Our food group is looking at various ways that we can take action and influence the impact of what we eat.

This is a big topic and we are in the planning stage to  help us focus our efforts, some of our ideas include:

  • Awareness raising for food waste and recycling as this has become a big issue during the pandemic.
  • Markets – what have we got?  What is missing?  Are the producers really ethical?
  • Apple juicing events in the Autumn – along with Settle Victoria Hall and their apple press (coming soon).

Melanie Fryer writes

For people wanting to support Fairtrade for tea/coffee/chocolate etc we have two local suppliers.
Sue Houston will be back with her stall at the Catholic Church Hall, once Covid restrictions allow.  We will update on this.
Alison Tyas can take orders at any time.  Either telephone 01729 822677 or email
Oxfam in Skipton always has a good stock too.
I currently have two black compost bins free to good homes.
Plenty of Rhubarb for the next few months email


Melanie Fryer writes about Skipton Artisan Market which is held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.

Here is what I found yesterday (2 May 2021).


Luc’s Bakery – excellent sourdoughs.

Home made cakes/cheesecakes.

Home made Sticky Toffee Puddings.

Home made Lasagna’s (not every time).

Home made Party Foods – sandwiches/straws etc.

Small jars of jam/chutney.

Pie and Cheese stall but not necessarily local or ethically sourced.

Drinks – gin/beer but not necessarily local.

Non Food



Local Artists.

An artisan market, but not a farmers market.  No farmers selling direct. No meat of any kind, no fruit and veg.  No eggs.  Swillington Organic Farm from Leeds no longer attend.  Good atmosphere, the man who runs it is trying hard.