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The TASTE kitchen within the Shropshire Food Centre, www.shropshirefoodcentre.co.uk  hosts a programme of events for foodies, from demonstrations to dinners, all with an emphasis on local food and drink.

Shrewsbury has a great range of local suppliers, and independent shops, why not find the time to try something different for your weekly shop

If you can’t make it to the shops, good food can be delivered to you!   Organic Home Delivery Box Schemes and Mail Order........ try these   www.abelandcole.co.uk   Graig Farm Organics  www.graigfarm.co.uk   or  'Food for Thought'  (TF4 2RH)   01952 630145

Riverford organic deliver all over the country and in Shrewsbury.  www.riverford.co.uk/

The first to establish itself in Shropshire, www.myriad-organics.co.uk  now in a Ludlow shop. Desire customers to defect from the big 5 supermarkets.

Food Ethics Council believes that we can have a better, fairer food system: where it is easy to eat well and global hunger is a distant memory; where farmers and food producers make a decent living, animals are treated humanely, and the environment is respected. www.foodethicscouncil.org 

SHOPPING - LOCAL FOOD SHOPS
1.  Look for the country of origin sticker on fruit and buy British.

2.  Learn to read labels on food and become aware of the different ingredients.

3.  Avoid using products with palm oil as its use as food crop and bio-fuel is destroying the rainforests and peatlands in Indonesia and endangering species such as orang-utans.
 

There are a number of certification schemes that show food is produced to strict organic standards.
1.Soil Association,       2. Demeter  – it is the symbol for biodynamic production – organic and beyond.
3.Organic Farmers & Growers (based in Shrewsbury).

Look out for CSA schemes (Community Supported Agriculture) in which you help with the labour and running costs of growing, and receive your returns in produce.

Foundation for Local Food Initiatives (for info on community food)  www.localfood.org.uk
 

Bread and Loaf

Artisan Bakery in the heart of Shrewsbury.

Open Thurs. Fri. Sat. from 10-00 a.m

7 Castle Gates
01743247257

Shropshire Smokery

Artisan smoked salmon & Produce, totally traditional.

 

 

0843 289 5630