Intensive farming is big business. Demand outstrips supply, and with this comes not only growing produce out of season but also in huge quantities. To achieve this often requires growth hormones and antibiotics, which can cause many animals to be overdeveloped and deformed, in order to produce more milk or appear plumper.
Nottinghamshire's heritage is rich and varied. Our heroes are legendary and our innovations have helped change the world. From well loved outlaw Robin Hood to literary great Lord Byron and influential Pilgrim Fathers. From footballing hero Brian Clough to international designer Paul Smith.
And let's not forget the Bramley apple, HP Sauce, Ibuprofen, the Raleigh Chopper, shin guards, and MRI scanning, all originated from Nottinghamshire.
A waterside walk is the perfect way to pass an afternoon, and the villages along Nottinghamshire's rivers and canals provide a pleasant stop. For example, West Stockwith, Nottinghamshire's most northerly outpost, was a busy little inland port in the canal era. These days the modern marina is a centre for leisure - and the Chesterfield Canal is popular with walkers.
Nottingham's Regional Food Market - held in Old Market Square - takes place on the third Friday and Saturday of every month from 9am to 4pm.
Teaming up with Nottingham City Council, East Midlands Fine Foods bring top quality food and drink to the newly redeveloped square. Fine food and drink producers can take part in the monthly markets using stalls provided by the City Council.