Category: Healthy 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.

  • Learning to love vegetables

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 Christmas Gift ideas towards a sustainable food system

    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 Clubs for Kids

    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.

  • 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 […]

  • Low Fulney Family Allotments

    Low Fulney Family Allotments

    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 […]

  • The Inkpot – a permaculture farm in Lincolnshire

    The Inkpot – a permaculture farm in Lincolnshire

    How does permaculture address the big challenges of our times – from the climate and ecological crises, to the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities? Hannah Thorogood – a permaculture designer and senior UK Permaculture teacher – farms 100 acres (without a tractor). Her land and farming practices embody a mindset of abundance – […]