FoodFutures Blog

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The Average Cabbage

LESS talks to Becky from The Average Cabbage- a local business that grows vegetable, salad and herb seedlings for Grow-Your-Own enthusiasts.  How did you come to set up the Average Cabbage? “About five years ago a friend and I talked about setting...

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Let’s talk about bananas

In this week’s column Sam, from Transition City Lancaster, talks about bananas.  A strange thing to be writing about in a local food column, but I guess we all eat bananas.  Well, I do,...

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Supporting the humble bee

Apis mellifera, otherwise known as the honey bee, is the only insect that produces food eaten by humans on a commercial scale. It, along with other pollinators, also plays a key role in maintaining...

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Reflecting on the Midsummer Market

Last Friday Lancaster’s market square was full of local food producers, bakers, community projects and other small local businesses – all committed to producing food and wood products in a sustainable and ethical manner....

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Food Loop Game update

Michael Hallam talks about the food loop game in this week’s column. Let’s face it, most of us don’t have a clue what happens to our money once it leaves our  hands, and we...

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Lancaster’s Midsummer Market

On Friday the 17th June from 10:00-17:00, Lancaster’s market square will be bustling with local food producers, woodcraft folk, community food projects and keen sewers, as LESS hosts Lancaster’s first Midsummer Market.   The...

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Lancaster market’s history

Sam from Transition City Lancaster talks about the history of Lancaster’s market.  I guess we have all seen film images of thriving old-time markets, with produce and animals filling  market squares. Lancaster’s market place...