"Waiter, Is This Scone Organic?"

Illustration for TIME by IAN EVANS

No place is safe from the postmodern obsession with all things natural and New Age. Not even the medieval English town of Totnes. Nestled in the lush pastures and wheat fields near Dartmoor in southern Devon, Totnes for decades made a quiet living from cream teas, antiques and postcards. But these days, it's a magnet for urban refugees running the kind of bohemian business normally associated with trendy metropolitan neighborhoods.

Twenty years...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!