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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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.

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Sharpham Vineyard & Cheese Dairy

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