Things Not to Say at a Farmers’ Market

As farmers and artisan producers, we're pretty easy-going people, but sometimes there are things people say at the market which, as field-to-fork producers, makes us want to tear our hair out. Mostly, we hear these comments from casual and first time visitors, who come to the market with misconceptions about how farmers' markets work. If … Continue reading Things Not to Say at a Farmers’ Market

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Not Just Meat

If you thought Farmers' Markets were just about pork and poultry, you couldn't be more wrong. Yes, we have pork and chicken and they're free-range, raised ethically by the local farmers who sell them, but we have a whole lot more, too.                           … Continue reading Not Just Meat

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