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London's Urban Food Fortnight is biggest to date

During September London celebrated its urban food scene with 165 events, highlighting the best of its local larder. 

The fortnight, run by London Food Link and now in its fourth year, highlighted the fantastic amount of food being grown, produced and cooked in the Capital with events ranging from garden open days to special menus at top restaurants.  

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"For many of the producers and restuarants involved this is just the start of the collaboration and the team at London Food Link are looking forward to helping get more amazing urban produce onto our plates and shelves throughout the year" explained Clare Gilbert from London Food Link.  

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Highlights included:

  • Hackney Herbal brilliant workshops and magical ‘Evening of Herbs’ in the greenhouse at Hackney City Farm, learning how to make herbal teas, using herbs grown across Hackney. And don't forget their Growing Enterprise Urban Food Award!
  • Londoners got a chance to be transported to the Crawfish State with sweet country music, crawfish racing and of course plenty of London-sourced crayfish at Crayfish Bob’s ‘Louisiana Crawfish Boil’. 
  • Once again, Mews of Mayfair treated us to a delicious Urban Food Fortnight menu for the duration of the fortnight, sourced as locally as possible. And new comers this year Cafe Spice Namaste teamed up with Sutton Community Farm and Spitalfields City Farm to bring us amazing bhajis and veggie delights.
  • 50 gardens opened their gates welcoming thousands of visitors in this year’s ‘Edible Gardens Open Day’ including 500 to the bumber harvest festival at The Regents Park.
  • We rounded up the fortnight at Ollie Rowe’s ‘Local to London Feast’ in collaboration with the London Kitchen Project with a spread of London produce from Cultivate London and OrganicLea, plus Amersham pork belly!

These were just a few of the events which took place during Urban Food Fortnight 2015. Full listings can be found on the map.

Watch this space for news of London’s producers and further London Food Link activities and sign up for the Electric Eel or becoming a supporter to hear the happenings first.

Published 7 Oct 2015

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