The Royal William Yard’s Good Food Market.

As the first Sunday of June brought promising sunshine, myself and many others found ourselves at the Royal William Yard’s Good Food Market. It hosts over 30 stall holders from across Devon and Cornwall, showcasing a wide variety of products – and plenty of tasters!

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If you’re looking for some great quality, fresh produce you’ll find bread, cheese, honey, and meat – to name just a few. Alternatively, you may have come for lunch. In which case, you might visit ‘Eat Like A Greek’ or the ‘World Food Cafe’.

The 'World Food Cafe' serving saffron-infused chicken with a colourful choice of salad.

The ‘World Food Cafe’ serving saffron-infused chicken with a colourful choice of salad.

For a bit more of a treat, cakes, flapjacks, macaroons, pink lemonade and cider are all on offer too.

I, myself, was on the look out for something ‘a bit different’, which is when I came across the beautifully presented stall of ‘The Blueberry Brothers’.

Stall holder and one half of the Blueberry Brothers, Nick, introduced me to their business’ concept. Based near Lustleigh, Devon, the two brothers have been growing blueberries since 2002, and in addition to their own, they use blueberries from both local producers and all over the world to manage their range of products. These include muffins, beer, truffles, scones, ice cream and their acclaimed jams and chutneys. The blueberry and chilli jam was awarded the platinum Devon Food and Drink award, whilst the blueberry and lime was awarded silver. Not to mention their famous blueberry chutney which is stocked in over 300 of Marks & Spencer’s stores!

Blueberry ice cream - tried and approved of by me!

Blueberry ice cream – tried and approved by me!

For fresh blueberries less than 24 hours old, visit the Blueberry Brothers in August and September’s Good Food Market.

For more information on The Blueberry Brothers, visit their website: www.theblueberrybrothers.co.uk

‘Rocktails’ was another stall hard to miss. Designed as a beach hut, sporting bright colours, a palm tree and a deck chair – this was right up my street!

‘Rocktails’ attracted many customers in the warm weather, serving frozen mocktails in four different refreshing flavours. These mocktails are low sugar and contain no dairy and no additives – just super fruit goodness!

The unique selling point of ‘Rocktails’, however, is that you can enjoy them from home. Sold in silver pouches, the mocktails are ready-made and designed to be kept in your freezer. To drink, just run under hot water – no fuss and perfect for the summer!

‘Rocktails’ is based in Milburn Orchard Farm, Bigbury. Visit their website at: www.rocktails.co.uk.

 

The Good Food Market takes place on The Green between 10am and 3pm on the first Sunday of each month.

 

Megan West