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