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Promoting Togetherness with a ‘Loaf of Love’

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In these troubled times, is there someone near you who is maybe feeling a little less safe just now?  Small actions of togetherness can mean a lot.

” Feeling powerless last Monday, so did what I can do – baked a ‘Loaf of Love’ for our Polish neighours. They are worried, so are we. My partner and I said when we popped by with our offering that we are horrified by what is happening in the country. I cried. Their little girls liked the heart. #‎Togetherness‬ 

Loaf of Love

PS: They’ve said it was delicious!

Michelle

The EU Referendum Result, Togetherness and the Business of Bread

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Planet Leicester Bakers has been created and carefully nurtured with very clear aims and principles.  At the very core of the business is a desire to use and exploit a common, much loved food stuff, to bring people together.  People from differing communities of common interest, not just those identified by ethnic or religious characteristics.  To build strength, mutual support, togetherness and understanding.

Exploiting bread to bring communities together

Exploiting bread to bring communities together

Along the way it is an opportunity to raise awareness of modern food production, to encourage people to question the food choices they make, and to empower people to take more control over their food and therefore their health and wellbeing; food really is the most basic stuff of life.

Not only that. For me, and therefore my very small business, to be truly part of a wide, diverse community demands building understanding and working together. It’s a no-brainer.  Whether that is at local, national, European or global level. And by doing so you reap benefits for yourself and others. Read More

Footy and Bread: Bringing the City Together

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Wild - The wild yeast, named 'Claudio', built from fine Italian flour

We’re Backing the Blues next Friday 29th April!  It’s a day for the whole city, and county, to get behind the Leicester City football team as we reach the climax of an amazing Premiership season.  Will they do it?  Who knows!  But the tension is mounting and the Leicester Mercury is promoting a day of support and appreciation for Signor Ranieri’s team.  So what is Planet Leicester Bakers doing? Read More

Local honey in local bread for local people

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People who’ve worked with me  over the years probably know how much I value a bit of collaboration.  There is so much to be gained from teaming up in any way possible, big or small, with like-minded folk who share your ambitions.  And especially those working in different areas with different skills who make you look at things a little, well, differently.

Local honey from Leicestershire/Derbyshire border country.

Local honey from Leicestershire/ Derbyshire border country.

So I’m delighted to have met with The Bee Farmer, David McDowell, based up on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border country around Ashby de la Zouch.  Read More

Nothing ‘faux’ about School of Artisan Food

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I spent part of my childhood in Nottingham, but had never heard of the Welbeck Estate, and certainly not the more recently established School of Artisan Food, until I started on this bready journey.  I can now firmly say it’s a corker of a place – and if you ever have the chance to try one of their courses, on last week’s evidence I’d say ‘Do!’ – it’s the real deal.

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2016: A Happy, Bready, Tasty New Year!

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So much happened for Planet Leicester Bakers in 2015 that it’s hard to imagine 2016 being even better – but it will be!

Looking back, 2015 was the first full calendar year for the start-up, with tremendously exciting developments.  Securing a place on the Lloyds Bank Programme with the School for Social Entrepreneurs was a major achievement. Coupled with the launch of the flagship ‘Sharing Bread’ community project it made for busy times.

Sharing Bread has been wonderful.  Every group has embraced the sessions with laughter.  We now have over 50 Silver Star Planet Leicester Bakers and 7 Gold Stars from all corners of Leicestershire.

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Welcome

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Welcome to the new Planet Leicester Bakers site!  Comments and feedback always welcome – click on the post title to take you to the form.  Thanks for visiting!