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Retail Therapy with Canny Food

After writing about the farm shop at Brocksbushes Farm I thought about all the great little stores we have in Newcastle and the surrounding areas that I’ve enjoyed visiting recently. I decided to do a round up post of some…
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Brocksbushes Farm

Now that summer is officially here (I think!), I wanted us to try out strawberry picking. It was something I always wanted to do as a child but never did. It is also one of the few foodie activities we…
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The Staiths Food Market, Gateshead

An inaugral food market was held at Gateshead historic Staiths structure. The brainchild of Liz Hall and Sally Vleugels, who have developed the concept in association with the TWBPT (Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust), The Staiths Food Market will be…
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Proper Food Festival 2016

The Proper Food Festival season began in South Shields the last Bank Holiday weekend in May. A free event, which this year is held across four different locations, has been a successful addition to the North East food market roster. The festival is…
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Homemade Dairy-free Freakshakes

It’s very clear from the number of posts on the Canny Food blog that we’re fans of milkshakes (see our recent post about Saucy Burger’s Freakshakes here). I’ve felt quite guilty that this is something only the Teen and I…
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Newcastle Vegan Festival – Photo Diary

Last weekend we made a special trip to the Old Assembly Rooms for the annual Newcastle Vegan Festival. I ensured we had empty tummies so we could fully appreciate all the wonderful food stalls in attendance. I heard a few…
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Cosy Crow & Fare Share North East

Norman is 92 years old and lives alone. He’s reasonably active compared to others of a similar age, and still drives round in his Robin Reliant. Two days a week he pops into his local community centre, situated on Split…
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The Best Coffee Shops in Newcastle

It’s #coffeeweek, so I thought I’d create a list of the best places to grab a cuppa round the Toon. I don’t drink the stuff, but during my university years I worked as a Barista so I know a thing or…
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The Gateshead Foodbank

Although the blog is about dining out, we do talk a lot in our household about food waste, sustainability and those less fortunate than ourselves. We’ve posted about a pay-as-you-feel food night that was designed to use up food waste…
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