Here’s a photo from the recent village fête:
Though we eat a lot of vegetarian food to help manage the environmental (and economic) impact of our diet, we’re not vegetarian. And when we eat meat we like to know as much about it’s story as possible. In this case, the lambs were reared by a friend of a friend. We’re not on first name terms, but maybe we will be by this time next year (more likely once I can pronounce a few of the more obscure French names too!).
As for the fête, the social committee organise drinks and dinner for the whole village, who in turn make a contribution to the committee. It’s a lovely community event with the vast majority of the village turning out. In this way, food really can contribute to society.