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The Severn Project Crowd Funder

We have been buying top quality produce from the Severn project for nearly 7 years. They can always be relied upon to provide fantastic service with the personal touch as well as really high quality ingredients that help keep The Canteen sustainable and seasonal.


The Severn Project is constantly evolving and developing and they need your help to put down some roots of certainty in Holt (Wiltshire). Moving to the new site would mean that they can expand their range to include vegetables and would be able to grow around 15 tons per year of parsley, coriander, mint, dill, edible flowers and peashoots to keep up with customer demand.

If you are interested in local food production at scale this crowdfunder should interest you. They are an organisation that invite the community to integrate with the whole business of food production from field to plate, helping to stimulate the local economy through both sales and employment.

To back this project follow this link and help make market gardening viable and visible.

Total Produce Open Day

Earlier this week executive chef, Scott Hislop, was up bright and early to visit one of our suppliers on their open day.


Total Produce is a large whole sale service that works with growers and producers from all around Somerset and the UK and provide us with fresh produce as well as dry goods to use in our kitchens.



Brand manager Charlie Hicks, was kind enough to give us a tour around the whole sale market where we got to try some of the delicious ingredients and find out more about how they work closely with some of Britain’s best growers to get the best quality produce to your plate.


As well as all the great suppliers they had chefs, Adrian John Kirikmaa and Romy Gill cooking much needed sausage sandwiches early in the morning and giving cooking demos later in the day.


We even got to see our own dedicated shelves where we found our latest delivery of beautiful English tomatoes ( which Scott was pretty pleased with! )


If you are interested in finding out more about what Total produce do and find out about any more of their events visit their website or follow them on Twitter for their latest news.