Misc

Now stocking: items from local Devon Beach Treasures

We have a new display in the shop from Devon Beach Treasures, showcasing their beautiful pendants, earrings and other accessories including Sari Silk Ribbons and Seaglass Bottles. The items would make a lovely gift for any occasion, including the glass Christmas tree ornaments for the festive season. Pop in store to have a look at the full range.

Local produce for Christmas gifts and festivities

In a year that’s seen lots of challenges with supply chains, there’s never been a better time to purchase local produce for your Christmas gifts and festive celebrations to support the local economy and reduce our carbon footprint.

We offer a wide range of locally sourced, quality products in the shop and available to order, including:

  • Jams, marmalade and chutney from Waterhouse Fayre
  • Beer, wine, cider and spirits from the likes of Bays Brewery, Sharpham Wine, Torbay Gin, Devon Rum Co
  • Heron Valley fruit juices
  • Local and regional cheeses in different quantities
  • Fresh kippers and oak smoked salmon
  • Fruit and veg hampers tailored to cooking a Christmas meal
  • Loaf cakes and biscuits from Foxcombe Bakehouse and Halletts
  • Ground coffee and hot chocolate mixes from Miles Tea and Coffee
  • Local historian John Risdon’s new book A Land Betwixt Sea and Estuary: The Ancient Rural Parish of Churston Ferrers with Galmpton

Alongside our locally sourced products, as in previous years you can also continue to purchase One4All gift cards from the Post Office. The multi-store gift card can be spent with over 120 high street brands, so the recipient can choose something extra special. Cards are available to purchase in denominations of £1 for any amount from £10 to £400.

For more information on the One4all gift card, pop in store and speak to a member of staff or visit the official One4all website.

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.

 

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!

Don’t forget to use our new email address for all enquiries

A polite reminder for all customers to please contact us on our new email galleonstores1993@gmail.com for all enquiries and orders. This will be our central shop email moving forward, to enable a more efficient service. You can also contact the shop on 01803 842148.

 

New email for orders and enquiries

We are now asking any customers to direct orders and enquiries to our new email address: galleonstores1993@gmail.com. This will help us continue to manage our ongoing delivery service and improve the running of the shop moving forward.

If you have any queries or problems, please let us know. 

We continue to operate as we have been during the third lockdown

As we enter the latest lockdown, please be assured that we are continuing to as we have done over the last few months. We also wanted to share some reminders regarding the shop and deliveries below:

– Our opening hours remain as normal: Monday-Friday 7.30am to 5.30pm, Saturday 7.30am to 2.00pm and Sunday 8.00am to 12 noon.

– We are still offering deliveries to customers on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday covering Kingswear, Brixham, Churston, Broadsands, Hookhills and Galmpton. Collection is also available from the shop at anytime during our opening hours.

– To place an order for collection or delivery, please email garydeare@aol.com with your full name, address and contact number. Alternatively you can phone the shop during our opening hours on 01803 842148. Orders can be placed 24 hours beforehand.

– We continue to allow only one person (or bubble) in the shop at a time to allow for social distancing, and follow government guidance on keeping the shop sanitised and safe. If there is already someone in the shop, please queue outside allowing a safe distance from others.

– Please wear a face mask on entry and use the hand gel provided at the entrance to the shop. We ask that customers use the side door to exit the shop.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Email garydeare@aol.com or phone 01803 842148.

Fresh fruit and veg forecast for the rest of October

The changing of the seasons brings a change to the seasonal produce we have available on the Market Stall and to order, supplied in the most part from local farmers across Devon and Cornwall.

To get the best out of the season over the next few weeks, we would recommend:

Cabbage (January King and Savoy), Kale (Green Curly, Cavalo Nero, Calabrese) and Romanesque Cauli. There’s also Salad Potatoes, Spring Onions, Apples, Mixed Squash, Celeriac, Swede and Carving Pumpkins ahead of Halloween.

If it’s best value produce you’re looking for:

Opt for Cabbage, Corn on the Cob, Calabrese Kale, Tricolour Peppers and Potatoes. For fruit, take your pick from Limes, Bramley Apples, Pomegranate and large unripened Mangos.

And for something novel:

You can find fresh chestnut mushrooms, cranberries and Sharon fruit.

Alongside our recommendations above, we have a wide range of produce from the following local farmers and growers:

Canara Farm, Falmouth

Red Padron Chillies and varieties of Mixed Squash are currently in season, alongside bunched baby carrots, Curly Green Kale, Flat Leaf Parsley and Pumpkins.

The November to December Winter Crop Plan includes Brussel Sprouts, Pointed Cabbage, Red Cabbage, Calabrese Broccoli, Celery, Celeriac, Leek and Purple Sprouting Broccoli.

A.J Lidstone and Sons, Kingsbridge

Bakers and Marfona (washed) varieties of potatoes

Four Elms Fruit Farm, Sidmouth

Varieties of apple include Bramley, Cox and Royal Gala

Place Barton Farm, Morleigh

Agria potatoes (unwashed)

Frank Clark & Sons, Cullompton

Parsnip box (5kg)

Hawthorn Garden, Crediton

Savoy Cabbage, bunched Beetroot and Leeks

West Trecott Farm, Okehampton

Swede and Turnip

Terawhiti Farm, Kingsbridge

Pointed Cabbage, Calabrese, varieties of Cauliflower, Celeriac, Rainbow Chard, varieties of Kale and Tenderstem Broccoli.

Disclaimer! Shopping local and supporting local farmers and growers does mean that the realities of adverse weather may sometimes interfere with the stock we have available, or how quickly we are able to source it for you.

 

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