Bute Produce Transfer News!
Oct08

Bute Produce Transfer News!

For over a decade Fyne Futures Ltd has operated Bute Produce at a site known locally as Ashfield.  It was August 2008 when Fyne Futures Ltd entered into an “in kind” lease agreement with Mount Stuart Trust (Bute Estates Ltd) for 6 acre site known locally as Ashfield. The objective was to grow local seasonal produce that would be affordable to the local community and to respond to an emerging trend for food with a low carbon footprint....

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What can you do about Global Warming? – Food Theme
May29

What can you do about Global Warming? – Food Theme

There is growing and greater awareness of our global food supply chain.  This can make it difficult to choose local and seasonal from lack of availability at supermarkets.  Have you considered growing your own food?  Lowering the carbon food print by learning to produce your own food can be daunting and very rewarding. The way to self-sufficiency is about taking small actions that build over time.  The good thing...

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What can you do about global warming – food theme?
May08

What can you do about global warming – food theme?

We ran a survey during October to find out what attitudes and behaviours are prevalent on Isle of Bute linking decision about food and impact on climate change.  The results were heartening, and we think useful to those who make up the supply for Isle of Bute. 61.9% of responses strongly agreed that it was important to them to know that producers were local to them. Many people are conscious of what food is in season and are able...

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The Hungry Gap – It’s almost over!
Mar28

The Hungry Gap – It’s almost over!

Spring in  Scotland is a wonderful time, with four seasons in one day, the best thing to do is be ready with the camera.  However, on a wet Saturday when it is blowing a gale and a bit of comfort is needed, why not explore your kitchen and see what something out of nothing you can create. Daughter and I had such a weekend, and in the freezer under a bag of breadcrumbs (more about that later) we discovered some hidden gems!  Summer is...

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Ah Say, Boy, Boy – what do you do when you have one chicken leg left over?
Dec17

Ah Say, Boy, Boy – what do you do when you have one chicken leg left over?

You look in the fridge and wrapped in cling film is the left-over chicken leg, saved from landfill!  Now what?  Often when we have good intentions with leftovers they just become a space filler on the fridge shelf and then our good intentions come to naught, when, with no inspiration, in the bin the food goes!  Does that sound familiar?  Or are you one of those creative culinaries who can take any ingredient and produce a stunning...

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