Rob Hopkins’ Totnes Oat Cakes 

Who doesn't love an oat cake? Perfect with cheese, nicely portable for a pocket snack and now, thanks to Grown in Totnes you can make them from locally grown oats too. Which means that your oat cake has a smaller carbon footprint, and your money is flowing into the local community. That deserves an extra large wedge of cheese to go with it, surely?

Making your own oat cakes is easy and really enjoyable. Grown in Totnes have kindly shared this recipe to help you. You can find oatmeal, oat flour and rolled oats in our online farmers market.


Makes about 20 oat cakes
140g Grown in Totnes oatmeal
140g Grown in Totnes rolled oats
10 twists of black pepper
½ tsp salt
A small handful of sunflower or other seeds (optional)
75ml extra-virgin olive oil


Preheat the oven to 180 ° C /350 ° F/ Gas Mark 4 and dust two baking trays with flour. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Pour the oil into a well in the centre, then pour in enough boiling water to bind it into a firm, not sticky, dough. Work quickly. Don’t worry if you over-water a bit – you can remedy the situation by adding more oatmeal.

Form the dough mixture into a ball and leave it to rest for the time it takes to open a bottle and pour a glass of wine. Roll out the dough on a floured surface (dust with flour, too, if it’s sticky) to about 5mm thick.

Cut out discs with a cookie cutter. Place on the baking trays and bake for 20 minutes, then turn and bake for a further five to 10 minutes. Cool on a rack. Store in an airtight container.

For a finer oat cake you can replace half of the oatmeal with Grow in Totnes oat flour.

Dietary: Dairy free, vegan, wheat free.
Adapted from a Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall recipe, by Rob Hopkins.

‘JUice’ frozen lollies from The Culinary Cauldron

JUice lollies

Now that summer is – supposedly- here, the words 'ice lollies' seem to keep topping our shopping lists. Some of our absolute favourites happen to be produced right here in Totnes by The Culinary Cauldron. Think of a delicious fresh pressed juice; but frozen!

We know that everyone can find their favourite from their tasty range: from Orange, Carrot & Lemon to local, field grown organic wheat grass (an absolute powerhouse of nutrients) with apples, pears and parsley. Or how about the deep flavours of plum, apple, beetroot and vanilla?

And because they're made from 100% organic fruit, vegetable and herb juice they're refreshingly healthy. But shh, don't tell the kids!

Pop in the freezer today so you can be prepared for when the sun does decide to make an appearance. Order by the end of Tuesday for collection from The Food Shed on Friday evening 5pm-7pm.

Enjoy the following:

  • Apple, grape, fennel and lemon

  • Apple, spinach, celery and lime

  • Orange, carrot and lemon

  • Plum, apple, beetroot and vanilla

  • Wheatgrass, apple, pear and parsley

Totnes Food Shed: Connecting Local Consumers with Fantastic Food & Drink Producers In and Around Totnes. At Very Palatable Prices.

Come To Our Launch Party!

We're very excited to announce the launch of Totnes Food Shed on 19th May. To celebrate we're holding a party and we would love you to join us between 5pm and 7pm.

It will be a fun-filled family occasion to celebrate the amazing and affordable local produce in our area. It's free to enter too! Just pop along on the day, or RSVP here.

- Delicious Local Food & Drink

- Tasty free samples

- Meet your producers

- Family craft activities

- Face painting

Why not place your first order for amazing local food and drink (by Tuesday 16th May) and  collect it at the party?

You can find us at: Totnes Food Shed, Daisy Play Centre, Pathfields, Bridgetown, Totnes TQ9 5TZ.