Are you getting involved with Organic September? The Soil Association’s annual event is starting very soon, and it’s not too late to get involved. The idea is to promise to change your eating habits slightly for one month and embrace organic produce instead of your standard food. I’ve put together some ideas for you to look over, just in case you need some inspiration.
Visit the Soil Association Website
Why not start with the obvious and visit the Soil Association’s Organic September website? It’s full of brilliant ideas for anyone wanting to embrace the event. Whether you’re looking for a more organic garden, dinner plate, or just a few meal ideas, there is plenty there to get you in the mood. It will also give you an outline of all the special events that will be taking place up and down the country, so make sure you check it out.
Get an Organic Veg Box
Never experienced the delights of having fresh organic produce delivered to your doorstep every week? Then why not give it a go next month? There are plenty of options out there, from local farmers and independent sellers to the likes of Abel & Cole. One thing I would say is, make sure that any service you use actually uses local produce. The organic culture isn’t just about the type of food you eat; it’s also about where it grows. Choosing local produce cuts down on the amount your food travels, which reduces its carbon footprint.
Make Your Own Popcorn
This one’s great for doing with the kids, and once you have tried it you won’t want to buy the packaged stuff ever again. If you grow corn, then grab some from your garden - otherwise, get some from your local organic grocer. You can sun dry it, or heat up the ears in the oven for a while. Once they are done, use a corn sheller to scrape the dried kernels off. You can do it by hand, but it is a long process, so I really would advise using a sheller. You can find out more about them at cornsheller.net. Then it’s just a case of adding some butter and organic oil, heating them up and waiting for the pops. It’s a delicious treat and great for all the family.
Have an Organic ‘Come Dine With Me.'
Why not get your friends involved and try a few Come Dine With Me parties? It’s the perfect way to add a little spice to Organic September, and will make you think about embracing organic food a lot more than you have before. You could do it for fun, or even have a prize for the best chef. Perhaps a year’s supply of organic veggies from your favourite supplier?
Use Organic Beauty Products
Organic September isn’t just about food - it’s about embracing the whole lifestyle. So, maybe it’s a good chance to cast aside you old chemically-based beauty products and start using organics? You never know, after the month is out, perhaps your skin will be in such good shape there will be no going back!
I’d love to hear about what you are getting up to during Organic September - let me know and let’s share all your great ideas!