Local Grower Minimises Single-Use Plastics

Photo by Ed Mustafic

follow site If we look to our local food growers, they are doing their best to provide their high quality produce in sustainable packaging, and not use single-use plastic – not always an easy ask as John Davenport explains.

go to link At Flights Orchard Farm and through The Little Marcle Farm Shop, John tries to minimise the use of single-use plastic for his organic produce.

John says “If we don’t need to pack anything, we don’t! At the shop customers choose their organic fruit and vegetables, pay for it, and take it home in their own bags. Continue reading “Local Grower Minimises Single-Use Plastics”

Ledbury ready to celebrate Ledbury Celebration

Ledbury’s annual “town party” – the Ledbury Celebration – takes to Ledbury High Street again on Sunday 8th July.

Over 30 food and drink stalls featuring the very best in local food will fill the street with great offerings to eat there and then or to take home for a later treat. This year we are pleased to welcome a number of winners of Great Taste of Britain awards as well as Old Granary Pierogi, BBC Food and Farming Awards 2018 Street Food Finalists.

Eat and drink while enjoying a menu of entertainment compered by comedy poet Rob Barratt featuring poets Kurly McGeachie (“hip hop Shakespeare”) and Nico Reznick, plus music from the Ludlow Jazz Collective and SassCappella singing group.

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How Can We Reduce Single Use Plastic in Ledbury?

Ledbury may not be on the coast, but it does have fantastic countryside which suffers from plastic waste in our parks, on the hills and country lanes.

We live in a disposable society, but that doesn’t mean that we should continue to use single use plastics that take several hundred to thousands of years to decompose Vs biodegradable bags or corn-starch take away containers that can take between 3 and 6 months decompose. Continue reading “How Can We Reduce Single Use Plastic in Ledbury?”

June Recipe: Strawberry and Almond Crumble

I hope you all like this month’s recipe. I have made it for a number of dinner parties and it has received rave reviews. I have served it with both vanilla ice cream and custard, some folk have had both! You could, of course, use cream!

You can actually do this recipe before June when the somewhat tasteless strawberries come in as it seems to add depth and flavour to them. Continue reading “June Recipe: Strawberry and Almond Crumble”

Build a Bug Hotel on Community Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Saturday 9 June, is Ledbury Community Day – your opportunity to find out about local groups and clubs, and talk to the people involved in them.

Meet Ledbury Food Group at the Master’s House between 10am-2pm. It is the final day of our photography exhibition “A Fruit Farming Year – Nature and Nuture” (the exhibition can be viewed until 4pm). For playful children and adults, Chrissy Bentley from Castle Fruit Farm is running a “Build a Bug Hotel” free drop-in session between 10.30am and 1 pm. Continue reading “Build a Bug Hotel on Community Day Tomorrow”

Accolade for Herefordshire’s Big Apple founder

Congratulations to Jackie Denman, the founder and driving force behind the Herefordshire ‘Big Apple’ festivals, who has been awarded a Gold Medal for a Lifetime Contribution to the Cider Industry by the Royal Bath and West Show.

Jackie, who started the Big Apple in the village of Putley in 1989, received her award from Bath and West Chief Executive, Rupert Cox, in the Orchards and Cider Pavilion on the first day of the Show. Continue reading “Accolade for Herefordshire’s Big Apple founder”