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’s Harvest Market

On Sunday 22nd September from 10:00-17:00 Lancaster’s market square will be bustling with local food producers, community food projects, music and local craftspeople, as Lancaster’s Health Festival hosts a Harvest Market in collaboration with...

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Over the past year I have learnt about many fantastic projects that are trying to cultivate food whilst nourishing soils and communities. However Sfruttazero – based in the South of Italy- is one initiative...

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Rachel’s FarmStart journey

Rachel Marshall is one of 21 people participating on this year’s FarmStart organic growers support course. In this week’s column Rachel shares her food journey and what lead to her booking on the course....

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Project Serenity

In this week’s column Andrea introduces us to Project Serenity- a new Lancashire based food project. There’s nothing quite like the taste of your first home-grown tomato of the season. The sun-warmed flesh, juicy...

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Supporting bees

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...

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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...