Totnes Pound


Overview

A local economy is like a leaky bucket – wealth comes in and as soon as it is spent at a shop or business that has more connections outside Totnes than inside Totnes, that money disappears. That’s the nature of sterling.

However, local money doesn’t leak through the holes – it bounces around inside the local economy and keeps money in local pockets.

Local money helps us think about our local economy, enquiring where our money goes once we spend it and finding ways to keep it from leaking out.

If we use our money for production and consumption closer to home, we’re going to pay more attention to how those products are made, and the waste streams that result from them. It’s similar logic to the premise that the Bhopal disaster in India would not have happened if the battery factory had been in the back garden of the Chief Exec of Union Carbide.



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Town Market

The independent shops and markets in Totnes are pivotal to the town and have a reputation as some of the best and most unusual in Devon. The general market takes place on Friday and Saturday throughout the year and is held on the Civic Square, just off High Street in the centre of the town. Here you can buy anything from vintage boxes to fresh fi sh from a fishmonger. A collectables and flea market also takes place in the Civic Hall, above the Square, on Fridays. The early bird bags the best market bargains! Seed, food and clothes ‘swap’ events can also take place. One of the best places to try the delicious delights of what Totnes and the surrounding area has to offer is at the Totnes Good Food Sunday Market. Held on the 3rd Sunday of each month throughout the year, this award winning market has a reputation for offering a wide range of quality produce from dozens of local producers. Whether you’re looking for a tasty souvenir to take home or a unique gift, there’s plenty to keep your taste buds happy. There is no better place to talk food, taste food and buy food! totnesgoodfood.co.uk.

Totnes Book Shop

The Totnes Bookshop is an independent bookstore in the centre of the beautiful, historic town of Totnes. They stock an extensive range of books for both adults and children and you will find books suitable for everyone. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you with all your enquiries. Mondays to Saturdays, 9.30am to 5.30pm and Sundays & Bank Holidays, 10am to 4pm

Jano A Taste of Sunshine

Jano is an Italian family run delicatessen, online shop, restaurant and private catering business with a real love for genuine cuisine and high quality artisan products.
In fact it's all about the products that we carefully select and import directly from Italy. The very best cheeses and cured meats, extra virgin olive oil that we produce on our farm, wines, preserves and biscotti. Our pasta is made fresh daily with a choice of sauces to choose from.
All products from our deli can be bought individually, our wines by the bottle and we also offer a range of tagliere (cuts from the chopping board) and prepared dishes to take home.
Why not try our successful A Taste fo Sunshine Picnic Bags with a variety of menus to choose from for the Ultimate Mediterranean Picnic to enjoy in the location of your choice.