Too Many Beans? Fancy swapping or selling some of your surplus produce or simply buying very fresh local veg? The Grower’s Market is a stall selling local amateur growers’ produce on the first Saturday morning of the month during growing season (usually May - October) Seedlings also welcome as well as home baking if it contains a home grown ingredient - offerings to be
wrapped and a list of ingredients provided please. You can even get a voucher for future use.
Reasons for having it: To increase local ‘food security’ and limit food miles. To limit food waste by providing a venue to off-load surplus home grown fruit and vegetables. To enable local people who do not grow their own to have access to fresh home grown produce.
We organise community apple pressing days in Autumn. Bring along your (or your neighbour's/wild tree) apples to get them pressed into fresh juice. Bring your own apples to press plus clean, empty bottles.
Our pressing dates for 2013 are: October 6th at St Pauls Church starting at 11am, and Saturday 12th October at St Thomas's from 1.30pm
Preserving tips & recipes
A collection of recipes and advice gathered at our Transition Tuesday evening 'Preserving Your Crops' is available in our blog post.
Credit: John Webb
We often organise foraging walks as a great way to get to know our local area, its free food bounty and some new friends. Hear about the next one by subscribing to our monthly bulletin.