Food Passport to Cirencester
25th February 2014
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We're very fortunate in Cirencester to have such a strong independent food scene - from the Charter and Farmer's Market to our grocers and butchers and not forgetting our independent eateries that mean you can always find something to eat whatever you fancy.

Over the last 12 months I have started to try and support local businesses by buying local. At the same time I've reduced my food budget as I need to be saving the pennies! It's not always easy (and sometimes I end up in a supermarket on a Sunday having run out of time in the week) but when I do manage to get into town for my shopping I'm always surprised I can shop on my budget. Shopping locally I find I have less waste as I buy exactly what I need and my meals are full of flavour!

Most importantly for me though is the enjoyment I get from strolling around our markets and talking to our independent retailers - you don't get that from a self check out machine! 

Over the next 6 months I will share my experiences of buying local on this blog to link in with the seasonal recipes coming out of the Food Passport to Cirencester.

Pop back on Friday to download the first recipe card by Laurence of The Little Green Wiggly Machine.

Hannah, Cirencester Community Development Trust

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Hannah S

Member since: 4th February 2014

Hannah lives and works in Cirencester, Gloucestershire and loves the incredible people, produce and shops that create a vibrant local scene. You can often find Hannah browsing the markets and lanes of...

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