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Welcome to our blog, where we hope you'll find plenty of food for thought!

  • Organic gardening: making compost at home

    We all produce food waste in one form or another so why not transform it into something you can use to benefit your garden? Expert organic kitchen gardener, Will Livingstone, shows us how to get making compost at home.

  • Savour the season: 5 spring eats

    As winter crops start to disappear and we enter longer and warmer days, the world of spring eating comes alive. Yet we also enter the hungry gap, the UK’s dip in growing organic fruit and vegetables, but there are lots of homegrown talents still for the taking.

  • The new generation getting into organic farming

    Early mornings. Long hours. All types of weather. Sound like a tough job description? Organic farming is hard work - but it also comes with some fantastic benefits, from plenty of fresh air and exercise to a great “office” - one so close to nature that you might literally bump into some wildlife.

  • Organic gardening: keeping pests at bay

    Having a thriving organic garden is as much about the wildlife as it is about the plants. Don’t let pests get you down, just remember that all creatures have a place in organic gardening, so while they might sometimes be a nuisance, all organisms play a vital part in the overall health of the environment.

  • Why choose organic baby food

    We all want to give our little ones the best start in life and, for many parents, serving up organic food is an important part of that journey. Soon-to-be first-time mum Kate Arnell looks at why organic is a great choice for children and talks to parents about why they made the switch.

  • Get involved with Fairtrade Fortnight

    It’s Fairtrade Fortnight, 25 February to 10 March 2019, the annual celebration of farmers in developing countries who grow the food we eat. The event promotes a living wage for workers in some of the poorest countries around the world, better working conditions and local sustainability. Anna Pierides, Coffee Supply Chain Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, looks at coffee farming as an example of how organic and Fairtrade are closely aligned.

  • Get stuck in to Real Bread Week

    It’s Real Bread Week, 23 February to 3 March 2019, the annual global celebration of buying additive-free loaves from local bakeries and baking your own at home. Real Bread coordinator Chris Young shows how choosing organic supports the campaign.

  • Organic food - a question of taste and nutrition

    There are many reasons to love organic food. It’s a way of farming that works with nature, using real ingredients, with animals free to forage and graze on land that’s home to more wildlife. A little-known fact though, is that organic food is also nutritionally different. We look at how organic food has more of the good stuff and talk to two top chefs about the all-important question of taste.

  • Thomasina Miers: organic is a no brainer for me

    We spoke to chef and writer Thomasina Miers about her approach to organic both as a busy working mother of three young daughters and when sourcing ingredients for her business.

  • The beginner’s guide to organic growing

    You don’t need to be an expert farmer, or even a green-fingered gardener to grow some delicious organic produce at home. You don’t even need a garden! Expert organic kitchen gardener, Will Livingstone, shows us how to get started.

  • Understanding meat labels

    Next time you dash around your local supermarket aisles or pop in to your high street butcher to collect a joint for Sunday lunch, don’t forget to check the label or ask how the meat was reared.

  • 9 ways to reduce your food waste

    If someone gave you £700 to spend on food you’d be pretty chuffed, wouldn’t you? You could take care of the grocery bills for weeks! But, amazingly, this is exactly how much food the average UK family throws away each year.

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