Tonight, about 70 people got to talk to the people who put some of the food on their plate. At the Manchester institution that is Unicorn Grocery) 7 or 8 local and not quite so local (e.g. Kent) producers gave brief talks about what they do and why they do it. This was followed by an all-too-brief presentation about the Permaculture Institute of El Salvador, one of the projects that Unicorn supports from its 4% fund. Frankly, you can’t have too much permaculture.
This was followed by a chance to graze on samples of the food we’d been told about, and to quaff mulled wine. You could even redeem your two quid ticket against purchases. Result!
Unicorn should seriously consider making this a quarterly event- there is obviously a great hunger (hoho) to put faces to the names to the labels of the good produce on their shelves. In addition, direct links between producers and consumers are going to be what the future looks like (if we have one).
Supported by Artists Project Earth
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