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La Hamaca – locally grown fruit and vegetables

I stumbled across this place when I called into the Xarxa Consum yesterday. It’s been open for two months and is part of the Barcelona ‘km0‘ (Kilometre Zero) slow food movement: All the produce comes from local co-operatives, and each … Continue reading

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More ‘friendly’ cleaning products:

I wrote about the fabulous Lympha brand of eco-friendly, fair trade cleaning products here, however more recently while researching the post on local independent shops selling ethical products I discovered that my most local of locals actually stocks a different … Continue reading

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In search of Happy Chickens

I love eggs, me. What I don’t love is factory farming of any kind however, and battery hen farming is particularly vile. I visited a battery shed once – brrrrrrrr. When I was little, growing up in the country, we … Continue reading

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My favourite fruit and vegetable stall

When I first lived in Barcelona, way back in 2002, I lived just around the corner from this fantastic hole-in-the-wall fruit and veg stall. Back then the Santa Caterina market was still a building site so it was the obvious … Continue reading

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