Find information about our roots
Formally known as Farm Fresh Vegetables the business has been frequenting Tiverton Pannier Market for the last 20 years. Mainly offering fresh Fruit and Veg but also providing favourites such as free range eggs and salads.
Where possible we use a range of local suppliers to bring you the best produce in its freshest form, see some of our suppliers below.
Nicola took over the business from the previous owners 3 years ago having previously worked there for 7 years. In that time she has learnt a huge amount about providing the best produce and is now putting this to good use by supplying our customers with not only a friendly face, but also a mountain of knowledge and tips on how to get the best from your purchases.
Recently the business has changed its name and is now known as The Healthy Root, a small play on words but designed to give a more modern twist to a traditional way of shopping.
Nicola and partner Gareth have both grown up in the local area
‘It’s a fantastic part of the world to live in and we both feel very lucky to be able to run our business in the area we grew up in’
Nicola grew up on a local free range egg farm on the outskirts of Stoodleigh, and Gareth grew up just outside the Exmoor town of Dulverton. While you’ll find Nicola at the forefront of business activities, Gareth spends his spare time helping where he can, mainly dealing with paperwork, marketing and putting together our website.
The Healthy Root
Plastic Free Champions
Surfers Against Sewage have awarded us the Plastic Free Approved Status meaning we have met and exceeded their strict criteria for this very important award.
We are committed to doing our bit for the planet and unless absolutely necessary we will supply our produce without plastic.
Fenton Farm Eggs
Based on the Devon & Somerset border, Fenton Farm Eggs is run by Andrew Gabriel and his Family. After acquiring the business from Exe Valley Eggs we decided to move to Fenton Farm Eggs as they are just as good. We also now have the option to provide their rare coloured eggs.
Forest Fungi - Dawlish
A relatively new supplier to us. You’ll find some weird and wonderful mushrooms on the stall, Some you may have never seen before, but certainly will never forget! Come and try them.
Cott Farm - Uplowman
We’ve been using Cott Farm for quite some time now and they consistently provide us with the most amazing salad bags that include edible flowers. These are very popular with our customer’s so be quick or they’ll be gone.
Knightshayes Court - Tiverton
You will certainly have heard of this local National Trust landmark. If you haven’t, click below to find out more. Knightshayes provide us with Organic produce grown in their very own kitchen gardens. But be quick as their seasonal produce runs from late June through to early October.
Charlton Orchards - Taunton
When looking for new suppliers they need to have 2 very important qualities. They need to be friendly and grow fantastic produce, so when looking for an apple supplier we came across Charlton Orchards and the decision was simple. Our customers love what we get from them and it’s not just apples.
Westcountry Farm Produce - Kentisbeare
We heard about Westcountry Farm Produce from one of our customers. We have since started to provide their wonderful asparagus on the stall. Be quick as it’s a popular choice and flies out the door.
Mack Wholesale - Bristol
To be able to provide you with not only the best local produce but also your everyday favourites we use South West based wholesale company Mack. Located in Bristol, they continue our commitment to finding fantastic produce from local and regional suppliers but also source the best from around the world.
What Our customers say
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Come and visit us every Friday and Saturday @ The Pannier Market, Tiverton, Devon