Winner of Best Educator Category, Urban Food Awards 2014
At Made In Hackney we are passionate about healthy, affordable food that is good for people and planet. Our program adheres to four key principles:
Local. Organic. Seasonal. Plant Based.
Local food is produce grown, processed and packed close to where it is eaten. It could mean food grown in your back garden, within your home county or within the country you reside.
Organic means food grown WITHOUT using harsh chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Organic is often perceived as being expensive (and is in some very overpriced supermarkets) – but it’s possible to eat organic without breaking the bank. Go to Take Action to find out how.
Thanks to supermarket aisles being stuffed with tomatoes, blueberries, courgettes and strawberries all year round most people have forgotten what it means to eat seasonally. In practice it means not buying fresh produce flown in from far-flung lands and instead waiting for the time locally grown fruits and vegetables are naturally ready to be harvested.
Plant-based food means all food items derived directly from plants e.g. vegetables, fruits, pulses, nuts, seeds, grains and berries.