We have been working with some of our producers and neighbouring Open Food Network powered food hubs to work a weekly wholesale round between Exeter, Totnes and Callington.
The wholesale round, which is currently being piloted, has reduced delivery times and extra journeys for producers such as Forest Fungi, Sole of Discretion, Polmarkyn Dairy and Shillingford Organics. It has also enabled producers from further afield in Devon to supply Tamar Valley Food Hubs such as Bulstone Springs and Crock and Cole.
Using the Open Food Network software to manage availability and stock has helped to create an easy transition into cross-trading with other hubs including newly established Good Food Exeter and In My Back Yard in Branscombe. The wholesale hub is also not-for-profit with the hope that we can help grow local food businesses and broker new relationships within Devon and Cornwall.