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Food Matters

Other issues around food. Why it's important. Comments, arguments and debates.

484 8922 Salt beef rolled or unrolled?
Current Issues

The place for a lively debate on a current issue in the news.

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River Cottage Australia

This is your one-stop forum for everything Australian. The new TV series, exclusive to The LifeStyle Channel on Foxtel, will debut on Thursday 27 June, 2013. In the eight-parter, Hugh will hand the River Cottage baton to an Australian counterpart – form

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Fruit and Vegetables

All things to do with fruit, vegetables and herbs.... planning, sowing, propagating, growing, planting, pruning, picking, hardening off, varieties, sources of seed.....

4381 33649 O.M.G. My first fennel!!
Managing The Land

Everything about looking after the land..... hedgelaying, stockproofing, creating and managing meadows, when to cut, creating a pond.......

1478 13264 HELP !!

Everything to do with our feathered friends.....getting started with chickens, shelters, feed, varieties and general advice..........

7456 49067 Free Range Goose for Christmas

All matters porcine.....starting up with pigs, keeping them, choosing a breed, shelter, food, problems and advice.....

3308 27389 Ifor Williams P6e Livestock Trailer and Kawasaki Mule for Sale
Other Livestock

Cows, sheep, goats, and all other animals.....starting up with, keeping, choosing, housing, feeding.....

2439 19605 Goats in Shetland?
Wild Food and The Marine Larder

Where to forage, hedgerow greens and herbs, where to fish, hunting and shooting, catching shellfish, skinning rabbits.....

2904 30255 What do people's smokers look like going to build one smoking meats and veg chillis
Processing and Other Crafts

Turning your resources into something else.....meat curing, sausage making, brewing, making chutney, building a smoker, weaving and dyeing, ......

3298 28885 Proscuitto target weight reached early


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Seasonal Recipes

Anything to do with the fun part, eating and drinking. Comments on Hugh's recipes, plenty of your own.

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What's Good Now and What Can I Be Doing

What's in season, what's happening in nature, what are people making the most of currently. Seasonal opportunities....what can i be planting out now, harvesting, seasonal fishing and hedgerow feasts....

62 1031 what smallholdings can grow an produce

The River Cottage Community

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What's on. Hugh's stuff, other interesting events and happenings. When and where things we like are on - anything from TV showings or food festivals to book signings or farmers markets.

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The Road To River Cottage

What do you think of Hugh's steps? Where are you on the road?

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River Cottage Farmers Market

Want to buy, sell or give away any poultry, pigs or other livestock, Got a glut of eggs or half a pig to sell? Know how to service a tractor? Looking for an experienced hedgelayer or a man with a mole plough? - Advertise them here

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The Seed Exchange

Request or offer seeds for swapping

22 145 British Produce Swap

The place for River Cottage related chat that doesnt fit elsewhere

5298 118511 Bargain..

A section for reviews. Please add your reviews to the relevant thread. You can add your own too - ie. Books, food products - it's up to you.

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Introduce Yourself

Please use this forum to introduce yourself to the community. Only one post each please.

49 223 Hi All! My name is Esther!

The River Cottage Directory

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Hugh's Bookmarks

Comments on Hugh's links, suggestions of your own links and other resources that might be useful.

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Where to Eat...

Have you found somewhere with wonderful seafood, fantastic local produce, perhaps a cafe with something different? Let us all know...

293 957 Trebarwith Strand
Where to Find Great Produce...

Have you found a great supplier of excellent produce? Somewhere selling unusual fruit and vegetables, or a tasty local beer? Let the forum know of anywhere you rate

361 1222 Organic meat/chicken Manchester
Where to Find....

...just about anything else. Know where to find the parts for a homemade smoker, an unusual chicken house, secondhand meat slicers? Here's the place to let us know

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How to....

A series of How to do ….anything River Cottage related.

251 2147 Fishing Trips in Alaska
Grow Your Own

The place to chat about Landshare, Rocket Gardens and growing your produce.

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