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'Aunties' Seasonal Food

I've always had an interest food full stop but for some time now, I've thought that trying to eat food seasonally and avoiding food miles when possible, is particularly important. This brings me nicely onto this link that I've found on the BBC website.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/seasons/march

Do you make meaningful efforts when you're food shopping to eat seasonally and avoid food that's been bussed in thousands of miles from goodness knows where?
Rena

Eating seasonally works for us.  Mostly we're working out the growing (preserving) part from our own land produce, so that we have enough to last us through to the next years growing season. ....I do (every now and again) buy out of season produce that is marked down in price....
sod

Except for New Zealand lamb   I hope

We really tried that big time but found so many things not from here. Plus some things that travel in bulk across sea use less fuel etc. than within the country small size things. We grow all we can and store what we don't eat.
WhatCameFirst

Yes, I try to eat seasonally as much as possible and buy locally as much as possible. Although I have just discovered Lidl but I won't buy their veg because generally it's carp.   And why did they have mushrooms all the way from Ireland if you please??  It there's one thing this country can grow all year round it's cultivated mushrooms.

Meat we always buy locally but, yes sod, we are guilty of buying NZ lamb out of season but it doesn't count because it comes from the village butcher..

. Oh, and we have been known to have pork couriered from Hidden Valley Pigs once or twice.  That doesn't count either because I used to live in Devon. That's  how I work that one out.

I've lost my gardening mojo over the last 2 or 3 years but I can feel it emerging again, so lots of homegrown veg this year I hope.
sod

WhatCameFirst wrote:
Yes, I try to eat seasonally as much as possible and buy locally as much as possible. Although I have just discovered Lidl but I won't buy their veg because generally it's carp.   And why did they have mushrooms all the way from Ireland if you please??  It there's one thing this country can grow all year round it's cultivated mushrooms.

Meat we always buy locally but, yes sod, we are guilty of buying NZ lamb out of season but it doesn't count because it comes from the village butcher..

. Oh, and we have been known to have pork couriered from Hidden Valley Pigs once or twice.  That doesn't count either because I used to live in Devon. That's  how I work that one out.

I've lost my gardening mojo over the last 2 or 3 years but I can feel it emerging again, so lots of homegrown veg this year I hope.


Love you thinking will use that   One I use is but this pork/lamb etc was free range fed so that makes up for travel.

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