Local Food market
The second Hadlow Local Food Market was held on April 28th in the Old School Hall in Hadlow.
At the event we launched the revised second edition of the ‘Local Food Directory – A guide to local food in and around Hadlow’.
Stalls by local producers offered delicious food to sample and purchase, alongside stalls by the Hadlow Growers Group and the WI. Visitor numbers were slightly reduced compared to last year due to the wet weather, but everyone who came enjoyed the event, which also included a raffle and refreshments.
We are currently compiling the second edition of our Local food directory, covering a radius of about 10 miles around Hadlow. The plan is to launch this at our next Local Food Market on 28 April 2012 at the Old School Hall in Hadlow.
If you want to be involved, get listed, add your input, ideas, artwork etc, then do get in touch by calling 01732 852054 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The ‘Local Food Directory – A guide to local food in and around Hadlow’ has now been published! Look out in local shops for copies of the booklet, or click on food directory-hadlow-w-4-2011 for a look at the electronic version.
Seven principles of sustainable food
7 principles of sustainable food as listed on sustain website:
1) Use local, seasonally available ingredients as standard, to minimise energy used in food production, transport and storage.
2) Specify food from farming systems that minimise harm to the environment, such as certified organic produce.
3) Limit foods of animal origin (meat, dairy products and eggs) served, as livestock farming is one of the most significant contributors to climate change, and promote meals rich in fruit, vegetables, pulses, wholegrains and nuts. Ensure that meat, dairy products and eggs are produced to high environmental and animal welfare standards.
4) Exclude fish species identified as most ‘at risk’ by the Marine Conservation Society, and choose fish only from sustainable sources – such as those accredited by the Marine Stewardship Council.
5) Choose Fairtrade-certified products for foods and drinks imported from poorer countries, to ensure a fair deal for disadvantaged producers.
6) Avoid bottled water and instead serve plain or filtered tap water in reusable jugs or bottles, to minimise transport and packaging waste.
7) Promote health and well-being by cooking with generous portions of vegetables, fruit and starchy staples like wholegrains, cutting down on salt, fats and oils, and cutting out artificial additives.
Waste not Want not
The time has come to change our wasteful ways, says award-winning journalist Richard Johnson.
Love Food Hate Waste
The Love Food Hate Waste campaign aims to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste. The campaign shows that by doing some easy practical everyday things in the home we can all waste less food, which will ultimately benefit our purses and the environment too. Theer’s also practical tips and recipes on freezer foods and using up left overs.
“Love Food, Hate Waste” is brought to you by WRAP, who are also responsible for encouraging recycling and home composting. WRAP is funded by the government and works to encourage and enable businesses and consumers to be more efficient in their use of materials and recycle more things more often. This helps to minimise landfill, reduce carbon emissions and improve our environment.
Top 10 foods we bin
Article based on research into food waste as well as recipes and tips to stop you throwing away the unused – but still perfecly edible – food in your fridge.