News and views from north Bristol's urban village

Friday, 21 September 2007

Westbury Goes Local

The new local produce market in Westbury on Trym is a local expression of a national trend. The future, in my humble opinion, is in food that is locally sourced, seasonally produced and directly bought from the grower.

Don't take my word for it. Felicity Lawrence's excellent Not on the Label: What Really Goes into the Food on Your Plate gives a well-written and totally coherent argument against the industrialization of food production.

It's not a rant by a lettuce-lover. It's a book that highlights issues of social and economic justice as well as explaining how the globalization and industrialization of the food industry is literally destroying the planet.

The new market is part of a grass roots realization that for lots of reasons the best food is local food. The first market starts this Saturday (22nd) at the Westbury on Trym C of E Primary School hall and on the fourth Saturday of each month thereafter. Watch this space for a report.

And, by the way, well done to Ocean for backing the initiative financially. For that, I thank you with a link from my humble site.

1 comment:

M Crabbe (SusWot) said...

please note that the local produce market has moved to the Primary Care Centre Car Park

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