79% of South Devon Area of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB) is a farmed landscape. It’s characterised by a key number of large farming units with dairying being of particular importance.
However there are a number of artisan producers, who farm a small number of acres and who concentrate on adding value to the raw ingredients. The coast and countryside is rich and varied producing a wide range of speciality food and drink.
With flocks of sheep grazing on the hills, herds of cows on fertile green meadows and fishing boats in harbours, it’s easy to see how local food and this outstanding landscape are intricately linked.