IT WOULD HAVE seemed unthinkable five years ago to even the most optimistic environmentalist, but ‘eating local’ is fast becoming a revolution across the UK. From farmers’ markets to supermarkets, restaurants to box schemes, buying local food from local growers is so widespread it is now almost taken for granted.

It’s important now to ensure that this revolution continues long after the media and the trend-setters have become bored and moved on. In order to do just that, the Plunkett Foundation, a national charity dedicated to improving rural livelihoods through co-operative and social enterprise, ...


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