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  1. All forum posts from the old Transition Falmouth website have been transfered as comments to this new website. Posts from the Food forum are here.

  2. Slow Food Cornwall

    Slow Food Cornwall:

    What is Slow Food?

    Slow Food Cornwall is run by passionate volunteers as part of an International Movement to protect ‘Good, Clean and Fair’ food for all.

    The Slow Food movement began in 1986 after Carlo Petrini, an Italian journalist, saw a new branch of McDonalds at the foot of the Spanish Steps in Rome. He thought it essential to set up a ‘slow food’ movement to counter the global takeover of ‘fast food’, and to protect regional and/or traditional food and drink.

    Since the 1980s, Slow Food has become an international organisation with 83,000 members worldwide, which not only promotes food and wine culture, but also defends food and agricultural biodiversity worldwide.

    The network of Slow Food members is organised into local grassroot groups—Condotte in Italy and Convivia elsewhere in the world—which organise campaigns, courses, dinners, tastings, visits, education etc.

    The Cornish Republican
    The Breton Connection

  3. Sanjay Kumar – Energy Efficient Food Recipe

    We received the following mouth watering energy efficient recipe from Sanjay Kumar, Head Chef at the Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth.

    Sanjay did an excellent presentation for Transition Falmouth (see Downloads) last year and is very supportive of the Transition movement. He’s speaking at a Transition Truro event on Tues 22nd Sept.

    Click here to view Sanjay’s excellent recipe for Pressure cooked Lamb Shank Rogan josh.

    More recipes at

  4. Cornwall Freeshop (Please get involved)

    KAN! (Kernow Action Now) are organising a regular Freeshop*/Food Not Bombs** style stall for Cornwall. The aim is to highlight the ridiculous amounts of food waste in this country and to show the benefits and possibilities of mutual aid and community solidarity.

    Our next meeting (7pm, 6 October 2009 @ The Front, Custom House Quay, Falmouth) will focus on developing this project and getting on with the practicalities of making it happen. If you can help out with this, please come along.

    Some help we need: Surplus food from your vege plot, clothes, toys, etc etc that you no longer want/need. Much more I’m sure.

    Please come along….

    *Freeshops: “…a form of constructive direct action that provides a shopping alternative to the capitalist framework, allowing people to exchange goods and services outside of a money-based economy….”
    [source: ]

    **Food Not Bombs:

  5. Fair Fare

    Fair Fare is an event for everyone working in food and farming: people who produce and process food, and people who source food – info received from CoaST follows…

    ‘A global transformation in food supply and consumption is placing our food security at risk. What changes need to be made to the ways we trade, process and purchase our food if everyone in the world is going to have enough wholesome food to eat? Is there genuine scope for creating food futures that embrace considerations such as ecological sustainability and social equity as well as placing good food on the table – and making money?’

    Fair Fare is an event for everyone working in food and farming: people who produce and process food, and people who source food – this event will be held at the Duchy College, Stoke Climsland, 12th October from 10 am to 4.30 pm.

    The day features a blend of keynote speakers talking on the ‘fairness agenda’ in food and farming, and interactive case study sessions to enable you to discuss specific issues in more depth.

    The case studies represent innovative, exciting businesses in Devon and Cornwall who are working to make money whilst also addressing key contemporary concerns like carbon footprinting, working conditions, animal welfare, local sourcing, fair trade, biodiversity, education and tourism.

    Speakers include Catherine Mead (Lynher Dairies/ Chair Agrifood Council) who will be taking us through a typical supply chain and examining how to ensure that everyone – including farmers – gets a fair deal; David Simmons (Riviera Produce) who will be discussing their work on improving the working conditions of seasonal labour; Pammy Riggs (Providence Farm), who will take us through her efforts to improve poultry welfare; and Andrew Biss (Primrose Valley Hotel) who will challenge us on the dilemmas associated with his work to source locally.

    The cost is 25 pounds including a locally sourced lunch and refreshments. Farmers with a holding number can attend for free but need to pay a 25 pound deposit.

    Please do come along as we would love to see you. We have timetabled in plenty of time to network and socialise and have worked to ensure an attractive lunch as well. For more information call: 0845 458 7485 or email:

    This event is supported by the Rural Business School and the Vocational Training Scheme (VTS). VTS is a Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) funded initiative. Thanks ! Marja at CoaST

  6. Cornish Diet Campaign

    The North Cornwall branch of Mebyon Kernow – the Party for Cornwall launched the Cornish Diet Campaign at the Camelford Show on Wednesday 12th August.
    As a part of a ‘Living Communities’ theme, the Cornish Diet calls for 80% of all food served on Cornwall Council owned or run premises to come from Cornwall by 2012. This would include a clear long-term development path so that growers and producers can find and access potential future markets in the public sector.

    Read more here:

    The Cornish Republican
    The Breton Connection

    • cornubian wrote:
      The North Cornwall branch of Mebyon Kernow – the Party for Cornwall launched the Cornish Diet Campaign at the Camelford Show on Wednesday 12th August.

      Thanks for that. Transition groups in Cornwall have also been discussing this for some time. Transition Truro have an event this evening about a Cornwall Diet – see here.

    • cornubian wrote:
      Strange question I know, but does anybody harvest, pickle and sell Salicornia in Kernow?

      Not personally aware of any, but Plants For a Future has more information on it – seems from the comments that it is quite sought after.

      It also seems to be plentiful around Devoran – see
      here (scroll to top of page for pics)…

      • Sustainable exploitation is the trick. It is sought after but quite rare.

        The Cornish Republican
        The Breton Connection

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