Calder Food Hub – October Update

Our second ‘Fruity Festival’ took place on Saturday 29th October. The community harvest celebration bought together local groups who do food related work in the Calder Valley.

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‘Hebveg’, a weekly organic vegbox, were distributing their boxes and CLOG identified apples and pressed delicious juice. There was a variety of local producers for selling cheese, chutney, vegetables, fruit, plants and herbal remedies.

The Fruity Festival had a full programme of talks and demonstrations.

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12.30- Making milk from Himalayan Balsam

1.00- Raw Food demonstration and tasting

1.30- Hebveg, your local veg box scheme

2.00- Making Comfrey ointment

2.30- Cheese making with Ivy House Cheese

3.00- Calder Local Orchard Group

3.30- Organic House seasonal soup demo.

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The day was an opportunity for people to support local producers and to think about what they themselves could do on a small scale at home.

Calder Food Hub awarded prizes to those who entered this year’s “How Does Your Garden Grow?” competition.

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There was also an activity space for kids and tea, cakes and home made seasonal soup were available.

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We finished populating the the ‘Tool Library’, a new shed on Plot 20, our allotment, and hope to bring it into commission before Christmas!

This work was completed with the help of a grant from the Big Lottery ‘Local Food Programme’.