Newsletter January 2009:
Free film showing: The Power of Community - How Cuba survived peak oil
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half and food by 80 percent. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. In a surprisingly short time Cuban agriculture shifted from a highly mechanized, industrial system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens.
Presented by Sustainable Scarborough Saturday 14 February 2pm - 4pm. Woodend Creative Centre, The Crescent, Scarborough Includes optional discussion after the film Free admission http://www.powerofcommunity.org
Farmers' Market at Scarborough College
Sunday 1 February 2009, 10am to 1pm Scarborough College, Filey Road Sports Hall and Junior School car park
The second of this new venture at Scarborough College. The Farmers' Market for Scarborough has been set-up on a non-profit-making basis. Future Farmers' Market at Scarborough College will be held on the following dates:
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 email@example.com
The Organic Farm Shop moving into Pickering
Mike Sellers, of the Organic Farm Shop on West Carr Road on the edge of Pickering, is handing the shop over to staff member, Anne Sleightholme, who will be working with two other staff, Arlene and Stacy. The new shop will be in Eastgate Square, Pickering, near the roundabout. I'll include full details in the next newsletter.
The Waves, Coastal Bed and Breakfast
I've been delighted to find a B&B in Scarborough with an active local-food-sourcing policy. Kevern Stafford, who runs The Waves on South Cliff, writes:
"When we opened the guest house, we wanted to make it the kind of place we would enjoy staying ourselves, and that included having a varied breakfast menu with local and organic ingredients. We're particularly pleased with the free-range sausages and bacon we've been getting from Trotters and the free-range eggs from Winkfield Eggs.Those are the basis for the traditional 'Yorkshire' breakfast, but we're also trying to offer some interesting options, particularly for vegetarians and vegans. The breakfast menu is still evolving, so, if anyone has any suggestions of what they'd love to have for breakfast, then drop us a line - and any suggestions of other good local suppliers would be gratefully received."
Visit http://www.scarboroughwaves.co.uk/ to see sample menus and for some lovely quirky facts about Scarborough.
The Waves, 39 Esplanade Road, South Cliff, Scarborough, YO11 2AT 01723 373658
Planting a Container Vegetable Garden workshop
Sunday 15th February 10.00 - 11.30.
Places are free but limited. Please call Pete 01723 353640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place. For more information visit www.sustainablescarborough.org.uk
New Scarborough Local Food Guide
We are currently developing an online version of the Scarborough Local Food Guide which will be available in Spring 2009. If you know of any newish businesses which you think should be included, please send full details, inlcluding their addresses, phone numbers, opening hours, etc.
Yann Ruvoen and Susie O'Neill, proprietors of Le Chat Noir restaurant, have written an inspiring article in HighTide magazine about the joys of seeking out local ingredients for a delicious beef stew, marinated in cider. A slow cooking, warming meal for the winter months. Read the article online www.hightidemagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=271&Itemid=65