Tomato week: Week 20 of BigBarn’s food and drink weeks

Tomatoes are the key ingredient to summer. We have them on BBQ’s, salads, cook with them, fry them, how ever you like them and we all know a perfectly ripe tomato can’t be beaten especially if it is ugly! Yes, ignore the perfectly round red ones and go for foreign looking tomatoes. The general rule is; the uglier they are the better.

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The UK desperately needs a Social, Local, Food Map

Political and economic uncertainty post the US, French and UK elections and running up to Brexit mean that our food industry could change dramatically with big price rises and multiple food scares. To combat these global threats we need a UK wide Local Food Map to encourage greater consumption and production of local food.

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Guest Blog: Three Reasons Why We Should Shop Local

Shopping for groceries locally is a simple change that can bring big improvements to your life. It is often healthier, more environmentally friendly and supportive of your community. In today’s article, we’ll be exploring these reasons in more detail, in hopes you can see why it’s not only better for you, but also better for everybody if you buy locally-sourced food.

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