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What is the true cost of food? 09/03/2018, Health & Lifestyle

"Although food appears never to have been cheaper, when we look beneath the surface, we are actually paying far more for it than we might possibly imagine."  The Sustainable Food Trust Fresh-range is one of the organisers of the Innovations in the Cost of Catering Conference in March 2017, to examine the financial, health and environmental costs of food supply. The keynote speaker is Patrick Holden CBE, founder and chief executive of the Sustainable Food Trust, who will speak on the true cost of food in the UK. He believes that we pay for food in many ways, not just at...

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  • Food Poverty: an update on the Holiday Hunger Bill

    Food Poverty: an update on the Holiday Hunger Bill 01/02/2018, Health & Lifestyle

    Two weeks ago, Frank Field MP’s Holiday Hunger Bill – that I had supported at the Houses of Parliament last year - had its second reading. The Bill would give local authorities the legal duty and resources to ensure children have access to free food and fun activities in the school holidays; with money raised from the sugar levy. I was disappointed to hear that the government opposed...

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  • 6 ways to feel good this January

    6 ways to feel good this January 04/01/2018, Health & Lifestyle

    A healthy start to the New Year for you, your wallet and the environment    1. Eat more veg. We all know this one right? But what if your veg tasted fresher, crisper, juicier and more delicious, as well as being more nutritious? Locally grown, fresher veg is a completely different ball game to vegetables that have been sitting on a supermarket shelf. Try ours...

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  • Food Poverty: Feeding Bristol

    Food Poverty: Feeding Bristol 03/10/2017, Health & Lifestyle

    Back in July, I attended a meeting that highlighted the depth of the issue of food poverty in Bristol. I was particularly struck by the uncomfortable truth that despite Bristol being the third wealthiest city in the UK – itself the fifth richest economy on Earth - 1 in 4 children in the city are below the food poverty line. And it’s not only children; there are literally tens of...

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  • Food insecurity in Bristol

    Food insecurity in Bristol 16/07/2017, Health & Lifestyle

    This week, I attended a meeting hosted by Mayor Marvin Rees and Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy at City Hall – Bristol City Council’s HQ - entitled Feeding Bristol: How can we work together to end hunger and food insecurity in Bristol?. Despite already having knowledge in this area, I was still shocked, moved, upset by what I heard. I left the meeting even more determined than ever to...

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  • The more local the better - part III

    The more local the better - part III 29/06/2017, Health & Lifestyle

    Many of us are looking to make positive changes to improve our health and happiness for good. In the last of our series of three guest blogs, nutritional therapist and author Sally Beare (www.sallybeare.com) looks at how eating locally grown food can impact on our health.  Locavores live longer Locavore-ism is becoming increasingly popular - in fact, ‘locavore’...

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  • Top two food tips for Brexit deal breakers

    Top two food tips for Brexit deal breakers 27/03/2017, Health & Lifestyle

    Whether you were a Remain or a Leave voter is a moot point now. If we don’t want to feel like April foodie fools on 1st April 2019 the food and farming sector needs close attention at a time when the government’s focus could be elsewhere. After all, our eating habits have developed somewhat since we started our EU adventure back in the 70s. Over the next two years much will be...

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  • The fresher the better - part II

    The fresher the better - part II 23/03/2017, Health & Lifestyle

    Many of us are looking to make positive changes to improve our health and happiness for good. In the second of a series of three guest blogs, nutritional therapist and author Sally Beare (www.sallybeare.com) looks at how fresher foods can taste better. No more cardboard  Your grandparents may have told you that fruit and vegetables used to have much more taste than the...

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  • The fresher the better - part I

    The fresher the better - part I 11/01/2017, Health & Lifestyle

    As we enter the new year, many of us are looking to make positive changes to improve health and happiness for good. In a series of three blogs, nutritional therapist and author Sally Beare asks the question: “What’s the evidence that fresher local produce can be nutritionally richer?” Sally Beare, dip BCNH, CNHC Sally Beare is a nutritional therapist and the author of The...

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  • Food in Bristol & Bath post-Brexit

    Food in Bristol & Bath post-Brexit 27/06/2016, Health & Lifestyle

    We are in the midst of profound political change and uncertainty that has no precedent in my lifetime. We still need to discover how things will unfold post the "Leave" vote in the referendum. So, what's likely to be the impact on food and what can we as individuals do? Part of my motivation for founding fresh-range a couple of years ago was to develop...

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  • Dig & Dine: How we Got Here - Guest Blog by Darran Mclane

    Dig & Dine: How we Got Here - Guest Blog by Darran Mclane 13/04/2016, Health & Lifestyle

    Dig and Dine is a new project that Glyn Owen and myself have created with the help of Rich from fresh-range. Our coming together was a case of being in the right place at the right time, and for us being in the food industry, it was a case of being at the right foodie event.  With Bristol being awarded the status of European Green Capital last year, I managed a small funded project called...

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  • fresh-range @ Bristol Food Connections 2016

    fresh-range @ Bristol Food Connections 2016 16/03/2016, Health & Lifestyle

    This year's Bristol Food Connections line up is looking hot and reeeeal tasty. And so we are getting very excited here at fresh-range HQ that so many of our team, producers and customers will be right at the heart of it. We thought you'd like to hear all about where we're involved first hand from us here so you can plan ahead to make this May bank holiday weekend foodie...

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  • 5 Sustainable Bristol Restaurants where you can Eat Local

    5 Sustainable Bristol Restaurants where you can Eat Local 29/02/2016, Health & Lifestyle

    Many of us are conscious about the quality of the food we eat and where it comes from, looking to source food sustainably from local producers. Eating local when you eat out, however, may prove difficult as we often know little about the origin of the food we are served.  Fortunately, there are many fantastic eateries in Bristol, certified by the Sustainable Restaurant...

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  • The Most Popular Local Foods in Bristol & Bath in 2015

    The Most Popular Local Foods in Bristol & Bath in 2015 18/01/2016, Health & Lifestyle

    What are your favourite things to buy, fresh and locally sourced, from fresh-range.com? Check out the list of the most popular local products on Bristol and Bath’s local online food store in 2015.   Top fresh-range veg: Organic Courgettes Organic Washed Carrots Both of the above are grown on Farrington’s Farm here in Bristol. All of their produce is certified as...

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  • Bristol Food Connections Needs You!

    Bristol Food Connections Needs You! 13/01/2016, Health & Lifestyle

    Food Connections, is returning to Bristol for its 3rd year from 28th April – 7th May. This spectacular foodie event aims to bring people and good food together in a programme of over 100 events across the city. A one of a kind event, it doesn’t follow a normal food festival format; it encourages and enables individuals, communities and organisations to host their own events that...

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  • 5 New Superfoods to Eat in 2016

    5 New Superfoods to Eat in 2016 12/01/2016, Health & Lifestyle

    Avocado, coconut oil and kale are just a few of the superfoods which held the limelight in 2015. But there are some surprising superfood stars we should pay attention to this year. ‘Superfood’ generally refers to foods that contain particularly high levels of minerals and vitamins. They can also be a source of antioxidants, protecting our bodies from cell damage and aiding in the...

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  • 5 New Year's Resolutions to Help you Say Goodbye to The Supermarket Shelf in 2016

    5 New Year's Resolutions to Help you Say Goodbye to The Supermarket Shelf in 2016 28/12/2015, Health & Lifestyle

    With the Christmas festivities done and dusted, it's the time of year that many of us start thinking about our New Year's resolutions. If you're looking to make 2016 a year of better, more nutritious, and more sustainable eating, here are 5 achievable steps to help you make your resolution a reality.    i. Choose at least 1 local fruit or...

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  • 5 Ways to Eat Local This Christmas

    5 Ways to Eat Local This Christmas 14/12/2015, Health & Lifestyle

    Christmas is upon us! That means that supermarket marketing teams have less than two weeks left to convince as many us as possible to choose their stores over the competition for our big Christmas food shop. When our lives are at their busiest, many of us begrudgingly resort to supermarkets for reasons of convenience even though battling the crowds in the aisles is unlikely to be a favourite past...

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  • Why Food Security Matters

    Why Food Security Matters 07/12/2015, Health & Lifestyle

    I founded fresh-range.com not only to provide exceptional food shopping experiences for our customers and to create a food retail system that works better for producers, but also to create food security for generations to come. Simply put, we are seeking to develop the infrastructure needed for food in Bristol and Bath that will withstand future insecurities outside of our own direct control...

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  • Dig & Dine Inspiration

    Dig & Dine Inspiration 27/11/2015, Health & Lifestyle

    20 children, 2 inspiring teachers and a forward thinking school made for a special day in fresh-range’s history today. Fresh-range supported the establishment of the first Dig&Dine program for key stage 2 kids at West Town Lane Academy. We provided the produce from some of the West Country’s best local producers and, having experienced what happened today, we surely need to be...

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