Home-grown foods as fresh as a daisy

Community greenhouse goods given Bideford shop launch

A RANGE of new food products launched in Bideford this week could hardly be from closer to home.

Produce grown by the local social enterprise group Grow@Jigsaw is being used to create a range of home-made chutneys, pickles, jams, preserves and soups.

Steve and Angela Blazey opened their new caf�, home-made cakes and savouries business Blazey’s in Mill Street just three months ago.

Now they are using the Grow@Jigsaw produce to create tasty new additions for their shelves under their own label, with a ‘deliciously Devon’ promise.

You may also want to watch:

“It is most important to us that everything we use comes from Devon,” said Steve. “This produce from Grow@Jigsaw could not be fresher. It is picked and turned into chutneys in small batches on almost the same day.”

Grow@Jigsaw is based at former council greenhouses in Victoria Park, Bideford, and also cultivates local allotments. It is an horticultural social enterprise, working with a range of groups to give training and work opportunities based on food production.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter