5 Ideas For a Special Easter

02/04/2015

So the holidays are almost here, huh? What we usually do when we have many days-off lined one after the other is to succumb to our escalating levels of laziness and spent all of our free time eating and…

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Organic Easter Lamb Roast Recipe

28/03/2015

Here at farmhopping HQ in London we're feverishly preparing for the upcoming Easter holiday! Spring is already here and we're delighted that Easter is so early this year since we can't wait to indulge ourselves with a delicious lamb roast garnished with plenty of organic vegetables. While searching for the perfect recipe, we came across this nice (and quite healthy) option. All you need for the perfect festive meal this Easter is some organic lamb, lots of organic vegetables and…

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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 Greek classic. So, rather than give in to the cold weather all together and reach for the nearest carb-heavy winter standard, below is a recipe we have adapted from Olive Magazine, it incorporates beautiful and healthy Mediterranean products. A Greek Lamb and Feta Stew 1-2 hours, Serves…

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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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Organic farm "The Island" - a cup of health

01/04/2014

When was the last time you had a nice cup of natural tea? and I don’t mean the one from the supermarket, where you don’t know what is it there in the tea bag, but a Real one - from the field or the mountain? This kind of herbal elixir that combines taste, healthy and energizing effect  is really hard to find. Fortunately we found it for you - meet our new farm “The Island”. What they produce is herbs and tea, under the “Tronka” trade mark. The farm is situated…

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BIOPESTICIDES

23/09/2013

Me again, dears :) As discussed here last week, pesticides are extremely harmful to human health and the environment. So shouldn`t we ask ourselves what`s the alternative? Biopesticides. They offer powerful tools to create a new generation of sustainable agriculture products – biopesticides are less toxic, affect only the target pest, and dissolve quickly. So, logical as always, I decided they definitely deserve an article and here we go. Source Biopesticides are pesticides derived from…

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How much pesticides cost us

20/09/2013

Hello again! As promised, here we go further exploring the harmful effects pesticides have on our health and environment. Currently, there are more than 1,055 active ingredients registered as pesticides, which are put together to produce over 20,000 pesticide products that are being marketed in the United States. However, pesticide resistance is increasing. In the 1940s, U.S. farmers lost only 7% of their crops to pests. Since the 1980s, loss has increased to 13%, even though more pesticides are being…

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THE MOST CONTAMINATED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, Part 2

30/08/2013

Hi, dears, here I am with the promised second part on what foods should be avoided at any cost – and the cost is not as high as you might think, actually. As discussed in last week`s article, the good fellas at the Environmental Working Group compile a list of the most contaminated fruits and vegetables. They do it every year and usually tree fruits, berries, leafy greens dominate the list. Last week we published the 12 worst choices you could go for when shopping conventional produce, now let`s…

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THE 12 MOST CONTAMINATED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

23/08/2013

Dears, dears, dears… it hurts on so many levels to say it, even think about it, but here: summer is almost over. Terribly soon we will all be back to normal, meaning city life will suck us in its unforgiving pattern, you know the drill; office, home, friends, weekend trips, bar odysseys, nights to remember and days to forget. I`m quite positive going back to normal for you includes being more conscious about what you eat; judging from experience, the summer somehow always ruins the carefully…

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NATURAL MAKE UP

16/08/2013

Hello, hello, happy yet another beautiful summer day We discussed taking really good care of your skin; applying only safe products and wearing clothes made of organic fabrics will keep it healthy and beautiful. Of course natural beauty is the one best thing to go for, but every now and then we all want to look absolutely fabulous, so what do we turn to then? Make up. So, the subject of green beauty would just somehow be unfinished if we don`t say a few words about how to be on the safe side with all…

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