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Inspirations: food from waste

What great inspiration. Two excellent stories transforming waste into food.

the magic jug

Every now and then you come across an idea that keeps on reappearing in different guises.  An idea I keep stumbling across right now is growing mushrooms on food waste.  Spent coffee grounds, to be  specific.

Here in Bath, our friend Hugh Prentice started a business (Fungi Fruits) last year growing oyster mushrooms in the vaults underneath the Farmers Market at Green Park.  He and colleagues cycle round the numerous coffee shops of Bath collecting their grounds, and transform them into delicious mushrooms, which they then sell on to local restaurants and hotels and of course to us at the Farmers Market.

Forget food miles, we’re talking food feet (or metres if you prefer).

Then for Christmas, younger son and daughter-in-law gave us a kit to grow our own (oyster) mushrooms on coffee grounds.

We’re looking forward to our first harvest later this week.

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Brilliant, and all very…

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