If you love a good old celebration, then Organic Fortnight is something to stick in your calendar.

Pumpkins at the Bristol Farmers' Market
Pumpkins at the Bristol Farmers’ Market

Taking place from 5th – 20th September the two week campaign will take centre stage to highlight all the great things about organic. Up and down the UK, people in shops, schools, cafes, churches and farms will be hosting events and raising awareness about why organic is the healthy choice, the best for animal welfare and the right thing for the planet.

Sophie Shevlin from the Soil Association says:

“Organic Fortnight is a nationwide campaign highlighting the benefits of organic. This year’s theme focuses on organic values on a budget. Organic is good for us and our planet, is kind to animals and wildlife and allows us make a big difference – simply through the way we shop. With all these benefits, it’s easy to see why organic delivers such good value for money.”

So what can you do to get involved with Organic Fortnight? We are all socialising a bit more at home at the moment, so why not host an organic dinner party where you can pass on your knowledge of organic to your friends? If you’re on a budget then you can follow this guide put together by the Soil Association.

There’s also the Organic Food Festival to get involved in…

Held September 12-13 at Bristol’s scenic Harbourside, the Organic Food Festival is organized in association with the Soil Association and with the generous support of Yeo Valley. It is Europe’s largest showcase of the organic community, with hundreds of organic products, cooking demonstrations with Raymond Blanc and other top chefs, childrens taste workshops and a lively Street Food Bazaar and Organic Bar. Find out more in our feature this month.

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