LOCAL FOOD SUPPLY means FOOD SECURITY
With uncertain weather conditions creating uncertain food supply and possible disruption to supply, localised, diverse food production supports smaller communities in times of stress.
More people growing small amounts, in market gardens or backyards, builds stronger food resilience locally.
Food swaps with your neighbours or friends are a great way of supporting each other with good nutrition and an increased variety of local foods.
The closer you can source your food the smaller the carbon footprint of the ‘Food Miles’ required.
Food flown in from overseas has a HUGE carbon footprint.
Food from within Australia, smaller.
Food from your area/region even smaller.
So, support your local farmers, eat seasonally and help lower the carbon emissions from the food miles YOUR food travels!
Local markets support the wider community by providing a fresh (often picked that morning) range of goodies as well as a great catch-up place for friends!
Uralla Local Community Food Markets are starting up again! The last Saturday of the month, held at Little Birdy on Hill St.
- Carol Shantal
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