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Covid 19, Lincoln Food News, Tackling Poverty

Some Covid-19 food responses in Lincoln City

Covid-19 is changing the food landscape. This is a summary of information we have received from some of the organisations in the City that are setting up food responses. This will change day to day - we are working hard to keep this up to date. We will be pleased to act as a conduit for information: do let us know of any initiatives and updates.

Covid 19, Lincoln Food News, Tackling Poverty

Mint Lane Cafe re-opens on 1st July

The Friendship through Food Cafe is open again from 1st July - that’s this coming Wednesday - for surprise, delicious, Mint Lane foodie goodness! Mint Lane Cafe is a bit different to a conventional cafe: it uses retail surplus food to provide nourishing, healthy meals at affordable prices.  The menu changes daily depending on what… Continue reading Mint Lane Cafe re-opens on 1st July

Covid 19, growing food, sustainable food

Welcome to my Lincoln allotment

“Whatever you do, just stick something in the ground!”  This is advice to everyone from my friend and gardening inspiration, Hillary, who gave me a tour of her Lincoln allotment last week. “Don’t worry about making mistakes,” she told me, “that’s what we all do with gardening!”  Think about getting an allotment The abundance of… Continue reading Welcome to my Lincoln allotment

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Should the public sector buy local food?

The Dynamic Food Procurement National Advisory Board (a mouthful in itself!) has the aim to divert a third of all public sector spending on food and drink, to fresh local produce from sustainable local SMEs producers. It seeks to achieve this within three years. It is a Board not without influence: it contains members from… Continue reading Should the public sector buy local food?

Covid 19, News, sustainable food

The Small Food Bakery, Nottingham #FoodTalks

It’s not about them and us; it’s about everyone supporting each other. Let’s stop talking about “supporting local” as if it’s shoppers doing a favour, and be more aware of our shared, co-operative endeavours. Kimberley Bell from the Small Food Bakery contributes to #FoodTalks discussion, hosted by the Food Ethcis Council.

growing food

What to do with spare seedlings

My favourite response came from Matt in Hartsholme, who at the outbreak of Covid-19 set up a polytunnel at his home, with the intention of feeding his family and friends, and growing a surplus that he could share with his community, including salad veg, rainbow and red chard, lettuce, everlasting beet, and a few wild flowers like lupins.