Thank you Ticky!
Ticky Nadal is stepping down from her role as Food Partnership Coordinator at the end of March, to focus more on her work at Board Director at Mint Lane CIC. Ticky has done so much for the Food Partnership, especially working with foodbanks and community larders across the county; reducing food waste; championing healthy diets…
A Lincolnshire Breadbasket
I was recently in a meeting about agri food, when an academic said to me – Laura, remember that farmers don’t really have that much to do with food. At first I was taken aback, but there is a sense in which selling a crop into a global commodity market does create a fairly stunning…
Notes from the Tamar Valley
Food Partnership Coordinator, Laura Stratford, made a research trip to the Tamar Valley, an area of the country where the Open Food Network is being used to great effect, to see if Lincolnshire might take a leaf from their book… Accessing Local Food Lincolnshire produces a huge proportion of the nation’s food. But if we,…
How to start a CSA
Lessons & updates from Ropsley Market Garden Ropsley Market Garden is Lincolnshire’s first Community Supported Agriculture project – a membership based market garden, in which the community plays a meaningful part in local food production. We are more than consumers! We blogged about Ropsley Market Garden CSA here last January, and wanted to find out…
Farming with Nature
This is a picture of a cow pat. Specifically, it is a Lincoln Red cow’s dung pat – one of the surprising things that I was giving my attention to during a recent walk in the fields with Isobel Wright, who looks after Wilder Doddington. Wilder Doddington If you have been to Doddington Hall, you…
How to eat more plants
In terms of the health of our bodies and the planet, eating more plants – and a greater diversity of plants – is one of the best choices most of us could make. Whether you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of people taking the Veganuary challenge this year, or just want a delicious meal…
Christmas Gift Guide 2022
20 ideas to get away from Christmas consumer spending and towards health, conviviality and a sustainable food system. Including: planning, planting, reading, sharing, eating, drinking and making merry!
Open Food Network Workshops for Food Enterprises
Following Duncan Catchpole’s well received Local Food Ecosystem workshops last July, we are hosting OFN workshops for Lincolnshire food growers and food producers. Retailers, restaurants and other local food enterprises who would like to find out more about selling local produce using the OFN are also welcome. Bring a laptop, for practical help with using…
A Lincolnshire Seed Saver
A Legacy Imbued in the Seed A short film about beans Tamsin Leakey, a Lincolnshire grower and seed saver, tells the story of the work of her father and the development of the Leakey bean collection, in this beautiful film from the Gaia Foundation.
What Lincolnshire can learn from Bornholm
Bornholm, known as Denmark’s Food Island, has a remarkable and vibrant network of small food producers. I spent a week at a summer school there, thinking about food, innovation and place-making. Here are five leaves I think we could take from their book: AHeritage-Gourmet Partnership A mutually beneficial partnership between the Agricultural Museum and Gourmet…