Real Economy is seeking a Sales Manager whose sole responsibility will be to increase sales of locally and ethically sourced food to the people of Bristol. Real Economy is a values-driven initiative determined to focus on ‘good food’ understood as good for the farmer, good for the earth and good for us. It is structured [...]
I think it was the goats that did it, but people flocked to our stall at Southmead Festival this weekend. Florence had also produced some mouthwatering bites, together with easy to use recipes to encourage us all to try some new cooking ideas. Lots of people took recipes away and we made some delicious [...]
We are delighted to report that we can now recruit to our long awaited post of Community Food Centre Development Worker, whose task will be to establish our first community food centre. The full job description is here We look forward to your application. Please pass news of this post on to your friends. Closing [...]
Sourcing food from local farmers rather than from supermarkets is a defining principle for Real Economy, but not everyone in our society is clear about why this is a good thing to do. Here are five reasons for why we do this. Reason 1 Nutrition Food sourced locally has the potential to be the freshest [...]
The news is stark. People living in lower income areas of the UK on average have up to sixteen years less healthy life and die up to ten years earlier than others. These shocking statistics are the starting point for a new study commissioned by Real Economy into the Case for Community Food Centres. The [...]
Next Tuesday there is a meeting of the Co-operative to decide about forming a Community Food Centre network in addition to our existing work. Chris Sunderland and Florence Pardoe have spent the last six months researching how this could be implemented in Bristol. They have concluded that "there is the potential to develop a community [...]
It is strange that there has been so little public comment about Tesco’s Eat Happy project. Yet a recent report about Tesco’s abuse of its own suppliers makes very uncomfortable reading in the light of the ongoing partnership between Tesco and so many of our schools. Tesco’s Eat Happy project introduces children to their ‘happy’ [...]
It’s National Breakfast Week this week! We've got three tasty ideas to brighten up your breakfast and help you get inspired!
Would you like to order organic and local food, delivered to your city centre office, often for less than supermarket prices?
More and more people no longer sit down to a decent breakfast. It could be the pace of our lives, or the journeys we have to travel to work. Some might think that doing without breakfast would help us keep trim, but actually the evidence shows the opposite. Brain scans of people who eat breakfast [...]