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A Safety Guide for Selling at Farmers’ Markets

A Safety Guide for Selling at Farmers’ Markets

  Farmers’ markets present a great opportunity for fledgling businesses to check out the likely interest in a product while exposing it to a wide range of customers who prefer to buy (usually) locally sourced items from the actual producer – a great way of ensuring the provenance of foods in a market where shelves […]

By February 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
The UK Government’s Vision for a Greener Future

The UK Government’s Vision for a Greener Future

After a long delay the government has finally launched its 25 Year Environment Plan. It was launched in a major speech by Prime Minister, Theresa May, and pledged to eliminate avoidable waste, introduce new safeguards for wildlife, and connect more children with nature. A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment – […]

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone Update

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone Update

From the 18th of January 2018, following the discoveries of wild birds in both Dorset and Warwickshire infected with the H5N6 strain of avian influenza, a prevention zone has applied to everyone who keeps poultry or captive birds in England, and from the 25th of January 2018 a similar prevention zone has been in place […]

The Smallholder Scotland Conference 2018

The Smallholder Scotland Conference 2018

The first Smallholding Scotland Conference will take place on the 16th of February at Pitcairngreen Hall in Perth. An essential event for anyone with an interest in smallholding and small-scale farming, the conference is aimed primarily at those with already established small holdings, and those who aspire to enter the world of small-scale horticulture and […]

Ten Food and Farming Risks with a Transatlantic Deal

Ten Food and Farming Risks with a Transatlantic Deal

THE SOIL ASSOCIATION has produced its own assessment of the different risks a trade deal with the US might bring about to coincide with the second reading of the Trade Bill in the House of Commons. The 10 are Chlorine-washed chicken (banned in the EU) Hormone-treated beef (banned in the EU) Ractopamine, which boosts an […]

The Great ‘Meat: a Thing of the Past by 2100?’ Debate

The Great ‘Meat: a Thing of the Past by 2100?’ Debate

“THIS HOUSE BELIEVES Eating Meat Will Be a Thing of the Past by 2100” was a topic debated at this year’s Oxford Farming Conference. The UK is undeniably a successful producer of world-class meat, but veganism – which also does not permit the consumption of milk and eggs – is up by 360% in the […]

59,000 Ex-commercial Hens Will Enjoy a Free-range Christmas in 2017

59,000 Ex-commercial Hens Will Enjoy a Free-range Christmas in 2017

Christmas is the perfect time of year to get together with friends, family and pets to reflect on the past 12 months, and this Christmas households up and down the country won’t just be snuggling up with furry cats and dogs – they’ll also be treating the feathered friends they’ve saved from slaughter and re-homed […]

By December 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Asian Hornet Found in Woolacombe

Asian Hornet Found in Woolacombe

A recent sighting of an Asian hornet in Woolacombe, Devon, has been confirmed by the National Bee Unit ‒the first sighting since a nest was discovered and successfully destroyed in Gloucestershire last year. Efforts to identify and destroy any nests are already underway involving a surveillance zone in North Devon; a local control centre in […]

Royal Approval for British Hen Welfare Trust Rescue Hens

Royal Approval for British Hen Welfare Trust Rescue Hens

Six ex-battery hens have gone one better than most after landing themselves a slice of royal life in Kensington Gardens this week! Re-homed by the British Hen Welfare Trust, this rags-to-riches tale includes one even more significant bird – she happens to be the 600,000th hen saved from slaughter by the charity, and she has […]

Scottish Smallholder Festival 2017

Scottish Smallholder Festival 2017

This year’s Scottish Smallholder Festival is on Saturday 23rd September at Lanark Agricultural Centre ‒ ML11 9AX for anyone using a satnav. The event has deservedly become an essential part of the smallholder calendar, and focuses on making the most of your land. Whether you’re a smallholder, crofter, vegetable grower, allotment holder, crafter or a […]

By September 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

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