Thea Jones

August Bank Holiday opening hours

A notice to our customers that the shop will be open from 8am to 12 noon for the upcoming Bank Holiday Monday on the 30th August.

Local historian’s new book available to buy from the shop, alongside other local authors

We’re delighted to now be stocking copies of local historian John Risdon’s new book A Land Betwixt Sea and Estuary: The Ancient Rural Parish of Churston Ferrers with Galmpton.  Offering a fascinating insight into the history of Churston Ferrers and Galmpton, the book is available to purchase for £20.

Alongside John’s book, we have a collection of literary works from more local authors, including Susan Iona Swan’s fiction book Last Chance Mill and Balancing the Elements poems by Helen Boyles.

2021 Gooseberry Pie Fayre

This year saw the return of the Galmpton Gooseberry Pie Fayre on Sunday 4th July to a new and bigger location, at Manor Farm. The event was well attended by local villagers and those visiting, despite the rainy weather.

We would like to share a big thank you to the organisers. Below are a number of pictures from the day.

 

An update from The Market Stall – August 2021

This month brings a wide range of fresh seasonal produce from suppliers across Devon and Cornwall:

  • Potatoes
  • Red Beetroot
  • Broad Bean, Courgette, Calibrese, Swede and Parsnip
  • Cauliflower
  • Red, Savoy and Hispi Cabbage
  • Cavolo Nero and Russian Kale
  • Strawberry, Rhubarb and Raspberry

For good value fruit and veg varieties, we recommend opting for local greens, lemons, pineapple, salads, butternut squash, potatoes and root veg.

Also in season but from slightly further afield, are local Gooseberry, English Plums, Peach, Nectarine, Cherry and Apricot.

For more information on any of our produce and to place an order for collection or delivery, give us a call on 01803 842148. Alternatively please email galleonstores1993@gmail.com.

Now stocking from The Bay Tree

A big thank you to those who got in touch to share feedback on the products you would like to see from our new local supplier, The Bay Tree. 

We’re pleased to share we are now stocking items from their range of chutneys, dressings and sauces including Fruity Mango Chutney, Smokey Chipotle Sauce and Summer Herb Dressing.

The Bay Tree have also created recipes ideas on how to use their products, which customers can pick up along with the products in store.

Gluten Free Porridge Oats now available

Following a request from one of our customers, we have now added Gluten Free Porridge Oats (available as a 1kg bag) to our range of Gluten Free products in the shop.

For more information on the Free From products we stock, get in touch via email to galleonstores1993@gmail.com or give us a call on 01803 842148.

Covid-19 notice from 19th July

Although restrictions have now lifted, our priority remains to ensure our customers and staff feel safe in the shop.

We encourage all customers to please continue to wear masks when shopping and sanitising their hands on entry. Within the shop, please observe social distancing and exit through the side door.

Anticipating restrictions lifting in the shop…

A quick note to our customers that we are anticipating the government announcement regarding re-opening the shop to full capacity from the 19th July. As usual we will keep customers posted through the newsletter, website and social media posts, so please keep an eye out.

 

New in amongst our shelves and on the deli counter

We’re adding to our range of wines and spirits from local suppliers – you can now find Torbay Gin’s Rock Pool Devon Dry Gin on our shelves. Alongside gin you can also find Sharpham’s Sparkling White Wine, plus Devon Rum Co Honey Spiced / Premium Spiced Rum and Hot Spiced Devon Rum Cider from Hunt’s.

In the deli counter we have a wide range of cheeses from Camembert, Goats Cheese, Halloumi and Feta to Manchego, including local varieties.

And for a limited time only during the summer season you can now find pavlova and meringues for your summer get togethers.

Awards for Waterhouse Fayre and Dalefoot Composts

We’ve been stocking jams and preserves from Devon based Waterhouse Fayre for some time now, and were delighted to hear that they were winners in this year’s Taste of the West Awards.

The local business scooped Gold, Silver and Commended for their varieties of jam, marmalade, pickle and chutney; including Whortleberry Jam & Chutney, Lemon & Ginger Marmalade and Runner Bean Chutney.

You can find a range of lines from Waterhouse Fayre in the shop with more lines available to order. Browse their full range on their website here: www.waterhousefayre.co.uk.

And from jams and preserves to peat-free compost…our friends Dalefoot Composts were runners up in this year’s first ever RHS Chelsea Sustainable Garden Product of the Year Award for their peat-free compost range. Launched this year, the award aims to honour and promote the use of alternative, more sustainable materials to address the challenges of climate change, plastic and pollution. 

Congratulations to both, and keep up the good work!

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