Monday, 17 October 2011

Musical Food (organic, get it..?...I'll get me coat)

Root and Branch Organic is a means of bringing fresh, local and organic produce to people in Northern Ireland. Working with key organic farms across NI (Helen’s Bay Organic Gardens, Orchard Organics, Roy Lyttle, Farmlay Eggs and Hamilton Kee) Root and Branch works under the three principals of community, earth and wellbeing; supporting a sustainable, low carbon approach to food production.

Boxes of seasonal fruit, vegetables and eggs varying in size and price (including soup boxes and boxes designed especially for babies and infants) can be purchased online and delivered, but in keeping with the low carbon pledge, customers are offered a discount if they can pick up from collection hubs close to places they would frequently visit anyway, such as the farm shop in Helen’s Bay or Hedonist Hair and St George’s Market in Belfast.

And for those who are in the area this weekend, the Root and Branch Harvest Festival will be taking place this Saturday at Helen’s Bay Organic Gardens, featuring family yoga (thanks to the excellent Flow studio in Belfast) and live music in the afternoon, and Pot Luck organic dinner and Pumpkin Carving in the evening. Doubled up with the following day's conservation event in the Ormeau Park, it's a perfect green way to spend the weekend. For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page.

I’d also recommend checking out their excellent website for more information on produce, deliveries and a blog sharing recipes, nutritional and lifestyle advice. In the meantime, enjoy this Eilis Philips music video filmed in the grounds of the organic garden, from the Root and Branch YouTube channel.

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