In this issue: Trading Tales · Update from the Food Policy Council · Blaise Walled Kitchen Garden · New of the Traders’ Food Waste and Recycling Initiative · A Golden Summer of Fun · Project SOS · Lost Crops of the Incas Growing at Bristol Botanic Garden · Community Farm News · Southmead Community Fruit Garden · The Better Food Festival · Horfield Organic Community Orchard · Feed Bristol’s Wild Summer Days · Sims Hill update · What’s New from River Cottage Canteen · Policy Matters: How an EV consultation can benefit Bristol · Raw deal for children in UK restaurants· Events · Courses & Training · Publications · Odds & Ends · Regular Things

You know that the weather is back to (what passes for) the English normal when you’ve had to dig out your dusty copy of What will I do with all those courgettes?, the cupboards are full of jars of improbable pickles, and the demijohns are bubbling away with unlikely flavours. Also flourishing are community festivals and ‘village shows’ – why not celebrate your own harvest by joining-in with Bristol’s celebrations?

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Download Bristol’s local food update September-October 2013 here.

Please visit the Bristol Local Food Directory!