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Mobile Food Shop Rolls Into Bridport

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9:08am 26th October 2013

A new mobile store hoping to distribute local foods all around Dorset will have it's first outing to Bridport today (Saturday the 26th October).

The Real Food Shop's been set up by a local small holders co-operative group, PEPC, who're based on Fivepenny farm in Wootten Fitzpaine. They've received Dorset Community Foundation funding and Big Lottery funding which has been used to turn their box truck in the store, selling fruit, eggs, meat, cheese and more. All the produce will have come from Dorset's farmers, organic supplies and local businesses.

Project co-ordinator Laurie Walters said one of the best things about the mobile store is that those selling the food will know exactly where it's come from, "We'll know everything about everything that's in the shop, that's kind-of why we're calling it 'Real Food'- we know the real stories behind it. Hopefully that'll make the connection that people have with their food stronger."

Laurie added that she hopes people will put more thought into where they buy from, "It's ridiculous for everybody to be buying things from Supermarkets, that came from miles and sometimes nations away when we have beautiful things available locally."

The Real Food Shop will be outside the Bridport Arts Centre today, but they hope to visit many small villages without shops too.

For more information or to request the store comes to your area email the Real Food Shop at: info@pepcrealfood.co.uk

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