Hazel Roberts offers some healthy options for foodies to ‘buy local’.
If your New Year’s Resolution includes a promise to improve the way you eat then deciding to buy local is a good way to go.
One way to achieve this is by attending farmers’ markets. In and around Milton Keynes there are several thriving markets – in Olney, Wolverton, Stony Stratford, Newport Pagnell and Woburn and, slightly further afield, Winslow.
Olney also has a market once a week that offers a good range of local food and other goods. A handful of local foodies can be found every Saturday in Odell’s Yard in Stony Stratford, and every Friday there is a community market in the Old Bath House in Wolverton.
Fans of street food can now look forward to regular monthly events. To keep informed about when and where these take place and which food options will be on offer it is worth following Eat Street MK, Sunday Streetfood Sessions and Newport Pagnell Streetfood on social media.
Farm shops also offer a range of local food and drink away from the mainstream. Take a look at Wharf Distillery & Deli in Potterspury, Hunters Farm Shop on Watling Street, Pastures Farm in Yardley Hastings and Pecks Farm Shop in Leighton Buzzard.