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The Summer Solstice: A day to celebrate and appreciate midsummer’s gifts and traditions

The Summer Solstice: A day to celebrate and appreciate midsummer’s gifts and traditions

On the 21st of June, we celebrate the longest day of the year here in the United Kingdom. Known as the summer solstice—or by its Celtic or pagan names Litha and Alban Hefin—this day represents midsummer and has been celebrated on the British Isles since at least the Neolithic era.[1] The summer solstice represented […]

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Should we be saying ‘food apartheid’ instead of ‘food desert’?

Should we be saying ‘food apartheid’ instead of ‘food desert’?

Many in the Slow Food community are likely familiar with the term food desert, used to describe an area that has limited access to fresh, healthy and affordable food. This is an issue in the UK, where more than one million people and one in ten low-income communities are part of a food desert.[1] […]

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Wandering Ewe Dairy – May

Wandering Ewe Dairy – May

Wandering Ewe Dairy – May

Hugh and Pippa Stables run Wandering Ewe Dairy in North Somerset.  They produce a hard, unpasteurised, ewes’ milk cheese from their own flock of sheep.  2021 was their third year of commercial cheese production.  This is the eighth of 12 monthly blogs, which are intended to give a flavour of the […]

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Wandering Ewe Dairy – April

Wandering Ewe Dairy – April

Hugh and Pippa Stables run Wandering Ewe Dairy in North Somerset.  They produce a hard, unpasteurised, ewes’ milk cheese from their own flock of sheep.  2021 was their third year of commercial cheese production.  This is the seventh of 12 monthly blogs, which are intended to give a flavour of the year.

Lambing marks the start […]

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Slow Garden Chronicle: April

Slow Garden Chronicle:  April

Have you heard of salsify?  Until a few years ago, I thought it was probably a herb and had paid it no attention.  These days it is on our list of favourite vegetables.  I would go as far as to say that I will grow salsify instead of carrots in future.

According to my go-to vegetable […]

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Russia, Agriculture & Energy

Russia, Agriculture & Energy

How industrial agriculture helps Putin’s war

‘The U.S. Subsidy That Empowers Putin’ – this headline of an article by George W. Bush’s former speech writer David Frum in The Atlantic[1] certainly caught my attention. “For decades, the U.S. government has, at great expense, encouraged farmers to grow more corn so that it can be turned […]

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Wandering Ewe Dairy – March

Wandering Ewe Dairy - March

Hugh and Pippa Stables run Wandering Ewe Dairy in North Somerset.  They produce a hard, unpasteurised, ewes’ milk cheese from their own flock of sheep.  2021 was their third year of commercial cheese production.  This is the sixth of 12 monthly blogs, which are intended to give a flavour of the year.

Spring always come in […]

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Ukraine: Wheat, War and History

Ukraine: Wheat, War and History

A few days ago, BBC Radio 4 programme “Farming Today” featured an interview with Kees Huizinga, a Dutch farmer who came to the Ukraine some 20 years ago and now operates a 15,000 hectare farm right in the centre of a country that is known as “the breadbasket of Europe”. When farmers there first began […]

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Slow Garden Chronicle: March

Slow Garden Chronicle:  March

The weather has been warming up recently but of course it’s too early to count on sustained spring weather – we’re still getting frosts, after all.  I’m starting to get excited, though, and we do have everything read for April planting.   The soft fruit and empty vegetable beds have a thick layer of compost;  my […]

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Wandering Ewe Dairy – February

Wandering Ewe Dairy - February

Hugh and Pippa Stables run Wandering Ewe Dairy in North Somerset.  They produce a hard, unpasteurised, ewes’ milk cheese from their own flock of sheep.  2021 was their third year of commercial cheese production.  This is the fifth of 12 monthly blogs, which are intended to give a flavour of the year.

Whilst producing our flagship […]

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