Category: June

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FoodCities National Gathering

Two week’s ago a group of representatives from Lancaster’s FoodFutures partnership attended the national Sustainable Food City (SFC) gathering in Newcastle. I was joined by Rachel Marshall (N8 Agribusiness Knowledge Exchange Fellow from Lancaster...

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A FarmStart update

Ellen Pearce provides a FarmStart update in this week’s column. ‘On the last day of April, twenty would-be organic farmers met for the first time at Claver Hill, a community farm in Lancaster. Their...

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Lancaster’s Midsummer Market returns

Sustainable Food City Lancaster (now known as FoodFutures) is excited to announce 2019’s seasonal market dates. On Friday 21 June (next week) the Midsummer Market will return to Lancaster’s Central Market Square to celebrate...

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Open Farm Sunday

Cockerham Boers writes about their upcoming Open Farm Sunday event in this week’s column. ‘On 9th June hundreds of farms all over the country will open their gates for LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2019. As the...

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Sustainable Food City Lancaster REFRESH

Sustainable Food City Lancaster’s REFRESH event was well attended by a cross-section of people that included city and county Councillors, representatives from our local hospital, community food projects, academics, local farmers and food retailers....

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Market conversations…

Every time LESS holds a seasonal market in Lancaster, I am reminded of the benefits of bringing people together. During last week’s Midsummer Market I had a number of great conversations with local residents...

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Feeding body and soul

In this week’s column Leeds based photographer, Walter Lewis, talks about his project ‘Feeding Body and Soul’. Our current food production system is destroying the very earth on which we depend, and in its...

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Upcoming local food & craft events

Over the next week there are some great local food and craft events. Middlewood Trust near Wray is running a hedgerow basket weaving course this weekend: http://s.coop/26dpt This two-day beginner’s basket making course will...