Trying to discover the extent of the Paleo community in the UK, where are the hotspots? numbers in or around our location.
OK so if you stop by and are from the UK please leave a note stating where you are and what your personal experiences are.
We're located in Ilkley, West Yorkshire so particularly interested in hearing from people in our area, though of course equally welcome those from further afield.
London here - would love to get involved in starting up a UK online community/meetups to discuss experiences - i can't find anyone around me who understands/supports/ or has even heard about the benefits of paleo!
My wife and I live in Leeds city centre, we've been eating paleo (...ish, plus a bit of cheese and wine!) for a couple of months now and enjoying it immensely.
Regarding the comments about obtaining grass-fed meat in the UK, my understanding is that any fairly decent British lamb or beef will have been grass-fed, at least partially (you've all seen the lambs in the fields, surely?!). I think this is in contrast to more intensive, barn rearing which is more common in the US. People who have lived in both countries tell us how lucky we are to get such good quality meat, so I think this hunt for meat labelled "grass fed" is a bit of a red herring, as a result of browsing mostly American paleo sites.
We just designed and launched a free platform to enable Paleo/Primal people to connect locally and share the local resources they would recommend: food producers, where to buy pastured meat, fitness groups, etc.
Our goal is to surface the best resources for the Paleo community and then have them accessible in a structured way, and searchable by geographic location.
Most of the initial content for the site will get pushed later this week, but you are most welcome to already use what you want, from posting resources on the directory to creating local groups in the Local UK groups category.
Sussex - not TOO far from sunny Brighton! Where I hope to move eventually...
It is actually near to Horsham. And I've recently found some excellent local sources of organic, free range grass fed lamb, and some super pork! As well as raw organic milk.
I'm in London too. I would love to get more involved in a Paleo community. I think you may also find that if you go to a Crossfit box, there will be a lot of Paleo folk there too :) The crossfit gyms are a great community in themselves!
London here too. And I was doing so well on paleo until I got pregnant, at which point the thought of most meat and any form of cooking that emits smells made me gag :( - the frying pan has been gathering dust for nearly 2 months now. Am hoping I can get back on paleo wagon in 2nd trimester.