27 February 2012

Food Group Meeting - 28th Feb

Interested in local food? Want to discuss ideas or find out what's going on in Wivenhoe?

Transition Town Wivenhoe Food Group is meeting tomorrow night - Tues 28th Feb
at Linda's house: 20 Walter Radcliffe Way. From 7.30 - 9 for soup, ideas sharing and project development.

There's a lot of exciting things happening foodwise in Wivenhoe at the moment, from the new Community Supported Agriculture initiative, to the station garden and other permaculture sites around the town, seed swap at the farmers market and much more.

We are restarting this group so anyone is welcome, particularly people who haven't been along before.

Let us know via email if possible and you can mail or call Ruth on: 07538704096 for directions/info.

19 February 2012

Share local veg harvest?

This may interest you especially if you live in Wivenhoe, Brightlingsea, Great Bentley, Alresford, Frating or Thorrington.

You are invited to find out more about a new enterprise - a Community Supported Agriculture scheme being set up locally. CSA is where members have a weekly share of locally grown vegetables.

Come along to the William Loveless Hall, High St, Wivenhoe (back room) on Thursday 8th March from 7.30 to 9pm and meet Danny and Meg, market gardeners who previously grew for the Canalside CSA. (pictured)

For more inspiration here are some videos of the Camel CSA in Cornwall

CSA's typically involve members in different ways to suit both producer and community - perhaps to help at busy times of the year or on a more regular basis, and usually members can enjoy open days and a chance to learn and find out more about how food is produced, as well as enjoy social events and seasonal celebrations.

More info:
01206 827649

posted by Jo

16 February 2012

Wivenhoe Farmers Market Booming!

So good news and bad ... there's no room for TTW to have a stall at the farmers market this Saturday, but on the other hand that means there is a wealth of locally produced food available (plus I get a lie-in so not complaining!)

the stalls booked this weekend are:

Colne Soap Makers
Hull Farm - Apples.pears & Juices
Keepers Nursery - Fresh Vegetables and eggs
Mrs Kelly's Bread - Irish Soda Bread
Norma Zucker- Cup Cakes
Primrose Pork - Pork
Sylvia's Plants- garden plants
Tony's Fresh Fish - weather dependant
Willow Farm - Biodynamic pork and beef & eggs
Wok 'n' Roll - Chinese meals & noodles
Wonky Label - Jams, marmalade,marinades
Local Honey from Knights Farm in Tendring.
and newcomer: Chosan- Health Drinks - stocking their new range of ethically sourced drinks, with tasters available

You can still contribute to the local food map to let us know fruit and nut bushes and trees, or outlets for local food here.
And if you are interested in the Seed Swap let us know - we can come along to an event, or lend you the seeds etc by arrangement.

Maybe see you at on Saturday


1 February 2012

Open Space: Wivenhoe Station House

Here's the film from last year's Open Space event, on the theme 'How can the Station House help make Wivenhoe a more sustainable community.'
With the new franchisee about to take over from National Express, perhaps this is a good time to revisit this project idea.
Thanks to Chris Gelardi for creating the film, and everyone who came along and got involved.

Posted by Jo