Author: Laura Stratford

  • School Food

    Infant and Junior school meal providers, whether in house or external caterers have been supported over the last decade by a variety of effective schemes helping them to deliver healthier and more nutritious lunchtime meals. So now what about our secondary schools? Time for lunch From Year 7 onwards we see a drastic change in […]

  • Learning from Mrs Smith

    A project exploring our sustainable past for a sustainable future, at Mrs Smith’s Cottage. Be More… Seasonal. Sustainable. Hilda. During this time of climate crisis more people are looking to the past to learn new skills and rediscover traditional knowledge that will be able to help us live a more sustainable and environmentally friendly daily life.  […]

  • Learning to love vegetables

    What’s the difference between snot and broccoli?  You can’t get the kids to eat the broccoli! We’re all trying to get the kids to eat more veg, right? “You can’t go play till you’ve finished your carrots. Just try a tiny bit. There’s pudding when you’ve finished your first course.” Coaxing, rewards, punishments… We can […]

  • Not a Sausage

    “What’s local food like in Lincolnshire?” she asked me. “You have sausages, don’t you?” I talk about food culture enough to know that the question of whether Lincolnshire food is more than a sausage is hardly an original one. This offhand enquiry causes me to feel furiously insulted every time! Lincolnshire – the breadbasket of […]

  • Friendship Through Food

    With the invention of the modern day restaurant, communal dining had somewhat died out with the exception of celebration days and religious festivals.  Even through the peaks and troughs of the last 2 years, venues are opening across Lincolnshire offering a new way of socialising that stem from ancient traditions; from ‘Ordinaries’ of the 17th […]

  • A food vision for Lincolnshire

    Louth St James Spire viewed from across the wolds

    Winter is a time for thinking, dreaming, imagining… What might a more sustainable and just food system be like in Lincolnshire? The food nirvana that we dream of includes a local food culture where nourishing, diverse and delicious food is easily accessible for everyone – without need for foodbanks; where work in farming and food […]

  • Ropsley Market Garden CSA

    Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between farmers and their local community, in which the responsibilities, risks and rewards of farming are shared.  communitysupportedagriculture.org.uk Ropsley Market Garden is Lincolnshire’s first CSA – the first of many: the English CSA moment is now here: people increasingly recognise the need for sustainable, resilient, healthy, local food, […]

  • New Year Reflections

    Despite the ongoing disruption and ravages of the pandemic, there are things to celebrate from 2021. We look back at a few highlights of 2021. New Community Grocery in Lincoln Food poverty is poverty. Foodbanks cannot solve that. Alongside the numerous organisations in Lincoln working to make sure everyone has access to food, we want […]

  • 10 Christmas Gift ideas towards a sustainable food system

    10 ideas to get away from Christmas consumer spending and towards health, conviviality and a sustainable food system. Including: laughter, cooking, planning, planting, reading, joining, eating, drinking – and being merry!

  • Holiday Clubs for Kids

    Holiday fun in Lincolnshire

    Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) kids clubs are free of charge for children aged 5-16 eligible for free school meals, and include sports and other fun activities, and food is provided.

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