When Local Food Britain was asked by Visit Surrey CIC to organise a local food and drink showcase as part of their Taste of Surrey Parliamentary visit, we jumped at the chance and have been overwhelmed with support from our members.
Like many parents, mum-of-two Maggie Haynes was frustrated by the lack of organic veg available locally for mid-week mealtimes, so she began looking for a place to grow her own. But unlike most budding gardeners – she began growing for her community too.
We talk mutton with expert Bob Kennard who has championed quality mutton for over 20 years. His support for independent abattoirs has been honoured with a ‘Best Campaigner Award’ from BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme.
Alice Whitehead visits one of the few remaining hop growing regions in the UK to learn more about a crop that’s steeped in history (as well as beer) and uncover how the industry has changed and innovated.
When we talk about eating local, we are usually referring to using ingredients bought at the shops. However, this is not always the case, for supplies of local food are available at nature’s store, too!
Buying British food is fantastic. You support our farmers and you get to enjoy fresher and more nutritious produce at dinner time. But what about finding alternatives to cooking oils? This article lifts the lid on one of Britain’s greatest store cupboard staples.
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