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7 Reasons to Shop Local (when you can)

How I found my love of local Feel free to scroll straight down to the list if you just want to cut to the chase. If you’re of a certain age, you’ll appreciate how the word ‘local’ has come full circle back into being in fashion and desirable. When I was growing up, I had […]

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Derbyshire Gin – Reap & Sow’s Gin Shop

Explore the beautiful gin shop in Barlow, Derbyshire for a full range of gin related gifts from lovely, local, independent small businesses. Barlow is a pretty village situated on the edge of the Peak District, but easily accessible from Chesterfield or Sheffield. Tucked away in the farmyard of Church Farm is the craft distillery and […]

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Days out Local businesses

8 Great Places in and around the Peak District

To celebrate its 70th birthday, I’m sharing 8 fabulous places in and around the Peak District from a local’s perspective, highlighting the lovely, local, indie businesses The Peak District is famed for it’s stunning scenery, and is immensely popular with walkers and cyclists. But there’s more to it than just the great outdoors. There is […]

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Local businesses

Meet the Women Leading Derbyshire’s Eco Businesses

Quick, easy swaps for more sustainable living Many of us are looking to make more eco conscious choices and reduce the amount of waste we create. Although I have started to make some small changes at home, I’m very much beginner so spoke to six local businesswomen in Derbyshire, each running pioneering eco businesses. Between […]

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Food

12 Best Farm Shops in Derbyshire

Farm shops in Derbyshire One reaches a certain age in life when a farm shop becomes wildly exciting. Quality, artisan food? Check. Ethically produced? Check. Sustainable and carbon footprint friendly? Check. Good for the local economy? Check. In an increasingly homogenised world, farm shops are a gateway into a more grounded, authentic way of shopping […]