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New local produce market for Mount Edgcumbe

6 May

I just wanted to let Gluten Free by the Sea readers know about a new monthly local produce market that is going to be held at Mount Edgcumbe, the first of which is being held this coming Sunday (11th May).  It’s always nice to get the Cremyll ferry over to Mount Edgcumbe and have a stroll in the sun, and the good news is that local gluten free companies Let Them Eat Cake and Soupy Do will be at the event.  I am also told there will be some naturally gluten free cider on offer too!  See the press release below for full details.

Kevin, Gluten Free by the Sea

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Tamar Grow Local and Let them Eat Cake are working with Mount Edgcumbe to bring a new monthly produce market to the country park.

The market will focus on food and drink made in the Tamar Valley and take place every second Sunday of the month from 11th May to the 16th November.

The new market is just one of many new events planned at the park this year and follows on the heels of numerous small food and craft businesses moving into the Barrow Centre at Mount Edgcumbe this Spring.

Producers confirmed so far for the May market include: Column House Bakery from Devonport Guildhall, Nice and Seedy, InBeer, Pomeroy RareBreeds, High T’s fudge, Eat like a Greek, Soupy-do, Main Event and Hobbs House Preserves with more to be announced next week.

Lisa Hackett, owner of Let them Eat Cake which specializes in gluten and dairy free cakes made wherever possible with vegetables grown in the valley said: “Its such an exciting time at Mount Edgcumbe and we wanted to be a part of it. We are all local producers in the Tamar Valley and are thrilled to have a regular opportunity to present our fantastic produce to the public.”

Co-Chairs of the Mount Edgcumbe Joint Committee had this to say – Cllr Pete Smith of Plymouth City Council, “This forms part of phase one of the transformational change programme at Mount Edgcumbe and we are all looking forward to an exciting summer of activity this year”. Cllr Edwina Hannaford from Cornwall Council said: “Mount Edgcumbe is drawing in local producers from across the Tamar Valley to create a genuinely exciting new collaborative focus in and around the heart of the park.“

The first Tamar Valley produce market takes place on Sunday 11th between 11am and 4pm and is located in the Earls Garden Marquee adjacent to Mount Edgcumbe House.

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Great Offer For GFBTS Readers!

1 May

Friends of Gluten Free by the Sea Plymouth Greengrocer are out and about again this Sunday, this time running a stall at the Good Food Market at Royal William Yard.  The great news is that this Sunday Plymouth Greengrocer are offering a 15% discount on purchases if you mention Gluten Free by the Sea!  Not only that, but by taking up the offer you will also be entitled to 10% off your next purchase with them.  I am very excited by this generous offer and I’d like to offer a big thank-you to Julie and Mark for providing this.


Julie said “We are really excited about attending the Royal William Yard Good Food Market this Bank Holiday Weekend, and if you visit our stall and mention our Great Friends at www.gfreebythesea.me we will give you 15% off your purchase.

You will also receive a Gluten Free By The Sea card, which you can keep in your purse or wallet, show your card on your next purchase at our store at Chaplins, Plympton, at any market we attend or on-line at www.plymouthgreengrocer.co.uk voucher code ‘gfree’ and you will save 10% on that purchase too!

The sun must be going to my head! come and buy your gluten free goodies and save at The Royal William Yard Food Market this weekend”

The market will run from 10am till 3pm.  Plymouth Greengrocer will be selling savouries only this weekend due to the number of cake stalls at the event.  As well as the traditional gluten free Steak Pasty, they will have Cheese & Onion, Curried Vegetable and their new Corned Beef Pasty.  Lisa Hackett from Let Them Eat Cake is also running a stall on the day, so plenty of reason to pop down for a look around on Sunday.  If you fancy stopping for lunch Le Bistrot Pierre and Las Iguanas restaurants are both now open offering great gluten free options.  There is also Plymouth Canteen (River Cottage) and most of the menu there is naturally gluten free.

The Liskeard Country Market

Readers in Cornwall will have the chance to pay Plymouth Greengrocer a visit at The Liskeard Country Market in May.  They will be running stalls on both the 11th and 25th May.  The market itself runs the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month on the Parade at Liskeard.  You can read more about the market, and also print off a voucher to park for only a pound at http://revitaliseliskeard.co.uk.  Mark and Julie will be selling cakes as well as savouries at this market.  Plymouth Greengrocer are a member of Food and Drink Devon and do great work supporting local producers.

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