Category: June

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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...

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The tastes of midsummer

As we approach the longest day of the year, the growing season in Lancashire comes into full swing with a variety of crops starting to become available. From now on it becomes super easy...

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Celebrate the Midsummer with local food

 Next Friday 16th June from 10:00-17:00 Lancaster’s market square  will be bustling with local food producers, community food projects,  music and local craftspeople, as LESS hosts Lancaster’s Midsummer  Market. The market is sponsored by...

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Mansergh Hall

Mansergh Hall, featured in the Faces Behind Our Food exhibition, used to sell organic certified meat. But several years ago they stopped. We asked them why when interviewing Amanda at Mansergh Hall for the...

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Supporting the humble bee

Apis mellifera, otherwise known as the honey bee, is the only insect that produces food eaten by humans on a commercial scale. It, along with other pollinators, also plays a key role in maintaining...