TAVISTOCK has been chosen as one of the venues for the launch of a new Devon Farmers' Market Cookbook.

The book, featuring recipes supplied by the producers themselves and passed down from generation to generation, goes on sale at the next farmers' market taking place in Bedford Square this Saturday.

The book contains around 100 traditional dishes designed to make the most of the range of fresh produce available at farmers' markets across Devon.

More than 40 regular stallholders were persuaded to pass on their deepest kitchen secrets by Bishopsteignton-based fruit and vegetable grower Lori Reich.

Mrs Reich said: 'I collected the recipes here, direct from my fellow farmers at the various and vibrant farmers' markets throughout Devon, to give everyone the chance to take our advice home with them.'

Contributor Richard Vines of Dartmoor Wild Beef, said: 'It's fantastic to think traditional recipes and methods are being kept alive in this way.

'Many of the recipes submitted are favourites which have been handed down through the generations.'

The book, which has been endorsed by local celebrity chefs Tina Bricknell-Webb and Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall, costs £2 and goes on sale this Saturday.

And to mark the book's launch, Tavistock Farmers' Market Association are offering the chance to win a meal for two at the Dartmoor Inn at Lydford.

Anyone purchasing a copy of the book will receive a draw ticket for the dinner and there are another twenty runners-up prizes of a free copy of the new book, which makes a perfect gift for a friend.

The competition winners will be drawn at the first birthday of the Tavistock market, due to be held on Saturday, August 24. The lucky winner will be chosen by the Mayors of West Devon and Tavistock, councillors Richard Phillips and Ken Sanders.