Don’t waste your pumpkins this year!

Don’t waste your pumpkins this year!

Carved your pumpkins for Halloween?  Make sure you don’t waste the cut out bits and even the pumpkin seeds: they are all good food! If you’re really savvy you could pick up some really cheap ones after the event and make the most of cheap food. As part of the...
Growing Salads through the autumn and winter

Growing Salads through the autumn and winter

You may have spotted talk about shortages of fresh salad leaves this autumn and winter and if you want to to make sure you can continue to feed your salad habit now is the time to start sowing them.  Most of them with benefit from a bit of protection in a greenhouse...
Vegetable seed give-away: Growing Notes

Vegetable seed give-away: Growing Notes

As you may have spotted the VegPower campaign, which is drew to a close just before Easter 2019, had 10 vegetables of the week and families across the county have been eating them to defeat them for weeks.  Following a brilliant idea by Richard from the Leadgate...
Annual Gathering success

Annual Gathering success

About sixty people came to the Food Durham Annual Gathering at Collingwood College in Durham in mid March 2019 to hear about the progress of the County Durham Food Partnership over the past few years. Food Partnership Manager Dr Liz Charles described the journey of...
Sweetcorn defeated!

Sweetcorn defeated!

As part of the VegPowerUK campaign #EatThemToDefeatThem pupils at Our Lady and St Joseph’s Brooms Catholic Primary School in Leadgate have been getting creative with the veg of the week as well as eating them. The children are really enjoying the campaign and ...