Environment & Ethics (Lucy Pinching) A huge thank you to everyone who came along today- it was such a fantastic afternoon. Congratulations to Team 'C'- Oli Koo and Jeannette Smith- who won the cook-off with a delicious goat curry. Commiserations to Teams 'A' and 'B'- Emma Pearson and Sam Love, and Catherine Lusher and Julia Doyle), whose soup and risotto weren't far behind in the votes. The whole event was a great testament to the quality of Oxford's local produce. Make sure that you check out the East Oxford Market up the Cowley Road on a Saturday morning (http://www.eastoxfordmarket.org.uk/), the Gloucester Green weekly market on a Wednesday (http://www.oxford.gov.uk/PageRender/decLP/GloucesterGreenMarket.htm), and the fantastic veg, meat and cheese sold in the Covered Market (which is currently under threat- sign the petition at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-the-covered-market/) If you want more details about buying locally, check out Merton's Green Guide, which is in the E&E section of the website! We also sold a great amount of Fairtrade goods, thanks to the lovely people at St Michael's on Cornmarket St. (http://www.fairtradeatstmichaels.co.uk/), and all our loaves from Cornfield Bakery were a huge success. They'll be at the Gloucester Green Farmers' Market which is held on the first and third Thursday of every month if you'd like to try some (http://www.skettsfarmersmarkets.co.uk/). Their bread, and the other fantastic, local produce was sourced from The People's Supermarket, which you should really check out as they are doing an amazing job, and need your support. (http://www.facebook.com/TPSOxford?ref=stream&hc_location=timeline) Another massive thanks to all who came, and make sure you hit me up if you missed out on your free shower timer!
Environment & Ethics (Lucy Pinching) Don't forget to head down to the E&E Fair in the JCR today between 1.30 and 4.30 for some great food, entertainment, and the chance to nab your very own shower timer (!) For those of you who missed it, here's the programme for today: 1.30- 4.30, Merton JCR 1.30-2.30 Merton Cook-off- 4 teams of promising chefs battle it out to win your vote for the best locally-sourced meal in the room! Get ready to taste the best food that Oxfordshire has to offer... 2-4 Swishing- swap your unwanted clothes, books and DVDs for tokens which you can convert into a whole new wardrobe... Haven't brought anything back? No fear, you can purchase items at low prices, with all donations going to the charity. 3.40-4.00 'Did I fritter away the JCR's money on a trip to South Africa just to complain about climate change?' (featuring Merton's very own Luke Hughes) Excitingly, we'll also be selling some delicious Fairtrade goods, including Divine chocolate, some exciting teas, dried fruit and nuts, alongside some great products from The People's Supermarket. If you want to drop off goods for the Swishing, bring them along anytime from 11, just make sure they're there by 2.