Devon Food Heroes. The latest book from Peter Gorton features Langage Farm and the quality products it can offer.
The importance of locally produced food extends far beyond the quality of the produce we like to eat and drink. While there’s no denying the attraction of cheap food, we are becoming increasingly aware of the damage to the environment that comes with industrial agricultural methods and… the over-use of fertilisers and pesticides.Flying in produce thousands of miles to stock our supermarket shelves may provide inexpensive out-of-season fruit and vegetables, but what about the real cost of this in terms of the effect it has on our fragile world?In Devon Food Heroes the authors, a world-class chef and one of our most highly regarded photographers, set out to introduce the reader to some of the county’s best producers who are committed to providing food of the highest quality using environmentally sound methods of production. While many of these look back to traditional practices in growing food, they are also embracing new technology and up-to-the-minute science in ensuring their product is healthy both to those who eat it and to the world in which we all live.