Around Town This Christmas
Here's our round up of the best good (Christmas) food events in this special edition of Around Town.
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Roots to Work: The Better Food Trader
Kerry Rankine has worked at the Hackney-based social enterprise Growing Communities for over 17 years and is currently the Dagenham Farm and Farmers’ Market co-ordinator. This involves overseeing the long-established Growing Communities’ Farmers Market as well as their Dagenham Farm, which was set up six years ago and produces four tonnes of food annually sold through their box scheme and to residents and restaurants.
The Eel goes to...Oxford
With a long history of discussion around the politics of food from the Food Climate Research Network at the University, the annual Food Symposium and, of course, the Oxford Farming Conference and its rebellious sister down the road, the Oxford Real Farming Conference, it’s no wonder the city’s food scene has some pretty exciting, sustainable features, says Fran Bernhardt.
Urban Food Fortnight: the final fling
The end of Urban Food Fortnight is nigh but whether you like to grow, make, save, cook or just enjoy great food and beverages there are still some outstanding events left that you won't want to miss.
Lessons from the field: supporting our Urban Food Heroes
Urban Food Fortnight was set up in 2012 by London Food Link to celebrate our city's local larder, an connect the great people behind our good food scene. Here Georgie Styles talks to Nat Mady, Founder of Hackney Herbal, to find out just how Urban Food Fortnight helps inspire and support her good food business.
Farmers: Bradfields Farm Dairy
Only 10 miles from the M25, this is one of the few small farm dairies left around London, and one of the last remaining in Essex. Rebecca Tyers from London Farmers’ Markets catches up with the family.