eat local, grow local
The New Forest Producers have now set up a website, with links to all the different producers, which markets they attend, and a diary page of where all the markets will be held. The website is being updated all the time, with new producers, dates etc, but you can get a good idea of whats going on etc. The address is www.newforestfarmersmarkets.co.uk
Went to Milford for food market on Sunday. It was very enjoyable with such a friendly atmosphere. We ate Paella on the village green- in the lovely spring sunshine it was just like Spain.
Met up with the New Forest Food Challenge and sampled some of the New Forest Honey which had an amazing flavour.
I love the idea of the sharing of ideas, crops and seeds in a community.
At home I have apple trees, a mature grape vine, raspberries,…Continue
Added by Kathryn Boniface on April 18, 2011 at 21:11 — No Comments
Several people at the MoS event asked me for the recipes of what I cooked up. I've added them in the 'Seasonal Recipe' group. Click here to read.....and enjoy!
Thanks to everyone who came along and to David Long for organising everything
Added by Richard on April 16, 2011 at 17:09 — No Comments
One of the things I want to do on the Food Challenge stand at the New Forest Show is a demonstration of low energy cooking. So I've been experimenting with using a hay box.
I have an old recipe book that refers to this very economical way of preparing deliciously slow cooked food. Having 'googled' it I know know a lot more. And it's very simple!
All you need is a box with a…Continue
Added by Richard on April 15, 2011 at 11:06 — No Comments
The Food Challenge is taking the lead in the 'Eat and Grow Local' area of the Brand New Forest stand at this year's New Forest Show (26, 27 & 28 July). The display will be based around a garden complete with plants, trees, sheds and some chickens.....
I'd like to construct a varied programme of activities to attract people and involve them in lots of different aspects of local and sustainable food. Ideas so far include hay box cooking, juicing demos, film screenings, making bag…Continue
Added by Richard on April 6, 2011 at 9:12 — No Comments
Italian seed company Pomodora Gulliblare have developed an interesting new range of tomatoes that are flavoured with herbs. The range includes flavours such as Oregano (ideal for pizza bases) and Basil (ready for use in tomato salads).