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buying local produce

No Kidding. I love farms.

local food on a slate boardWhenever I can, I buy local. Whether it’s meat from the farm across the road, the local veg box scheme, cider from up the hill or hiring a local worker. My first choice is supporting our local area. It would be unrealistic to think I can do this for everything, but where I can, I do.

meeting the sheep at Wookey FarmThen again, we have a constant reminder of local produce. We live in a place surrounded by farms. My children have grown up seeing the farming year unfold across the fields. They feel the rhythm of the seasons.

They know when the lambs are born. They know that some will end up on our plates. They understand what silage is and why the tractors were busy over the weekend, getting it in, but you can always learn more.

sheep in fold after shearing

This is why I was very excited to learn about the Open Farm Sunday scheme, which happened last weekend. On Sunday, needless to say. Continue reading

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