Dartmoor food festival with a difference
An independent group of Dartmoor farmers who practise traditional farming methods have hosted a food festival with a difference.
Instead of teaching people how to cook expensive fillet steak, Meat Dartmoor organised the event to teach people how to cook cheaper cuts of meat.
The group established in 2004 to work together in both selling meat and communicating with the public.
It said it had become concerned about a generation of people who have never been shopping for meat and did not know how to cook.
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Visitors were able to learn simple recipes, about the different cuts of meat and how to cook them.
Sue Martin, who co-ordinated the event, said: "We are all proud of our heritage and despite all the hard work it is a privilege to be farming on Dartmoor.
"Between us we retail beef, lamb, turkeys, pork and bacon selling mainly to the customer, although some village shops and small markets are covered. The stock is reared slowly at the speed nature intends."
She added: "We all feel it is very important that as farmers we are open and honest in talking to the general public."
The free event took place at Postbridge Village Hall on Dartmoor at the weekend.
It included a variety of local stalls selling meats, cheeses and other produce.
Sample dishes were available for people to try, and light refreshments were available.