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“Eat for Devon”: local food challenge

Can you meet the challenge to eat only locally produced food for one week?

Teign Estuary Transition is keen to experiment with whether it’s possible to eat only food produced or sourced within Devon and we’d like to encourage you to try this for a week.

Quite possibly it may just demonstrate how difficult  and expensive this might currently be.  But the Transition movement is about transitioning to a local economy to cope with the challenges posed by Peak Oil, so we thought it would be fun to try this out now!

We’re starting on Saturday 21st August to coincide with the Teignmouth Local Produce Market and will be offering tips on the blog  and inviting you to add your  comments and ideas, so watch this space!


  1. Grazing Kate says:

    This is a great idea and will be quite a challenge – count me in. It may prove difficult, but I could do with losing a few pounds anyway! I’ve just noticed the wording’food produced or sourced’ within Devon….surely nearly everything we buy is ‘sourced’ in Devon – even if that means bananas from the West Indies from Tesco? Should that be amended? Or do you have a different definition of ‘sourced’?

    • Phil Cross says:

      Well, we’re meaning ‘produced’ here. But it’s a good point – exactly what do we mean by ‘locally produced food’? We’ll be putting up a separate page on the site shortly on how to take part and going into the nitty gritty of what might fit within the definition.

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