SUSU Organic

My fellow neighbour, Gill has been making contact with like-minded individuals via the Internet and Susie Bailey from SUSU Organic has very kindly offered to advertise West Ealing Abundance on her website.

Susie has set up a very informative directory of the best of organic, the best of green, the best of sustainable and the best of eco-friendly businesses around the Nottinghamshire area.

Susie doesn’t just want a directory of businesses that are willing to pay for advertising. She wants to provide a directory of businesses that feel happy to recommend to friends and family.

Read about us by clicking on the SUSU Organic link under ‘useful websites’. You can also browse Susie’s very informative and well laid out website.

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Big Lunch Sunday

I have just come back from attending a Big Lunch as part of Big Lunch Sunday and what an enjoyable lunch it was! The people hosting the event (who I knew) placed their location on the website and we had a mixture of people that knew each other and those meeting for the first time. Lots of home made produce was brought and consumed. To top it all we had some impromptu fiddle playing too!

All in all a very good time and certainly one to repeat for next year.

Tell us your stories of your Big Lunch….

Spare fruit?

West Ealing Abundance are currently on the lookout for anyone that has an allotment and can spare some abundant fruit so we can pick and freeze it ready for our jam and chutney making. Also do you know of any good places with wild growing fruit? Please let me know! Thanks.

have your food shopping habits changed since the recession?

Last night I watched a Money Programme 3-part special with Greg Wallace investigating consumers food shopping habits now we are in recession. It appears that value own brands are on a massive increase and organic produce sales have decreased by around 11%, although Fairtrade products are up.

It got me thinking about how I have economised since a) having a son to look after and b) since watching my pennies in the recession.

Have your shopping habits changed? And if so in what way?