National Vegetarian Week goes green

Friday 23 March, 2007

National Vegetarian weekThis year's National Vegetarian Week is taking the environment as its main theme. The event, which runs from May 21-27 and is in its fifteenth year, is promoting the joys of seasonal meals that cut down on food miles.


Organiser The Vegetarian Society has published a new recipe collection, Season to Taste, to mark the week - available at or by calling 0161 925 2000.

The booklet contains 12 monthly recipes, including May's offering: Warm New Potato and Asparagus Salad featuring English asparagus, walnuts and goat's cheese.

Another publication comes out in May. The book will explain why vegetarians' meat and fish-free lifestyle impacts on the environment though reduced greenhouses gases, water pollution and land use.

The rocketing popularity of box schemes - local, organic food delivered direct to the home - is a reflection of growing consumer interest in cutting down on "food miles" and supporting loyal producers.


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