Always Apples Festival 2018

Always Apples Festival 2018 – Live Music Fundraiser (September 27th) by Tess Wilmot All Ways Apples Festival is a Food Plymouth project which is all about sharing seasonal fruitfulness, celebrating Plymouth’s community growing projects and exchanging skills and knowledge about sustainable, healthy and delicious food.  The Festival and its fringe is now in its ninth…

Too Good to Go

Check out and Download the Good to Go App After hearing about the new Too Good To Go App, I thought I’d give it a try myself. The concept is brilliant. Restaurants can sign up to the app to sell unsold food off rather than throwing it in the bin. Customers register on the app too…

Sole of Discretion

Constructive response to recent bad publicity around one of the fishers in Plymouth’s Sole of Discretion Relatively new as I am to the fishing industry, I now appreciate why the fisheries are in the huge mess they are: nothing is simple when dealing with a shared, wild resource, and ultimately dealing with nature. Nature doesn’t fit neatly into modern business models,…

Community Apple Pressing Event

Join Grow Stonehouse and Tess Wilmot next Friday 28th Sept at Stonehall Flats – Bring your own apples! BRING YOUR OWN APPLES  (plus a plastic bottle to collect and take away the juice) Don’t have an apple tree? Don’t worry – just come along and join in! It’s FREE! We’ll also be running an apple juice pasteurising event…

A Music Night for an Apple Day

By Tess Wilmot The Food Plymouth All Ways Apples Festival musical fundraiser took place at Devonport Guildhall, reviving the much-loved Column Acoustic tradition.  We enjoyed a wonderful evening of atmospheric live music and poetry.  The line-up included The Liaisons, Michael Q Klein, Brian Ibbotson with Dmitry Babichev and then Anairda headlined.  In addition, Marigold Penlee…

Healthy Start

Healthy Start: Improving uptake and understanding 10:30 – 11:30 on Wednesday 26 September Healthy Start is about much more than vitamins, offering vouchers up to £3.10 per week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk for low income pregnant women and children up to 4 years old. In…

The RSA Food – Plymouth Visit

The RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission Plymouth Visit 18-19th September 2018 – by Ian Smith As the city’s recognised local food partnership, Food Plymouth was delighted to host a 24 hour visit by RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission researchers Lynne Davis and Elliot Kett. On the evening of Tuesday 18th September Devonport Guildhall hosted an evening…

The RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

The RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission visit Plymouth The mission of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is to enrich society through ideas and action.  One expression of this work is the RSA’s Food, Farming and Countryside Commission, a major, two-year independent inquiry funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.  The Commission’s…

All-island Food Poverty Network

All-island Food Poverty Network – Belfast, September 2018 I was invited to give a keynote presentation on my innovative ‘Food as a Lifestyle Motivator’ project, at this year’s All-island Food Poverty Network meeting in Belfast which was hosted by Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland and Safefood.eu. Presentations provided a rich insight into Ireland’s action around the food poverty agenda. Other presenters at the event included Ms Naomi Davidson of…

The Sugar Smart Plymouth campaign

Sugar Smart Plymouth  – September 2018 Challenge The Sugar Smart Plymouth campaign continues to spread the word and encourage organisations, workplaces and individuals to reduce the amount of sugar we consume through Thrive Plymouth Year 5 programme. How are you getting on with checking food labels?