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Sussex Food & Drink Awards Lewes Farmers' Market have been nominated in the Best Farmers' Market once again. If you would like to vote for us please visit the website www.sussexfoodawards.biz

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Resources

  • Can Farmers' Markets Improve Access to Fresh Local Produce for Families on Low Incomes? Anne-Marie Bur Common Cause Co-operative, 1999, 9pp. (Free) (Download PDF doc)
  • An Evaluation of Three Farmers' Markets in Lewes Anne-Marie Bur, Topsy Jewell, and Katharine Rayner, Common Cause Co-operative, 1999, 53pp. (Download PDF doc)
  • An Evaluation of Two Village Produce Markets. Rolvenden and Broad Oak Brede. John Russell and Kate Hart Common Cause Co-operative, 2002
    (Download PDF doc)
  • The Friendly Vegetable Book Tina Deubert Common Cause Co-op, 2004 40pp. (OUT OF STOCK) (Download PDF doc)
  • Healthy Eating Initiatives and Food Provision in Primary and Secondary Schools Anita Tull Common Cause Co-op, 2001, 136pp. (OUT OF STOCK)
  • Local Sussex Meat. Where to find it and How to Buy it. Report and Directory. Compiled by Steve Newman for Common Cause Co-operative 2005 (Download Report and Directory)
  • Local Produce Survey, Lewes Area Lucy Alston Common Cause Co-operative, 2005 (Download PDF doc)
  • Reducing Food Miles: Forging Better Links Between Food Producers and Village Shops in Sussex Anne-Marie Bur SRCC, 38pp. (OUT OF STOCK)

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Welcome to Common Cause, a Lewes based, not for profit social enterprise, that promotes the local economy by supporting sustainable farming and facilitates wider access to local foods and direct access to involvment in growing food. You can become a member of Common Cause Co-operative and help support us and your local community by filling in a membership form.
Common Cause was established in 1991 and has initiated or been involved in a wide variety of projects since its beginnings, some of which now continue independently:

 

 
Seedy Saturday Lewes

Another very sucessful event with people bringing and exchanging their saved seeds, talks from Bob Flowerdew and Craig Sams (click names for links to these talks), children's activities with PATINA and Smarter Living Network, willow weaving workshops with Annemarie O'Sullivan, the opportunity for people to join community gardening projects, unusual and usual seeds and plants for sale and one to one gardening advice with Glyndebourne Head Gardener, Kevin Martin. Also delicious lunch time food by Pleasant Stores and cakes made by Hamsey School PTA.

 

 
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Farmers' Market

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Next Markets   Saturday August 2nd and Saturday August 16th

We are very pleased to announce that we have been granted permission to run a second market on the 3rd Saturday of each month, commencing March 15th. it will take on Cliffe Precinct as usual from 9am - 1pm

The market was established in 1997 and has grown to become one of the most vibrant and successful Farmers’ Markets in Sussex

Each month we have nearly 40 producers, offering a wide range of both staple and specialist local produce, plus seasonal guest producers to tie in with the growing year.

The market meets on the first Saturday of each month on Cliffe precinct from 9.am - 1pm

 
Ringmer Orchard News

Tonight Moth Trapping Jobs for Summer 2014

 From 8.30pm with Michael Blencowe of Sussex Wildlife Trust:. Open to everyone, small entrance fee towards costs. 

Harevst 2014

The Discovery apples are ready and the Scrumptious are nearly there. Looks like a good harvest this year so we will be harvesting through September and October. 

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LOAP news
 
LOAP signNext Team Green last Sunday of every month 2 - 4pm
Volunteers needed - join us for gardening tasks and tea.
Find out how the plot works and see if its for you - sharing a growing space
is easier than having your own allotment! 
 
For more details call 470900/07908 063047

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