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Real Economy is pleased to offer two new employment opportunities

        Real Economy is seeking An Executive Director to lead the development of all aspects of the society. This is a permanent post for a minimum of two days per week at the pro rata equivalent of a full-time salary rate of £35,000. The post may be combined with Senior Project Development [...]

By |2018-12-05T14:21:42+00:00December 5th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Real Economy is pleased to offer two new employment opportunities

Herbalists Without Borders Bristol Calendar

We are proud to be selling the Herbalists without Borders Bristol calendar this year. The calendar has beautiful artwork featuring medicinal plants and herbs, as well as herbal recipes contributed by herbalists and community projects that are easy to make at home and tips on what to harvest each month.  It’s a great Christmas present [...]

By |2018-11-22T14:52:58+00:00November 22nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Herbalists Without Borders Bristol Calendar

Christmas Gift Packs from Caro’s Creams!

Give some eco-friendly gifts this Christmas! A range of ECO gift sets, including the Zero Waste Deodorant & Lip Balm Set, either with a Shampoo Bar or a Herbal Soap! All square gift boxes are entirely compostable/biodegradable and the products are also nestled in biodegradable straw/cardboard. The long gift packs are degradable." To see all [...]

By |2018-11-22T14:19:16+00:00November 22nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Christmas Gift Packs from Caro’s Creams!

Sweet News!

We are working with a new supplier: Radek’s Chocolate Radek has been making handmade artisan chocolate from his home in Bristol since 2008. He discovered raw cacao beans while working at Bristol’s Café Maitreya. Then followed a period of intense experimenting and countless tastings, which - combined with great creativity - has brought us such [...]

By |2018-11-15T16:25:10+00:00November 15th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Sweet News!

It’s story time

When was the last time you wandered through a supermarket and thought about where all those goods came from? Who produced them, and what are their lives like? If you think “Hmm, never, actually” you are probably not alone. Supermarkets just don’t inspire that kind of musing. People are rushing around and as products are [...]

By |2018-11-08T15:47:41+00:00November 8th, 2018|News|Comments Off on It’s story time

Calendar 2019!

We are happy to sell the beautiful calendar 2019 designed especially for the Landworkers' Alliance. The calendar contains 13 incredible and original Rosanna Morris lino prints of agricultural scenes, as well as twelve quirky historical anecdotes that give an overview of the creation of our contemporary food system Support them in their movement for a [...]

By |2018-11-08T11:41:16+00:00November 8th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Calendar 2019!

Get ready to bake

We enjoyed the first taste of Christmas at the Real Economy office today. Hub Assistant Polly brought in her scrumptious Christmas Cake. While we don’t want to start the Christmas craze too early, making a Christmas cake is one exception - it gets better with time, after all! Traditionally, the cake is made on ‘Stir [...]

By |2018-11-01T16:22:58+00:00November 1st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Get ready to bake

Make the most of your pumpkin this Halloween

  Are you making a pumpkin lantern this Halloween? If so, have you planned some meals around using the flesh from the hollowed out pumpkin? A recent Guardian article reported that UK consumers will collectively waste an estimated 8 million pumpkins over the Halloween period. Reportedly over half of those who buy a pumpkin to [...]

By |2018-11-01T16:06:56+00:00October 25th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Make the most of your pumpkin this Halloween

New VEGAN producer!

We are very pleased to welcome Righteous & Woke to our producers team! Righteous & Woke provides vegan deli food from Bristol. It's time to try the Chorisn’t, Ooh Mummy – Cultured Cashew Not-Cheese Spread, Bristol Blue Cashew, Avon Gorge – Aged, Cultured Cashew Not-Cheese.  

By |2018-10-18T10:17:09+00:00October 18th, 2018|News|Comments Off on New VEGAN producer!

Our Solidarity Fund is open!

This week sees the launch of our new Solidarity Fund. As you are checking out at the end of your shop you will be offered the chance to add £2 which will go to this fund, which will be used at our Real Economy Centres to provide good food for people who are at risk [...]

By |2018-10-04T11:10:38+00:00October 4th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Our Solidarity Fund is open!