Farmers Markets: The Dos and Don’ts

Shopping at a farmers market is an experience. For those who do it regularly, it's a weekly trip out and a chance to chat to friends they can buy food from. However, for those of us whose weekly shop resembles Formula 1 racing with a shopping trolley - grocery list for a map - it … Continue reading Farmers Markets: The Dos and Don’ts

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Toby’s Red Sauce for Pan-Fried Duck Breast

So far, my articles have been short, pithy and brief. (I looked “pithy” up in the Oxford Dictionary. It means “Condensed, terse, or containing much pith”, which presumably means that I have been giving the pith rather than taking it, which is good, as I suspect nobody is actually reading these articles.) I am going … Continue reading Toby’s Red Sauce for Pan-Fried Duck Breast

Clean Energy Won’t Save Us – We Need Clean Soil

The government proposal to ban fossil fuel cars by 2040, has been criticised by many as woefully inadequate, and much too slow. Kevin Anderson, one of Britain’s leading climate scientists, has warned that we’ve already blown our chances of keeping global warming below the “safe” threshold of 1.5 degrees. Greenhouse gas emissions need to be … Continue reading Clean Energy Won’t Save Us – We Need Clean Soil

Taunton Farmers’ Market Wins Gold in 2017

Taste of the West are the largest independent regional food group in the UK. They work to promote and support fantastic local food and drink from the South West, an area covering Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. They champion food and drink producers throughout the West Country, so when we heard that Taunton Farmers' … Continue reading Taunton Farmers’ Market Wins Gold in 2017

Small Scale Farming the Only Way Forward

The UN has commissioned several reports in recent years regarding climate change and the effect agriculture has on it and, as a consequence, world hunger. The reports make interesting reading, especially in regard to how changes in farming practices could have a profound impact on slowing global warming and alleviating poverty and hunger throughout the world.  … Continue reading Small Scale Farming the Only Way Forward