Category: May

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Seasonal summer food

As we approach the longest day of the year the summer sun finally feels like it has arrived – bringing the growing season in Lancashire into full swing. At this time of year the...

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Fill out our FarmStarter survey…

Are you interested in growing food for a living? Have you ever thought about becoming a sustainable farmer? Are you dreaming of doing something different? If you answered yes to any of these questions,...

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Claver Hill’s upcoming open day

Kathy Barton writes about Claver Hill’s upcoming open day in this week’s sustainable food column.If you are looking for somewhere fun and interesting to visit on the last bank holiday weekend in May, why...

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Quinoa in Lancaster?

Gina Frausin, a Research assistant at Lancaster University, talks about her experience of growing quinoa in Lancaster.  “I have always had a great fascination for plants – especially food plants. This is why I...

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Love your local market

The next two weeks mark the national ‘love your local  market’ campaign – from the 17th – 31st May. The  campaign is coordinated by the National Association of  British Market Authorities and started in...

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Voices Behind Our Food

Last Saturday LESS organised a local food festival at Halton Mill. The event marked the last month of the Faces Behind Our Food photographic exhibition which is now on display at Halton Mill for...

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Local food festival

To celebrate the final phase of the Faces Behind Our Food photographic exhibition, LESS is hosting a Local Food Festival at Halton Mill this Saturday 6th May 2017. The ‘local food festival’ will showcase...

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Lancaster market’s history

Sam from Transition City Lancaster talks about the history of Lancaster’s market.  I guess we have all seen film images of thriving old-time markets, with produce and animals filling  market squares. Lancaster’s market place...