Category: Local Food Column

Written by local food local food businesses, growers, community groups and food lovers. Anyone can contribute a column and we always welcome comments on past columns. So…have a browse of our local food column archive :)

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Lancaster Seed Library

Dennis Touliatos, coordinator of Lancaster Seed Library, provides us with a short project update in this week’s column. In June I gave a talk on seed saving at Lancaster University’s Ecohub to a bunch...

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Recipes to success

A couple of months ago a local 14 year old – Blythe- contacted me asking about local sustainability projects she could get involved in. She is now regularly attending Claver Hill’s work days and...

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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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2019 Spring Prize winners

A week ago I helped organize the Lush Spring Prize final skill sharing event and awards ceremony, during which I met this year’s winning projects. The first half of 2019’s Spring Prize event took...

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A Lancaster gleaning network?

In this week’s column Martin Paley discusses opportunities for a local gleaning network. One third of all food is wasted globally, with waste found at every stage of the food supply chain – from...

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Including food in city climate strategies

After co-running a session on ‘tackling climate change through food’ at Lancaster’s recent Climate Emergency summit, I started seeking case studies on how cities can successfully integrate food into climate strategies. In doing so...

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Urban foraging

  Julia Russel, a qualified local herbalist, writes about foraging. What better way of enjoying the verdant growth of spring than a spot of foraging? It offers a chance to get outdoors, immerse yourself...