Reverse Advent Calendar 2016

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Celebrate the gift of giving by joining in with Cambridge City Foodbank’s Reverse Advent Calendar appeal this Christmas. The Foodbank is hoping to collect 200 hampers, which they will then distribute to local families in need. The scheme starts on the 25th November, giving time to give out the hampers before Christmas.

Pigswill, a welcome return?

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A new study suggests that feeding pigs on our food waste (‘swill’) could spare 1.8 million hectares of global agricultural land, provide a use for the 100 million tonnes of food wasted in the EU each year, and halve ever-increasing feed costs. Unfortunately, persisting safety concerns and consumer attitudes are halting this potential win-win-win situation.

Pop-up Farmers’ Market

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Meet local suppliers and have a fantastic family day out! Taste delicious food sourced from less than 50 miles away, take part in apple pressing, and enjoy music from the Steam-powered Rats! With plenty of activities for children too, this promises to be an enjoyable event.

Local produce: low carbon and high taste – from Simone Castello

final-front-flyerThe resurgence of farmers’ markets and the rise of organic farming have been supported by a growing number of consumers wanting fresh, seasonal produce that is as natural and flavoursome as only local fare can be. The raw food movement is also gaining popularity as more and more of us attempt to hit the 5-a-day target and introduce children to less processed food and snacks.