Essential Christmas Promotions 2018

Christmas Promotions 2018 Every Product, Every Day providing you with all the kitchen essentials.   A great range of chilled and dried foods from foodservice brands at competitive prices. www.westcountry.co.uk   |   sales@westcountry.co.uk Falmouth: 01326 372 304    |    St Austell: 01726 817 666    |   Newton Abbot: 01626 830 881      ...

Meet the Producer 2019

Join Us   Plough to Plate are delighted to invite you to our 3rd Bi-annual ‘Meet the Producer’ event.     Talk to over 40 fabulous local producers and taste your way through a wide range of produce from bread and charcuterie to chocolate and wine with the obligatory pasty and cake in the middle.   Meet the team behind Plough to Plate and the Super Stars who make it all possible. Save £50   Customers placing an order over the value of £200 at either event will receive a £50 credit on their next order over £200   Join us in Cornwall                    Join us in Devon   Pavilion Centre – Cornwall Tuesday 12th February 2019   Royal Cornwall Showground, Pavilion Centre, Wadebridge, PL27 7JE.    10.00am – 4.00pm                                                                        Flybe Training Academy – Devon Wednesday 13th February 2019   Exeter Airport, Flybe Training Academy, EX5 2LJ.    10.00am – 4.00pm                                                                        We look forward to seeing you there.       www.westcountry.co.uk   |   sales@westcountry.co.uk Falmouth: 01326 372 304    |    St Austell: 01726 817 666    |   Newton Abbot: 01626 830 881      ...
Potato Category Update

Potato Category Update

The effects of this year’s unprecedented growing season have been well documented. The lack of quality graded potato available for current demand and future storage is now being realised. We forecast shortages and price pressure continuing right through to next summer.   Graded Chipping Potatoes – are a lot smaller in size with a lack of water available to help growing conditions earlier in the year. Salad Mid Potatoes – harvest quality has been affected by the extreme conditions.   It will be a tough period coming up for availability, price and quality, we will keep you updated as we hear or see things but please be aware.     Latest News Links – Potatoes – Quality & Processing Concerns Potato Harvest – Down 25% Food Price Inflation – Record Breaking Food Prices ‘to rise 5%’ UK Carrot Crisis Fears of Food Supply Crisis Farmers Union – Emergency Weather Conference Hot Weather & Fruit Price Hike Heatwave & Drought – Farmers in crisis         ...
Tregothnan – Britain’s first home grown tea

Tregothnan – Britain’s first home grown tea

  Tregothnan is Europe’s largest commercial producer of world class tea offering a wonderful selection of estate teas and herbal infusions in a variety of servings to suit all. Join us as we explore Tregothnan and their fantastic range available from Plough to Plate.   Tregothnan History Tregothnan is home to the Boscawen family with a rich history dating back to 1334. The Boscawen family are the largest land owners in Cornwall with 25 thousand acres. Lord Falmouth passed over the estate to his son Evelyn Boscawen 20 years ago after the passing of his wife. He decided the garden needed some energy and vision to move forward and the honourable Evelyn Boscawen brought Tregothnan to where they are today. Jonathon Jones, now managing director, joined Tregothnan in 1996 as head gardener and spent time travelling to tea plantations around the world. One of those plantations resides in the Himalayas, the world’s tallest mountain range and an important tea growing region. On his return Jonathon realised that the estate could sustain Magnolias and Rhododendron, native to the Himalayas, so why shouldn’t they be able to grow tea. It was at this moment that tea at Tregothnan was first established and in 2005 Britain’s first home-grown tea became available.   Botanical Gardens The Botanical gardens at Tregothnan are an official safe site for the keeping of rare or endangered trees and plants from all over the world. Some examples include Magnolia Rostrata, Rhododendron, a variety of Camellias and a Wollemi Pine Tree. The Wollemi Pine Tree at Tregothnan is a cutting from the original in the Blue Mountains national park in...
Cornwall vs Climate

Cornwall vs Climate

Cornwall is well known for its variety of beautiful beaches and rich history; just a few features that make Cornwall a popular holiday destination and also why many consider Cornwall to be one of the best places in the UK to live. Compared to the majority of the UK, Cornwall has the sunniest climate, the south west coast in particular has the only sub-tropical climate and Cornwall experiences some of the longest hours of sunlight. These factors including the warm ocean currents ensure that the events of snow and frost are a rarity, even during the winter months. But what happens in Cornwall when the climate starts to change? Changes in the climate have implications for all elements of life. Wetter, stormier winters and hotter drier summers will not only impact the environment but also society and the economy; direct impact on water resources, infrastructure, health, tourism and agriculture to name a few. Crops benefit from the coast due to the warm air created by the sea. The conditions help minimize the risk of frost damage and aid growth for crops all year round. With over 400 miles of coastline Cornwall is considered a perfect growing location because of the optimum weather patterns the county has to offer. For a county or country, as some consider Cornwall to be, the economy is heavily dependent on agriculture and tourism. Heavy snowfall, freezing temperatures and strong winds left the entire county covered and farmers and suppliers were faced with a major challenge. Cauliflower is no doubt a favourite amongst fruit and veg with over half a million harvested each week however...