Eat Exmoor

produced in logoAiming to encourage more visitors to Exmoor to enjoy the area’s delicious local produce and the landscape it comes from Eat Exmoor is a comprehensive development & marketing project from Exmoor National Park and Visit Exmoor.

“Over £40m a year is spent by visitors to Greater Exmoor on food and drink. This is part of the Exmoor story: farming sustains the landscape, the landscape sustains tourism and food sustains visitors!
Dan James, Rural Enterprise Manager
Exmoor National Park

The intention is to add value and bring benefits to the numerous food initiatives already in place across Exmoor from iconic products to unique events and experiences and those establishments serving the very best local food and drink.

Reasons to buy locally on Exmoor?Eat Exmoor

  1. Support Rural Communities – Spending locally helps keep rural communities thriving and full of life. For every £1 spent, it’s estimated over 60p is returned to the local area.
  2. Better for Nature – Many of our producers are small scale farmers championing low-impact approaches that work with, not against, nature. You’ll find grass-fed beef and lamb, organic fruit and vegetables, handmade jams and chutneys and deliciously sweet local honey among the among the many delicacies available to try.
  3. Less Food-Miles – The fewer miles our food travels to get to our plate, the smaller the carbon footprint.  That means less packaging too, as it’s not needed to protect and keep food fresh.
  4. Good for your Health – Local food is more likely to be seasonal, making it fresher, tastier and more nutritious.
  5. It’s Unique and Distinctive – Experience a local delicacy within the beautiful surroundings that inspired it.

Whether you're a food producer or hospitality provider this toolkit will help you to champion the best of Exmoor produce and maximise sales, benefiting from your association with local food stories and the produce from our breath-taking landscapes.

Download the local food and drink marketing toolkit (PDF)

We're working with local retailers and hospitality providers to promote a strong 'Buy Local' message supplying them with fliers, posters and other point of sale material featuring an eye-catching 'Produced in Exmoor' logo.

Exmoor’s outstanding landscapes have been formed by the interaction of man with nature over thousands of years. Buying local products is one way of helping to sustain these traditional ways of life and habitats they help create, whilst enjoying the true taste of the moor.

Contact the Rural Enterprise Team on 01398 323665 for further details.

The Rural Enterprise Exmoor Directory contains specific listings for local producers and you can use the search functionality to search via keyword (e.g. eggs, or meat) to source local producers from the area.

If you are a local producer do ensure that you are listed, and if not submit an entry for free using the link within the directory.

Rural Enterprise Exmoor Business Directory

Use the #EatExmoor hashtag in your social media posts such as food and drink related events, experiences, images and opportunities.

Visit Exmoor have an Eat Exmoor section of their website where you can also download a copy of their Eat Exmoor Guide -  a full colour guide to the best food and drink on Exmoor published periodically.  As well as advertisements and listings for restaurants, cafes and food producers, the vibrant guide includes inspirational local food stories and food experiences and will be a great way to gain publicity for your business. If you'd like to advertise in a future edition please contact