A Greek Philosophy: Lamb and Feta Stew

02/12/2014

Good afternoon farmhoppers! The kitchen is smelling divine here at Seedcamp. As per our introduction to Urbangrains, we have channelled our inspiration and dreams of warmer climates into a tasty and light…

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Farmhopping welcomes Urbangrains

28/11/2014

As the cold weather starts to creep into London, the farmhopping team are reminiscing about our long gone summer holidays. While we clasp our morning lattes (extra foam for Rossi), memories of perfect beach hair and salty skin are becoming foggy faster than the tube’s windows that carry us to and from the office everyday. However, our ray of hope has arrived in the perfect forms of silky smooth olive oils, tangy relishes and fluffy feta. Please welcome to the farmhopping family–…

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We are hungry

12/10/2014

Since we have been accepted in Seedcamp our journey has been both tough and inspiring in equal measures. We landed in London on the 05th of September with no place to live, a lean budget and big dreams. The past month has been like a blur, time speeding at a fast pace, trying to prove to the world that we can make it happen. We stopped measuring time in hours, but rather used milestones. We crashed at friends homes, couchsurfing between places, spent the weekends at the farmer markets and on the…

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Walking around the farmer markets in London

06/10/2014

  Ever since our UK team landed in London, we have been feeling overwhelmed with tasty temptations, amazed by this sea of endless opportunities for enthusiastic foodies. There is indeed an amazing and healthy something for every taste waiting around each and every corner, but nothing compares to farmers’ markets. We almost visited them all, determined to find the best producers out there, and you can’t just go and look, you sure have to taste for yourself. The farmers smile at you and…

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All Fruits to the Jars!

30/09/2014

Now that autumn has descended over us with certainty, it might be time to rethink not just our wardrobe, but also our menu. Eating by the season might seem less convenient than filling your basket with the year-round, symmetrically-shaped tomatoes at the supermarket, but it sure is tastier, natural, better for your health and for local economy.  Nature, once again, does the right thing by providing us with a varying menu. Diversity is there because everything in nature has its purpose and its…

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Back to School

14/09/2014

farmhopping wishes a great start of the school year to all the little farmhoppers out there. We use the occasion to turn to their caring mothers, hoping this 15th of September marks a better start - one that is greener, healthier and more sustainable. There is nothing worse than peer pressure. What power does a mother have to fight with the temptations of the chocolate bars, shiny wrappers and one-meter-long chewing gums. At least that’s what was hip during our childhood, who knows what’s…

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Mission London

06/09/2014

We are proud to announce our team is now on the move, conquering new lands, overcoming new heights. After some extensive research and preparation, we are ready to launch in London! The team is now divided between the two location, but the enthusiasm is more than doubled, so no worries, we’ll keep on doing our best wherever we are. We hope you wish us luck, although we sure know a little something about connecting farmers with the people of the city. And how different could that be in the UK. And…

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Month of Wine

01/09/2014

We dedicate this article to a new initiative of ours, one that we hope will turn into a tradition. Every first week of the month, we will introduce the “product of the month” aiming at getting the word out about a product that is suitable for the season. We plan to tell you its story, because we believe that it is crucial to know the origin of our food. That is because, well, we are what we eat. You might not think food is representative of your religious, cultural, and ethical beliefs, or…

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Veggies and the Stars - On Biodynamic Farming

25/08/2014

We sure have talked about a closed loop and holistic approach to pretty much every human activity, yet, now we go one step further with biodynamic farming. This type of agricultural approach goes beyond the simple prescription of not using any artificial chemicals. It is not about rules and prescriptions at all, it is a holistic (i.e. full or big picture) look on farming; one of the first sustainable movements, yet, so logical in its origin. It takes a comprehensive perspective by including the treatment…

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Veal Done Right: Just to Make Sure You Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew

18/08/2014

Cooking veal takes more than just intuition, but can’t go without it. Some instructions sure come handy, so do take notes. We start with the logical, though often ignored, golden rule #1 - know where your food comes from. You sure don’t want it travelling 3 continents, frozen for three years. Even fresh veal isn’t straightforward, so here comes rule #2 - set it aside for 5 days or so. If you ever did your best in the kitchen, followed your gut and still got it wrong (i.e. it took a…

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