Posts for Food

Hartland’s first post-lockdown farmers’ market

The weather was relatively kind to the stallholders at the Hartland Farmers’ market yesterday. It was not quite the bustling indoor event Hartland normally enjoys, but it was lovely to see people getting out and moving towards some new kind of normality, and it attracted lots of locals. On their […]

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Crowdfunder for locally grown food production in Bradworthy

  Jenns Farm in Bradworthy has set up a fundraiser to produce locally grown food for our community and educate the younger generation on modern, effective, sustainable farming. See the video below. On their Crowdfunder page, they say: Our aim at Jenns is simple. We are a small market garden […]

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How has Coronavirus affected food from farm to plate?

From University of Exeter: The impact of coronavirus on Britain’s crucial food supply chains will be tracked as part of a new study which will show how the current crisis has affected the journey from farm to plate. Experts will investigate the disruption caused by the pandemic for producers, manufacturers, […]

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You are needed to pick fruit

The UK Government and Prince of Wales have urged students and furloughed workers to apply for seasonal farm work. I am sure they will be leading the way in deeds as well as words. As part of efforts to support British farmers and growers to recruit workers throughout the harvest period, […]

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And here’s some good news for Earth Day …

From university of Exeter: Thousands of trees have been planted in former rainforest land in the Amazon, nourishing the soil and providing impoverished Brazilians with food and increased incomes. The land – in the Amazon’s “arc of deforestation” – is being turned into small scale “silvopastoral” systems, where animals graze […]

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Aldi joins national free school meal voucher scheme

Aldi has confirmed today (Tuesday 21 April) it has signed up to the national voucher scheme, which is one of the ways the Government is supporting children on free school meals during the Covid-19 outbreak. Aldi joins a range of supermarkets including Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Waitrose and M&S where […]

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Thanks to all the lovely supermarket staff out there

Went to do my weekly supermarket shop, this time at Morrisons in Bideford. Ringing the changes helps create a weird kind of variety. All was good. The staff are very organised and now have screens to help protect them (and us). Sanitiser and security folk at the doors to ensure […]

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Deep thanks to shop workers, too

It’s curious times when a shopping trip is worth writing about, but let’s hear it for small food shops and those who work in supermarkets, in the supply chain, indeed anyone who is working to provide us all with food. My shopping trip today was the first since last weekend, […]

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Devon offers free cookery courses to encourage people to cook

From Devon County Council: Devon County Council is running a series of free six-week cookery courses to teach residents to cook a range of basic meals while covering the top tips that help reduce food waste at home. Eight ‘DIY Dinner’ courses will take place in towns across the county […]

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University of Exeter shows Quorn promotes post-exercise muscle building better than some animal proteins

A study from the University of Exeter has found that mycoprotein, the protein-rich food source that is unique to Quorn products, stimulates post-exercise muscle building to a greater extent than milk protein. The study evaluated the digestion of protein, which allows amino acids (the building blocks of protein) to increase […]

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