Eat Organic?


  • Organic food production often reuses animal and plant manures and as a result avoids the environmental impacts of transporting and producing oil-based fertilisers and pesticides.  
  • Organic agriculture ensures soil health and biodiversity for future generations
  • It also locks up larger amounts of carbon in the soil, reducing its impact on the climate
  • The Soil Association recently reported that a saving of 3.2 million tonnes of carbon a year could be made if all UK farms converted to organic practices.  That’s the equivalent of taking almost one million cars off the road



  • By signing up to an organic, local vegetable box scheme.  
  • Look out for the following symbols when you’re shopping. They represent organic produce in the EU or UK.

    Certified Organic ProductOrganic Soil Association
  • Grow your own fruit, vegetables and herbs without chemicals.  


If you’d like to learn more about organic food and gardening the following websites may be worth a browse:  and 


Why not try…?

  • Switching a few staples (tea, eggs, milk, potatoes, carrots etc.) each week, slowly making the transition to more organics. 
  • If you’re concerned about the cost of organic produce try comparing prices on some of the basics the next time you’re out shopping.  You might be surprised. 
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Eating more local produce...

  • If you have kids who do the shopping with you, why not keep them entertained by asking them to pick an item from your shopping list and then try to find the most local version of it they can?

  • Why not stock up on local veg when they're in season and cheaper, and find recipes that make the most of them? 

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