I hope you’re all having a good start to the weekend. As always, the month seems to be going by very quickly. There’s something I’ve been meaning to mention since the start of September but haven’t had the chance and that’s the topic of Organic September. I’m finally here to tell you a little about it and let you know about the fun events going on around the UK in support of it.
Organic September is an initiative by the Soil Association to encourage the whole nation to try organic. I try to buy organic where possible and it’s a topic I’m very interested in. So, I thought I’d pop on here today and share some of the fun events going on around the UK for Organic September. There’s a host of events including talks, tastings and demonstrations. The aim is to simply make it easier for everyone to try organic and learn more about it.
Organic September Saturday on the 16th (that’s today) sees the Soil Association and Whole Foods Market team up to enable the public to sample a selection of the incredible BOOM (Best of Organic Market) award winners products in stores. Unfortunately I’m not anywhere near a Whole Foods Market but if you are, I hope you have the chance to get involved and make the most of those samples.
So what does organic mean?
Well, in short it means fewer pesticides, no artificial additives or preservatives, the highest standards of animal welfare and no GM ingredients. It’s not just about organic food, it also cover fashion, textiles and beauty. So buying organic milk or an organic cotton t-shirt means you’re picking products that promote an all-round better world for the wildlife, the planet and of course, yourself. It’s a topic I’m really interested in and you can find out more about it here.
Clare McDermott from the Soil Association, the UK’s leading food and farming charity comments: Smal
Here are a few events going on around the UK this month. Don’t forget to leave a comment and let me know if you’ll be attending any and let me know about your thoughts on living an organic life.
16th September – Organic September Saturday
Featuring events and tastings in Independents across the country.
16th September – WholeFoods Market Takeover
Visit Wholefoods Kensington for a chance to meet over 15 BOOM award winning brands and food bloggers, for a day of sampling, and exciting cookery demos in the kitchen pop up.
23rd September – Daylesford Harvest Festival
Daylesford near Kingham, Gloucestershire, GL56 0YG
Offering a whole host of educational, delicious and fun activities to celebrate what our gardens and pastures have produced during the summer.
28th September – Soil Association Talks Series – with Mind Body Bowl (Annie Clarke)
Whole Foods Market, Kensington, London, W8 5SE
The panel discussion will explore the longevity of clean living, why it is integral for our health, mind, body and beauty and why it shouldn’t be considered as a ‘fad’ movement.
28th September – Foraging & Wild Cookery Event
Riverford Field Kitchen, Wash Farm Bungalow, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0JU
Spend an evening with forager Stu Woodman, who will be foraging ingredients around the farm and working with local craft brewery, Barnaby’s Brewhouse, to produce two special foraged beers to serve for the evening along with a special foraged nine-dish menu.
River Cottage: Borough Market Takeover – Borough Market has invited River Cottage to head to the city to deliver a season of cookery courses, free talks and events at London’s world famous Borough Market. Location: Borough Market, London, SE1 9AH