Stéfanie Bourne came to Huntly from Brittany, France, in the summer of 2010.
The knock-on effect of what we eat and how it reaches us has many financial and ethical implications. Every day we make decisions about which products we buy and the distance that our daily shopping travels to get to us. While this community is located in the rural heartland of the Aberdeenshire farmland, there are now no greengrocers trading in Huntly. Lamb in the supermarkets mainly comes from New Zealand, local livestock from our fields is exported to Europe, and specifically to France, the homeland of Stéfanie Bourne.
In the process of trying to lower carbon emissions on a global scale, decisions made on a local level are critical. In an exploration of food-mileage and carbon footprints, what are the personal and political relationships between people, countries, culture and food?