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Food Shopping

Well hello there, lovely people. You were promised some more exciting content than you’re used to from the IR website and here it is!One of the challenges a lot of people face when trying to support independent businesses is how they’re going to manage...
Artisan & Farmers Market

Artisan & Farmers Market

Hands up, who’s been to a market recently? OK, so your hand’s still up…who’s been to a market in Caversham recently? I’m going to hedge a bet that there are few of you who think you have the market scene in Reading nailed but...
True Food Co-op

True Food Co-op

Hello again, not long now until that much-needed January pay day! Continuing my theme of helping you do things a little differently in 2018, (if you so desire, it’s not mandatory!) today I’m reminding you about a fabulous shop that’s tucked away in...
Cuppies ‘n’ Cream

Cuppies ‘n’ Cream

Have you ever sunk your teeth into a cake that was just so perfect you almost didn’t want to eat it because then you’d have no more cake to sink your teeth into? Well, let us introduce the fabulous Natalie Dickinson, the genius behind Cuppies...
Blue Tin Produce

Blue Tin Produce

Hiding just outside Caversham in the village of Ipsden is Blue Tin Produce, a family-run farm and farm shop, specialising in free-range rare breed meets. Independent Reading originally stumbled upon the farm by spotting a field of piglets that were just too cute to...