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he summer is winding on towards harvest time, traditionally a time in which the


community comes together to celebrate the abundance of crops that have been grown during the summer season. Abbots in Transition will be marking harvest


time with a community market day at the Henderson Hall on Saturday morning, September 17, from 10.30am to 12pm. Tables are available for hire at a nominal


charge of £5 for a whole table 1.8 metres by 75cm or £2.50 for a half table, from which you (or your community group) can sell home grown surplus produce (veg or fruit) or other home made items such as jams, preserves, honey, lemon curd, home baked cakes or savouries. All takings will be yours on the day and you


decide the prices. We believe that with oil and other fossil fuels


rapidly moving towards ―peak‖ (maximum global production) we need to start strengthening local food production networks now so that we have a feasible alternative to global systems and long, fragile supply chains, which are extremely vulnerable to rising fuels costs and political relations between producer nations. Wouldn‘t it be good to be free of these concerns


and live in a village which is confident in its ability to meet it own food needs? The good news is that Abbots Langley


community is producing a lot of its own food already and this event is about drawing our attention to this fact and making some of this food available to all. To book a table contact Caroline on 01923


268381 as soon as possible to secure one before they all go. Several local groups and schools are using this


event as a fundraising opportunity and also, in the process, supporting the good sense and health benefits of local food networks. If you do not wish to book a table please come


along on the day to this free entry event, bring your own bags and see for yourself how much


‘Wouldn’t it be


good to live in a village which is confident in its ability to meet it own food needs?’


better local food tastes, having not lost its taste and nutritional qualities in transit from distant locations. We would encourage you to tell your neighbours and friends about this event and make good use of it either as a seller or buyer. We believe it is vital to try to build something


that will preserve the resourcefulness of our community. If we can


succeed in doing this our children and grandchildren will thank us for in the years to come.


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