a ‘Free From’ Food Fair on Saturday 7th December 2013 9.30 – 2pm at Glanvilles Mill.

Helen Jones of Simply Moorish, Kevin Gollop of Gluten Free by The Sea and Secretary for Coeliac UK Plymouth Group, Emma Louise Hutchinson of Love Free From and Julie Petvin of Plymouth Greengrocer all recognise and pioneer to ensure a wide variety of produce is made available to those with food intolerances and sensitivities.

This unique collaboration has enabled a ‘Free From’ Food Fair to be coordinated for all to enjoy with free tasters and samples, homemade and local produce available for the run up to Christmas.

All coordinators have been able to bring together a great range of traders to provide a variety of products to suit all palettes and dietary requirements, including gluten and dairy free.

Traders, as well as the coordinators and their products are as follows:-

Love Free From
Simply Moorish
Plymouth Greengrocer
Bake Eat Love Treats
Clares’ Gluten Free
Nice ‘n’ Seedy
Kay’s Cakes
St Maurice Bakery
The Ivybridge Fish Company
The Good Health Clinic – offering dietary advice
Let Them Eat Cake
Traditional Puddings

There will also be a raffle taking place with great ‘free from’ products and gifts from local traders, and prizes from national brands such as ilumi and Honeybuns Bakery. The proceeds of which will be split between Allergy UK and Home from Home Community Hub (a not for profit organisation).

Glanvilles Mill is a retail unit nestled in the heart of Ivybridge town centre easily accessible within a very short walk from several car parks, providing convenience and variety only minutes from the A38 Devon Expressway. The atmosphere is unhurried, friendly and you’ll receive great personal service within its shops.

For more information on what the Hub can offer please email katie.littleacorns@gmail.com and traders or market enquiries email simplymoorish@yahoo.co.uk


One Response to “Ivybridge Christmas ‘Free From’ Food Fair – 07/12/2013”


  1. Clare’s Gluten Free Cafe/Shop | Gluten Free By The Sea - January 20, 2014

    […] Clare and husband Jon exhibited at the Christmas ‘Free From’ Food Fair at Ivybridge Community Market that I helped to organise.  I am very grateful to Clare for coming […]

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