Last Saturday (October 2nd) Taunton Transition Town celebrated the harvest with the Abundant Taunton event at the Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre. Citizens of Taunton could enjoy a drink of freshly squeezed apple juice made from apples picked for free from all the locally available trees in the area.
You could learn simple methods to smoke vegetables, meat and fish and how to make a simple apple wine with wine tasting included!
Many added to our free food map of Taunton which you can access online - http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=117552551291077348239.00047046780868b2e3915
Check out where you can find your nearest apple tree or hazlenut. Someone even divulged the location of an almond tree!
Somerset Community Food were there to map all the local areas of food production including community gardens, orchards and allotments. If you know of a local allotment or community garden please sign into the online resource Food Mapper - www.foodmapper.org.uk and map it now! The idea is get all the areas currently used by the community for food production mapped in one place to gain information about supply and demand for land for food. The plan is to get more land in Somerset into the production of food for the local people. Please sign in today and map that allotment. If you own land that maybe could be used by the community map that too!