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Lucy Nott: Consuming British solely is a tricky problem

Do you practise what you preach? Final 12 months, I challenged myself to purchase British meals as a lot as potential in a bid to be extra local weather pleasant.

I went chilly (British) turkey and, let me let you know, it’s arduous. Actually arduous. We’re so conditioned to have a large alternative of meals obtainable 12 months spherical.

Broccoli in February? Nope. Peppers in your winter spag bol? Nope. A Jazz apple? You’re having amusing!

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In regards to the writer

Lucy Nott

Farmlife opinion author

Lucy lives together with her husband, a sixth-generation farmer, and their two kids on a 100ha (250 acre) arable farm in Worcestershire. On the farm they’ve a ardour for regenerative agriculture and aspire to transition to a regenerative system. They’re additionally a part of the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot and are trialling numerous new issues on the farm. They hosted their first LEAF Open Farm Sunday (LOFS) this 12 months and Lucy is now the LOFS Ambassador for the West Midlands.

Neglect veganism. Consuming seasonally would make a colossal distinction to a person’s carbon footprint and convey additional pleasure to meals. Nothing is best than the primary crunch of a spring asparagus or chunk of a summer time strawberry.

Who’d have thought it, however seasonal meals typically matches as much as seasonal cravings. Hearty root greens for gravy dishes within the winter and lighter salad greens for, properly, salad, in the summertime.

We frequently glorify the outdated days of nook retailers and village greengrocers. However, whether or not we prefer it or not, the world has developed a lot since then, there isn’t a going again. The massive supermarkets are right here to remain.

On-line grocery purchasing is right here to remain. Plus, the rise of fast grocery apps means with the press of a button you possibly can keep away from the awful January climate and get your emergency Spanish strawberries.

This month, Tesco’s social media crew referred to the British “pig harvest” on Twitter (don’t get me began) – a first-rate instance of detachment from seasonality and meals manufacturing

This month, Tesco’s social media crew referred to the British “pig harvest” on Twitter (don’t get me began) – a first-rate instance of detachment from seasonality and meals manufacturing. 

Supermarkets should change

Local weather-conscious rural dwellers might be able to entry native veg and meat packing containers, however for the overwhelming majority of the city inhabitants, this isn’t simply potential. Change must occur at client stage to make an influence.

I’d like to see British seasonal merchandise grouped collectively on grocery store cabinets with clear labelling, so prospects can rapidly look and see what’s in season.

Nobody is ideal. I dwell and work on a British farm and I like avocados as a lot as the subsequent millennial. However let’s eat seasonally, make client messaging easy and hold supermarkets accountable.

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