Food, Drink and Agriculture
Food & Drink
Devon County Council is passionate about making Devon England’s greenest county. Supporting Devon’s food and drink sector is key to this, because buying local food:
- Protects the environment (by reducing the distance your food travels)
- Strengthens Devon’s economy
- Protects Devon’s landscapes
- Supports rural communities and
- Sustains Devon’s exceptional and unique products
Agriculture is still a dominant sector in Devon, with a workforce of approximately 25,000 and in the region of 35,000 registered farm holdings of which 21,000 are what we would call active. A sustainable and viable agricultural sector is essential for the preservation of the landscape, as well as rural communities and associated services.
Duties for the Farming Standards Team within Devon County Council’s Trading Standards Service include·providing advice and assistance to Devon Farming Industry in relation to animal health, welfare, disease control and feed & food hygiene at primary production.
Food and Drink Devon - 'Love the Flavour'
Food & Drink Devon – 'Love the Flavour' represents a membership of like minded businesses, dedicated to providing good quality local food & drink. The association is committed to continuously achieving its mission - 'To make Love the Flavour a nationally recognised brand for outstanding sustainable food and drink.'
Devon County Council