Eat Local Challenge – Week Two

The more I do it, the easier it is getting, to eat only local. Who would have thought? I don’t even miss couscous!  So, we launch into week two of voting with my fork. Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini, “On the one hand there are a small few, with an enormous amount of money, and…

Eat Local Challenge – Week One

  I like to think I am a locavore. It’s quite a trendy thing to be right now, but makes complete sense to me. It’s the reason I started the Dargle Local Market and then, when that took on an unlocal look, got Dargle Trade and Howick Exchange ticking along.  The Midlands Barter Markets are…

Bartering for OJ

Sarah Derrett lives over the hill in Lidgetton.  She really walks the local living talk and started a Barter Market on the first Saturday of each month. I love it. You pitch up with whatever excess you have and swop with whoever else arrives. I go home with milk, eggs, mushrooms, peppers, seeds, sunflowers, books, plants,…

Dargle Local Market

I’ve had lots of fun this weekend getting things together for the first ever Dargle Local Market on Sunday.  While my veggie garden doesn’t really produce more than I can consume, I was happy to share some extra stuff in support of the Local Living cause. A few of my neighbours were unable to come…