Eat Local and Sustainable in Bristol, England...
from a Californian perspective
peppers grown by mum and dad on their glass-covered porch in Bristol, England
Follow me over the next few posts as my mother proves me wrong, I discover that in Britain organic invariably trumps local, how packaging can deceive and that garlic seems only to come from Spain.
My first port of call for information on finding locally sourced produce in the Bristol area was the Bristol Friends of the Earth local food guide. This is actually a very useful resource for anyone starting to investigate the subject of where to find locally sourced products in the Bristol area.
Even closer to home - I found that my mum and dad had been growing a small amount of produce at home. From peppers growing in a pot in the glass-covered porch area to defiantly green tomatoes, and a selection of herbs, outside in the back yard.
Stubborn green tomatoes growing in my parents' back yard
PS - Please Wish me luck - I think I am going to need it!