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Making Local Food Work Final Newsletter – November 2013

The final newsletter of Making Local Food Work – a reflection from Plunkett’s Chief Executive, Peter Couchman.
 
Making Local Food Work was a bold decision by the Big Lottery Fund to support communities who wanted to take ownership of where their food comes from. more...

The Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery: Food and Markets

Symposium dates: 11-13 July 2014

St Catherine’s College, Oxford.

Food and Markets: Call for Papers

The Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery is an annual, weekend-long conference on food, its culture and its history. more...

Farmers Markets in the Post-Industrial City

Farmers Markets in the Post-Industrial City by Kathleen Bubinas

City & Society Volume 23, Issue 2, pages 154–172, December 2011

Special Issue: Sustainability in the City: Ethnographic Approaches

[Keywords: Farmers market, informal economy, post-industrial city, consumer behaviour, middle class]

Abstract

A new politics of consumption is evident in the economic behavior of educated, middle-class baby-boomer women no longer willing to accept a food culture prescribed for them by the global food establishment.

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The American Omnivore’s Dilemma: Who Constructs “Organic” Food?

The American Omnivore’s Dilemma: Who Constructs “Organic” Food? by Janet Chrzana

Published in: Food and Foodways, Volume 18, Issue 1 & 2 January 2010 , pages 81 – 95

Abstract

In the process of starting a farmers market I have been confronted with many differing ideas about organic and sustainable food, from sources as varied as farmers and regulatory agencies to consumers and market volunteers.

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