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Food, continued
February 4, 2009, 11:52 pm
Filed under: fair trade, food, organic

There’s more to buying locally grown, organic food than just knowing that your food is pesticide free. We would go to the market few times a week and usually buy fruit and veg from a couple of sellers, and you inevitably develop a relationship of sorts, you know that the people at the market are either the same people who grew the food or their family members. As importantly, you know that the money you pay them will go to the people who worked the land, as opposed to a manager or a middle man of any kind.

I tend to think that there is a lot of potential for the alternatives – there are a few running farmers’ markets, one in Peckham, one in Oval, Fareshares (Crampton Street, SE17) sell locally grown organic food, as do Food for Health. Initiatives and food growing projects are springing up around London so, although there is still an overpowering need to instant gratification of all our needs, maybe not all is lost.