Fresh produces is about people who are perfectly happy to do without eggs for a few weeks while hens follow their natural cycles and don’t lay for a while. Others will wait patiently for Piccolo the cow to finish weaning her new calf Cello, forgoing the extra milk which would be just perfect for making yoghurt. Gathering wild Spring greens in the fields is an activity eagerly anticipated for much of the Winter. This is really what slow food is all about, not making unreasonable demands, taking only what is needed and being mindful of the entire process.
Midlands Meander is home to many small producers of vegetables, trout, chicken, honey, cheese, herbs, pork, milk and eggs. Most homesteads have a food garden to supply their kitchens and share the surplus with neighbours. Local restaurants are committed to supporting local producers and using seasonal, organic food as much as possible, serving food that satisfies your taste buds and your conscience.
Midlands Meander recognise that it is necessary to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and the industrial food chain and many residents are committed to living as locally as possible. Midlands Meander plan to respond pro-actively to peak oil and climate change, and begin to build a better, low-carbon and more sustainable future for our community.