Category: growing food

  • Fringe Farming

    Fringe Farming

    For fruit and vegetable crops – I’m talking the 7-a-day stuff that most of us need way more of in our diets – it’s a completely different story.  Just a few acres, with polytunnels or glasshouses require constant tending, and can employ numerous people doing skilled, interesting, rewarding, socially useful jobs.  Fruit and vegetables don’t necessarily need much processing before they reach our plates. We want to eat them fresh – the fresher the better!  It would make sense, then, that the most labour intensive, perishable, unprocessed foods are grown in close proximity to urban areas.

  • Food for the Planet

    Food for the Planet

    Food for the Planet is a framework to help local authorities and food businesses & organisations take simple actions to tackle the climate and nature emergency through food. If you’re a local food business committed to putting better food on the tables of Lincolnshire, consider making a #FoodforthePlanet pledge! Food for the Planet in Lincolnshire […]

  • Whose Bread is This?

    Whose Bread is This?

    What is grain diversity? Why does it matter? What can we do? Lincolnshire is a big grain producer. As we face unpredictable changes in weather due to global warming, diversity and resilience is increasingly important.

  • Not a Sausage

    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

    A food vision for Lincolnshire

    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

    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

    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

    Beans, Beans, Good for your Heart

    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

    Bread & Roses

    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

    Willoughby Road Allotment Association

    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 […]