The Real Food Chain podcast No.1

 

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The Real Food Chain podcast No.1

The first podcast for The Real Food Chain gave us — co-hosts Rich Bowden and Jon Moore — a chance to say hello and discuss our aims for this new Oz-themed wholefoods show.

We chatted about how wholefoods is really a return to the past of food production. We explore how organic food is not a new concept at all, but a return to the ways our grandparents farmed and ate real food — sans chemicals.

Key quote: Organic food is what they used to call food ~ Jon Moore

In the second half of the show, you can hear me (Rich) talk about who we are aiming at reaching with the website and podcast. The answer is it’s ordinary people, like us. Those of you who are interested in organic foods for health foods but may not be able to afford the premium that organic grocers attract. Or perhaps you need to change your diet to improve your health for medical reasons. Or you may be a young Mum or Dad looking for the best for your kids’ diet but looking at ways to keep costs down.

I talk about our idea of making The Real Food Chain a reference point for anyone interested in real foods but something more. I want it to have that distinct Aussie accent. Taking inspiration from around the world yes, but keeping it local for Australians. I add that each podcast will be based on a relevant wholefoods topic and Jon and I will be interviewing guests who will give us an insight into organic food.

Topics we’ll be covering in future podcasts:

  • Fermenting foods
  • Gut health
  • Where to find affordable organic food
  • Growing your own organic produce
  • Cooking with wholefoods
  • Breadmaking
  • Farmers’ markets
  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • And much, much more.

Links:

The Real Food Chain

The Real Food Chain Facebook Page

The Real Food Chain Twitter Page

World Organic News (Jon’s site)

Michael Pollan interviewed by Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman

Podcast one step closer!

One of the big things we set out to achieve when we launched the RFC website was to produce a high standard podcast on a single topic each fortnight. (We may vary this depending on what you — the listener — suggest!). Based on chat and interviews with guests, the podcast will consist of a range of subjects and questions of interest to you, the consumer (or potential consumer) of organic food. Continue reading “Podcast one step closer!”

Support your community while saving on organic food at farmers markets

Farmers marketsWherever you live in Australia, you’re bound to be close to a farmers’ market. These are the vibrant community spaces where everyone from local producers to backyard amateurs get the chance to sell their (mostly) organic produce. There is usually entertainment, events for kids, great coffee, and of course many, many food stalls (depending on the size of the market). It’s an event that brings the community together. Just as importantly though, it’s a great place to save money on organic food. Continue reading “Support your community while saving on organic food at farmers markets”

UK sees dramatic boost in organic food sales in 2016

News Information Newsletter NewspaperAccording to the United Kingdom’s the Soil Association, sales of organic food in the country grew by 7.1 percent to £2.09 billion ($3.38 billion). The association’s Organic Report, published in February, found organic now accounts for 1.5 percent of the total UK food and drink market.

The strong growth reflects recent findings from research group England Marketing that showed 39 percent of British shoppers bought organic food and drink regularly and 80 percent said they had some knowledge of organic food and how it was produced. Continue reading “UK sees dramatic boost in organic food sales in 2016”

Dig dandelions for a scrumptious roasted brew

Margaret Paton harvesting dandelions
Margaret Paton harvesting dandelions

The definition of a weed is an unwanted plant competing with other, more desired plants such as vegetables, flowers or grass. But what if you could turn it into something useful (and tasty)?

Margaret Paton, a freelance writer from the Central West of NSW, permaculture enthusiast, forager extraordinaire and organic foods fan shows how — with a touch of ingenuity and a bit of effort — you can turn a block of dandelion weeds into a delicious, nutritious and heartwarming tea. All while doing your bit for community service by clearing the land!
Continue reading “Dig dandelions for a scrumptious roasted brew”