A couple of months ago, I was approached by Christine French, the secretary of Gloucestershire Country Markets. She asked me if I would like to talk at their AGM about using Twitter and Facebook to promote the Country Markets brand.
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The horsemeat scandal has raised lots of questions about our food chain. If we want stop such a scandal happening again, we need to get back in touch with the food chain. We can do that by shopping locally. It … Continue reading
You haven’t been able to move for the horsemeat scandal recently, so I thought it was time I jumped in the saddle (ahem) and offered my two penn’orth on the subject.
The Peckish Facebook page has just gone live: www.facebook.com/alittlepeckish. Please head there now and like it!
I’ve been longing to tell you about this for a couple of months, but now, finally, I can. Helen Reeves of Reeves Design and I are in the process of compiling Peckish, a foodie’s guide to Ledbury and Herefordshire.
Country Markets is a fantastic organisation and one that doesn’t receive anywhere near as much publicity as it should. Everything about it chimes perfectly with the growing awareness of sustainability and localism.
You’ve probably heard the news by now: Costa has dropped plans to open a store in Totnes, a beacon of localism and the first Transition Town. I blogged about the decision to give Costa planning permission back in August.
Someone sent me a link this week to an interview with Bill Grimsey, a retail boss of over 40 years’ experience and the former head of Focus/Wickes and the former chief executive of Iceland. The headline was Is it ‘too … Continue reading
I read a Huffington Post article recently suggesting that local food was now more important to consumers than organic food:
I’ve just been working with Vicki Hewlett. She runs Silver Swan, which sells beef and lamb traditionally reared on the farm that she and her husband own just outside the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.