New In Store

Locally sourced produce – The Bay Tree

Our aim this year is to further increase the quality, locally sourced produce we stock in the shop.

The first new company we would like to try is The Bay Tree, based in Ivybridge. Their wide range of products includes Jellies & Savoury Jams, Vegan Mayonnaise, Chutneys, Relishes and Pickles, Dressings, Cheese Board Accompaniments, Slow Cook Sauces, Traditional, Creamy & World Cooking Sauces, Desserts, Curds, Cakes & Cookies.

To help choose the lines we stock in the shop, we would like your support. If you have a few minutes to spare, please take a look at their website www.thebaytree.co.uk and email garydeare@aol.com with any suggestions.

For those who would prefer, we also have a hard copy of their 2021 brochure in the shop.

New in: three local cheeses, meals from the Vegable range, potted plants and peat-free compost

We’ve introduced three new local cheeses to our deli counter this month, including Cornish Camembert from Trevarrian Creamery and a St Endellion Mini Cheese and Dorset Blue Vinny from Hawkridge Dairy.

Staying local, new plant-based Vegable meals are made in Newton Abbot and offer natural, quick to cook and full of goodness frozen meals. The Mango Magic Tangy Mango Sauce Puy Lentil Burger (which comes highly recommended by Gary) and Thai Die For Penang Curry with Creamy Coconut Sauce are now stocked in the shop, with other flavours from the range available to order: 

  • Butter Me Up Butterbean, Sweet Potato & Spinach Stew
  • Hot Dang Red Pepper, Bean & Aubergine Chilli
  • Cheese Louise Bubble & Squeak Bites with Kale
  • It’s All Gravy Mash & Gravy Bites with Rich Gravy Centre

Also, from next week we will have a variety of potted plants available to buy from the shop, including potted narcissi, violas and other spring bedding.

For your Spring gardening needs, we are also stocking a small number of bags of eco compost from Dalefoot Compost. Made from a blend of sheep’s wool and bracken, this Peat-Free Wool Compost is made wholly in the UK. You can read more about the benefits of peat-free compost here.

For more information on any of our new products and to place an order, give us a call on 01803 842148 or email galleonstores1993@gmail.com.

Some new additions to the shop while things feel a bit the same

We can’t control what’s going on in the world right now, but we’d like to think we can offer a little bit of variety in the shop to help us all celebrate the little things. Whether that’s a new flavour of jam on your toast, the first bite of a hot cross bun as we approach Easter or something else…

Below are some of the latest additions in the shop, also available to order.

New varieties of Wessex Mill flour and breakfast cereals, including:

– Bread Flour – Wholemeal Spelt, Strong White, Six Seed, French

– Rolled Porridge Oats

– Wholemeal Rye Flour

In addition to Wessex Mill flour varieties, we are also stocking Freee White Bread Mix.

New lines from Waterhouse Fayre, including:

– Slow Roasted Garlic Chutney

– Gin & Orange, Red Onion or Medium Cut Whisky Marmalade

– Apricot Conserve

– Victoria Plum, Pear & Honey, Whortleberry and Strawberry, Rhubarb & Elderflower Jam

Hot Cross Buns (4pk)

A traditional favourite from Hallett’s the Bakers in the run up to Easter

Fish4Ever Sustainable Canned Fish

Sustainably caught canned fish, including Azores Tuna Steaks and Wild Pacific Red Salmon varieties

Stage One of our top-up service is now up and running

We’re pleased to share we are now offering a number of top-up services in store, including Faith in Nature Shampoo and Conditioner, varieties of Ecover Washing-up Liquid and Fabric Softener, Cleanol Anti-bacterial Liquid Hand Soap, Concentrate Disinfectant and CleanPro Alcohol Hand Gel.

If you have any questions or feedback about the ranges, we’d love to hear from you. Please do get in touch and make this the last washing up bottle you ever buy!

New in: refillable cleaning products

Prior to lockdown and as part of our mission to reduce the use of plastic bottles at Galleon Stores, we had plans to introduce a refilling service for some cleaning products.

You can now find three refillable cleaning products in the shop: Ecover Washing-Up Liquid in Lemon & Aloe Vera and Camomile & Clementine varieties, and Ecover Sensitive Fabric Softener in Apple Blossom and Almond.

The concept is simple – come in and purchase a bottle and once you’re done with it, come back in and refill your bottle.

We want your feedback on the products too, to let us know how they perform and how you find the service. Perhaps you know of other suppliers we could consider? Please let us know!

We’re committed to developing our work to reduce plastic waste in the shop, and the success of our latest refillable products will influence how fast we go in introducing more. We are already looking at laundry liquid from Ecover and shampoo and conditioner from Faith in Nature.

Any questions? Contact us here or phone 01803 842148.

More local fresh produce on our fruit and veg stall

We’re adding to our current range of produce on the Market Stall from within South Devon and the surrounding areas. Latest additions include spring and savoy cabbage, courgettes, cauliflower, small headed broccoli, leeks, kale and fresh beetroot.

We also have English fruit including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, plums, greengages and damsons.

And coming soon – varieties of English apple including Discovery, Russet and Cox, and Victoria plums.

For more information or to reserve any new produce from across our range of fresh fruit and vegetables get in touch via email to garydeare@aol.com or phone 01803 842148.

Goat’s milk to order and new-in Beesands frozen fish

We are now offering goat’s milk to order in 1 litre varieties. For more information and to place an order, give us a call or email garydeare@aol.com.

Frozen fish from local supplier Britannia of Beesands is still a firm staple in our freezers. We recently received a delivery which included local hand-picked crabmeat, plain smoked mackerel, peeled prawns, cod fillet and local diver caught scallops. Available in store and to include with an order for delivery or collection.

Shop local and support our local suppliers (3)

Shopping local to support local suppliers has never been more important under the current circumstances. This week, we’d like to sing the praises of two local suppliers currently stocking the freezer in our shop with their delicious frozen ready meals and pies. Both available to purchase in the shop and to order for delivery.

We’ve been stocking a tasty selection of locally produced quality frozen ready meals from Heat and Eat Exmoor Kitchen for a few years now. Made with locally sourced ingredients, you can Chicken Curry , Beef Lasagne and Cottage Pie amongst our stock alongside vegetarian options including Green Lentil and Vegetable Lasagne and Three Bean & Sweet Potato Casserole.

Clive’s Pies’ tasty organic ‘free from’ veggie pies and ready meals are made with lots of exciting fresh vegetables – not to mention 100% recyclable packaging . Our favourites include the Gluten Free Mushroom & Leek, Aloo Gobi and French Cassoulet Pies.

Give us a call or email garydeare@aol.com for more information.

An update on stock

As many of you will already be aware, we have seen an increased demand across many supplies which has led to difficulties with stock availability. Many producers are also reducing their product lines owing to supply chain issues, which means some general grocery products and varieties are no longer available.

We are working hard with our suppliers to make products available where possible, and below you can find a quick update on availability of products in the shop and for order.

Flour

We are no longer having difficulties supplying bread flour and this is now readily available to buy in store or order for delivery.

Self-raising flour is also coming in slowly and customers can order in advance if they so wish. Plain flour has returned to near normal supplies, as has yeast.

Supplies of speciality flour are still very erratic, so please request in advance and we will do our best to source these for you.

Fresh products

Fresh products are still readily available, especially where we use local suppliers. We have English strawberries, new season Cornish potatoes, asparagus (from just up the road), broad beans, rhubarb and new season New Zealand Cox’s apples plus a large range of exotic fruit.

And, if you’re looking to mix up your mushroom intake, chestnut mushrooms are also now available.

If you have any questions about stock availability, please give us a call on 01803 842148 or contact us here

Now stocking sugar-free preserves from local supplier Waterhouse Fayre

We’re currently stocking a range of jams and chutneys from Waterhouse Fayre, but did you know the team at Waterhouse have recently launched a new sugar-free preserve?

The Devon-based business were recently featured in the Western Morning News, discussing their new ‘FruitiFul’ label. The new range of preserves are ‘made with honey and a sugar substitute’ and feature three fruit jams and one marmalade. 

We’ll be holding a number of tasting days ahead of introducing the line instore, with dates to be announced soon. In the meantime, you can still find a range of traditional Waterhouse Fayre products on our shelves to tempt those taste buds. 

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