Category: growing food

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Beans, Beans, Good for your Heart

    carrots, rosemary and beans

    But are they really? And should we be eating lots more of them? The short answers to those questions are Yes and Yes, and can I entice you to read further with a promise of an uber easy super nutritional bean recipe at the end? So how are beans good for our bodies and in […]

  • Bread & Roses

    Centrepoint Outreach, CEO holds a box of tinned food. photo by Henry Kenyon

    A photo-essay following local food in Boston, Lincolnshire, presented at the Harvest Supper hosted by the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire at Lincoln Cathedral, October 2021. And a few reflections on it, by Laura Stratford.

  • Willoughby Road Allotment Association

    Allotment holder looks over fence, by an ivy-covered doorway

    The Power of Allotments for Community, Kindness and Learning Allotments are often sites of surprising diversity, community, wellbeing and intergenerational connection. But the people of Willoughby Road Allotment Association have taken this to a whole new level, and show the incredible capacity for allotment spaces to bring diverse communities together, and to propagate kindness! I […]

  • Low Fulney Family Allotments

    family allotment plot

    Family Services Goes Outdoors! “We were working with a group of Young People who were permanently excluded from school, and there was this one girl who told us about her trips with her Grandad to his allotment. They were good memories. So we said to ourselves, could we have an allotment, where more young young […]

  • Growing Food at Lincoln St Faith’s

    The National Food Strategy is the UK’s first comprehensive review of the food system in over 75 years. It was commissioned by the government and lays out concrete proposals for how our food system needs to be reformed to meet health, nature and climate targets. Interestingly, it has a lot to say about schools. Food […]

  • HMP North Sea Camp

    Glasshouses at North Sea Camp

    Farms need people. Fewer EU workers and the Covid-19 pandemic have left a gaping hole in the number of agricultural land workers. HMP North Sea Camp – a men’s open prison on the Lincolnshire coast – provides training and work experience to prisoners, including agricultural, horticultural and other food-related work. This presents a particular opportunity for Lincolnshire employers in the food and farming sector to contribute powerfully to the future of prison leavers as well as increasing the safety of our communities in the future.

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