Members of the Food Group aim to promote healthy eating, home cooking and encourage people to eat what’s in season and local by:
- Growing veg with Edible Abingdon – our new project to grow bee-friendly herbs and vegetables in demonstration beds on Abbey Meadow, outside Old Station House, and in Abbey Gardens.
- Cooking with South Abingdon Children’s Centre’s mother and toddler group: The Hotch Potch Cooks!
- Loaning out our kit of apple crusher, press and pasteuriser, encouraging better use of our local apple crop, including all those windfalls!
- Buying local food at the weekly local produce market outside St Nic’s church, and at quarterly Local Excellence Markets;
What is the outlook for our food supply? At almost every point, it depends on cheap fossil fuels for production, processing and transport.
What can we all do?
Do you use your loaf?
LOAF is a good set of principles for food choices:
We think it makes sense for everyone to:
- eat foods that are in season in the UK whenever possible;
- buy locally produced food;
- try home cooking – switch from prepared meals to fresh foods – see some favourite recipes here;
- reduce waste by making use of leftovers – you can get great recipes from Love Food Hate Waste;
- try growing their own – did you know there’s a gardening club at Peachcroft Farm? (contact email@example.com) And, there are courses available at the Oxford Garden Project.
The group are always looking for more people to get involved. Why not contact us.