If you’ve visited the Market Hall, you may have come across the multi-award-winning, family food business, Hedgerow Hound. This talented foodie family from Dartmoor often supply our Real Ideas cafes with their delicious vegan food, and now, thanks to their weekly pop ups, it’s even easier to get your hands on their indulgent snacks!
Every Friday at the Market Hall and Saturday at Ocean Studios, Hedgerow Hound are offering a click and collect service. You can order via their website and pop in to collect your food. Their menu of delectable dishes change from week to week, meaning there’s always something fresh to try! Visit Hedgerow Hound’s website here to order.
Hedgerow Hound are a family that live in Dartmoor and believe passionately that food can be sustainably sourced (and preferably foraged or home grown) and sensational without the addition of any animal products. They have been serving completely vegan fair across the south west, from Ocean Studios Live, G7 Fringe, and Market Hall’s launch.
Real Ideas have worked with the Hedgerow Hound since its zenith, and wholeheartedly support their incredibly tasty business venture through the Start Something programme, this programme supports businesses by giving them business coaching and support, access to our network and places to work to facilitate creativity and production.
The Hedgerow Hound began business in August 2019 and since have prioritised being sustainable without compromising on taste! The seasons offer a guide to Hedgerow’s menus, but they’re also inspired by foraging, kitchen gardening and world food. Eating seasonally also means all the produce is fresh!
The efforts made by the Hedgerow Hound, to ensure their business is eco-friendly, are fantastic. They pull out all the stops, not only are they committed to composting and recycling but they use packaging sourced from Green Man Packaging Ltd which is all compostable. Hedgerow even builds their own bins and raised garden beds from recycled materials. At Real Ideas we really admire this, we too understand we have this huge responsibility and need to look after our planet.
The food business had to adapt to living with COVID so they took the direction towards takeaways and deliveries, as well as delving into the world of wholesale business! Pre-COVID the Hedgerow Hound were often showcasing their unique vegan food at markets and events across the South Hams.
More than anything, here at Real Ideas, we feel great flying the Hedgerow Hound flag around our buildings. We share a style of community working, where a helping hand is standard practice. Both Real Ideas and Hedgerow Hound have worked with other businesses with similar approaches such as No Whey, Cosmic Kitchen, The Cornwood Inn Action Group Ltd and Nudge Community Builders. Creating a network of organisations that offer support, guidance and reassurance have been key in allowing businesses like the Hedgerow to thrive!