It’s one of the most frequent issues raised, that it’s just too difficult to eat locally and be vegetarian. Jenny Methven, who runs the Falkland Fife Diet community garden disagrees: “I have now been vegetarian for over thirty five years – from the times when a cheese salad was the only thing available to you if you went out for a meal.
My approach to a vegetarian Fife Diet is not to wear a hair shirt or to make things too difficult. I operate the 80/20 rule ie 80% sourced locally and 20% (at most) sourced elsewhere – ideally within the UK and Europe. As more becomes grown locally we can hopefully reduce this 20%.”
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