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10:00am Wednesday 9th October 2013 in Letters
TWO recent press reports have emphasised how relevant local food is both to us as consumers and to the local economy.
The BBC recently reported how pork bought from a major supermarket marked with the Red Tractor logo (indicating produce of UK origin) had been tested and found to be most unlikely to have been produced in the United Kingdom.
The Ledbury Reporter (September 20) reported that another independent food store – a prizewinning butcher’s in Malvern – was closing because changes in trade in the town centre made it no longer viable to keep the shop open.
Both these stories remind us to think again about the importance of locally produced food.
We need the confidence to know that we are buying good food from a reliable and traceable source.
We also need somewhere that we can rely on to buy this food, either direct from the producer or at local independent shops.
Ledbury Food Group is a group of volunteers who work to sustain and encourage our local food economy.
Our next event is on October 28 (7.30pm) at the Burgage Hall in Ledbury when we will be featuring a talk by Trish Marsh about her experience of living for a year on local food. Visit our website at ledburyfoodgroup.org to discover more.
Chair Ledbury Food Group
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