Let's start some local actions and meetings in some of the major towns around Dorset: Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester, Weymouth, Lyme Regis, Bridport, Shaftesbury,Swanage...
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Welcome to the 2010 Dorset Food Week!
Once again we are inviting Dorset’s food producers, retailers, farms, restaurants and many more venues to join us in showcasing to the whole country what mouth watering products Dorset has to offer. Keeping it local, seasonal and fresh is good for the health and wealth of everyone, and this year we will be taking this message directly to people everywhere.
Farmers will be welcoming people onto their farms to show young and old alike where and how their food is made. There will be a local celebration of food and drink including tastings, markets, demonstrations and more! Then not to be left out the local pubs and restaurants will be serving local food on their menus – in some very creative ways. The weeks celebrations are county wide and everyone will be encouraged to explore the delights of the area to find the best Dorset food gems.
We have NEW weekday chocolate-making workshops for both children and adults at chococo’s of Swanage;
Crabbs Bluntshay Farm of Bridport are holding a Farm Walk which encompasses archaeological, historical and agricultural features.
Watch out for The Magdalen Project’s, Family Grab n’ Eat” day in Chard and bakery tour and demonstrations from Honeybuns in Sherborne.
Make sure you keep an eye out for all the great tastings across Dorset and special mouth wateringly great Dorset Food Week menus!
To find out what’s going on please visit your nearest Tourist information centre and pick up your guide to the week, or look out for the Dorset Food Week signs in venues across the county and pick your guide up from any one of these. You can also have a look at www.dorsetfoodweek.co.uk.
This will be the third year that Dorset Food Week has been organised by D2 with the help and support of Direct from Dorset.
For more information about Direct from Dorset and the activities it manages please go to www.directfromdorset.co.uk
Has anyone an idea of how many community farms there are, say, in the UK?
Are there great examples we can look at and are they all rural or are there examples of urban community farms?
There is a 3 acre plot of wilderness in the centre of Poole that we (Tranisition Town Poole) are helping the local council determine how best to use it and one part of it, say 1-2 acres, could be set aside for growing. Has anyone experience of cultivating this size plot in a town?