For those of you who happen to be in or near Glasgow the week-end of September 20-21 the Soil Association Scotland offers the 3rd Edition of their yearly Organic Food Festival.
The event takes place at Old Fruitmarket and Ramshorn Theatre in Glasgow's Merchant City.
They made the general admission free this year.
Why the * after free you might ask?
Because some of the cooking classes and lectures are not.
Check the list and buy tickets for these few sessions under Special Events.
As for the free stuff, amongst those I would check if I was there are (descriptions are theirs):
Don't panic - it's organic! - Soil Association Scotland
Soil Association Scotland staff will be on hand to answer questions and shoot the organic breeze about all things food and farming related. (on Saturday)
Apple juicing - John Hancox
A chance to make and taste apple juice made from Scottish-grown apples. Or bring along and press your own washed windfalls. John Hancox, of The Scottish Children's Orchard, works with schools, communities and landowners, encouraging them to plant orchards for the future.
Smoothie bike - Soil Association Scotland
Pedal your way to smoothie heaven on our funky, colourful smoothie bike. We'll supply the fruit – you supply the pedal power to create your very own tasty drink! With delicious organic ingredients generously donated by Grow Wild.
Chain reaction - Claire Taylor
Did you know how many things are connected to food and farming? Energetic educationalist Claire Taylor uses a variety of activities and props to help children aged 7-11 find out more about the links between the food we eat, the environment and the community.
As you see fun and family friendly activities.
A great pick for the Consumed to Thrifty crowd