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Newsletter November 2008:

NEW: Farmers' Market at Scarborough College

Sunday 23rd November, 10am to 1pm
Scarborough College, Filey Road
Sports Hall and Junior School car park

Scarborough College is setting up a Farmers' Market for Scarborough on a non-profit-making basis. It commences on Sunday 23 November 2008. I hope soon to be able to send you details of the range of stalls.
The Farmers' Market at Scarborough College will be held on the following dates:
Sunday 23 November 2008
Sunday 1 February 2009
Sunday 15 March 2009
Sunday 17 May 2009
Sunday 14 June 2009

If you are interested in holding a stall there, please contact James Davies on 01723 360620 or email farmersmarket@scarboroughcollege.co.uk

Shearling Festival

From 14 - 27 November
A shearling is a male sheep of between 17 and 22 months of age which is neither lamb nor mutton. Two years of slow growth and free living on the varied plants of the North Yorkshire Moors (including bog myrtle, bilberries and moorland grasses) gives this meat its distinctive flavour, which is very different to that of ordinary grass-fed animals. Gathered straight from the heather between September and Christmas, the fine marbling of fat in moorland shearlings makes superb tasting roasts.

Michael Hjort, Chef Proprietor of Melton's Too, says:
"Shearling provides a chef with a really great local product, the sort of thing the French have raved about for years, animals fed on a very specific terrain, and you can taste that in the meat. We will be slow-roasting and braising it to produce dishes both really tender and full of flavour."
A group of ten farmers from the North York Moors National Park have collaborated in supplying shearling to restaurants in our area. From 14 - 27 November the following restaurants will introduce their diners to this delicious heather-grazed delicacy by featuring shearling on their menu.


The shearlings have met the following standards and conditions. The meat must be:
- from a sheep born within the North York Moors National Park
- from a sheep of the Swaledale or Scots breeds, of a hefted flock, kept by a group member
- from a sheep of between 17 and 22 months of age
- from a sheep that has spent at least half its life on the heather, with no less than six months of moorland grazing, during the year of slaughter
- from a sheep that has been led as directly as possible from heather to slaughter
- from a carcass hung in controlled conditions for no less that two weeks
- logo-stamped and labelled 'North York Moors Shearling'

More information available from Philip or Nelly Trevelyan on 01751 417351

Sustainable Scarborough: A Transition Town Initiative

From the Sustainable Scarborough website:
"Sustainable Scarborough is a new community initiative aiming to make the town of Scarborough more sustainable and resilient to the twin threats of peak oil and climate change. Sustainable Scarborough is a group of ordinary people looking for positive opportunities to relocalise the economy, cut our carbon emissions and rebuild communities. The first stage is raising awareness and building a network in Scarborough, so right now we're busy organising a series of films and talks.

Sustainable Scarborough is not 'another environmental group'. We aim to work with every existing community and social group, club, and organsiation in Scarborough. The big idea is about 'releasing our collective genius' - lots of people working together, inspiring each other and making a real difference."

Find out more at http://www.transitiontowns.org/ and www.sustainablescarborough.org.uk (where you can download the latest newsletter, under the news section)
For more information or to join the Sustainable Scarborough email list, please contact Pete Redwood: info@sustainablescarborough.org.uk

B&B wins award for locally sourced breakfasts

Low Penhowe, near Malton, has received the award for the Best Breakfast throughout Yorkshire from Deliciouslyorkshire. This year it has also been announced as Yorkshire Tourist Board's Guest Accommodation of the Year. The ingredients for this excellent breakfast are all locally sourced. View the breakfast page on the Low Penhowe website http://www.bedandbreakfastyorkshire.co.uk/breakfast.html to watch a breakfast being prepared and also to see the impressive menu which gives the full provenance for all the ingredients.
Philippa and Christopher Turner
Low Penhowe, Burythorpe
YO17 9LU
01653 658 336

Seasonal Recipes: Parsnips

from Sarah Beattie, who lives in Kirkbymoorside, and is resident food writer for the Soil Association: http://www.whyorganic.org/healthy_recipeMonth.asp

Happy eating


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