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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

the food eXchange

Principle 8: Integrate rather than segregate



An exciting initiative has started in Seymour - the food eXchange, building on the local Black Market group. It's the brainchild of Cynthia and Nick from Blue Tongue Berries in Seymour. It's all about... well, you can read their explanation below.

THE FOOD EXCHANGE - Taungurung Country

We don't buy food from strangers!
The food eXchange is a local, ethical food interest group and food swap for small scale farm and home grown produce in Seymour and surrounding Taungurung Country. Local food swaps are a great way to be better connected to your food, get to know your local community, reduce food miles, consumerism, packaging, waste and environmental impacts from certain types of agriculture and food production. The food eXchange website contains links to local food producers, suppliers, markets and community groups in the Seymour and surrounds region. If you live locally why not get involved and join our facebook group.

Cynthia also hosts a radio show on local radio station Seymour FM - called: the food exchange (of course), and invited me on to talk about Abdallah House, permaculture and the Black Market with co-ordinator Paul McGregor. We also chat about BEAM: Mitchell Environment Group and the Bulk Food buying group. Have a listen.



Here's an update - another interview this time featuring fermented foods.


    For more about the food eXchange check out...

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