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Previous issues of the Scarborough Local Food Group email newsletter

July 2010
Growing Opportunities: matching food-growers with land-owners
April 2010
February 2010
January 2010
November 2009
Mid-Autumn Scarborough Local Food Newsletter
October Scarborough Local Food Newsletter
Hairy Bikers in Scarborough
Extra August Scarborough Local Food Newsletter
August Scarborough Local Food Newsletter
July Scarborough Local Food Newsletter
June Scarborough Local Food Newsletter
NEW: Scarborough Local Food Guide now online + news
Local Seed Swap and new local food magazine, March 2009
January 2009
Farmers' Market special
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
July 2008
May 2008
January 2008
November 2007
September 2007 (extra)
September 2007
July 2007
May 2007
April 2007
February 2007
January 2007
November 2006
October 2006 (extra)
October 2006
September 2006

Buy local – reduce food miles

A traditional Sunday lunch could easily have travelled 25,000 miles before reaching your plate.

Chicken from Thailand, 10,691 miles by ship
Runner beans from Zambia, 4,912 miles by plane
Carrots from Spain, 1,000 miles by lorry
Mangetout from Zimbabwe, 5,130 miles by plane
Potatoes from Italy, 1,521 miles by lorry
Sprouts from Britain, 125 miles by lorry

Transport of imported goods from port of entry to distribution centre: 625 miles. Transport from distribution centeres to supermarket: 360 miles.
TOTAL 26,234 miles

However, choosing and buying local seasonal foods, at a farmersí market for instance, could reduce the total distance to 376 miles, 1/66th of the distance of the meal above. [from Eating Oil, Sustain]. More >>>