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Aeolienne



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 16 9:46 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

In London there's Growing Underground and Edible Overground. Wombling free...

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 16 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There's the Real Junk Food Project...

Our local one is raising funds for refurbishment, if anyone is feeling flush: https://www.gofundme.com/2u43pdrg

OtleyLad



Joined: 13 Jan 2007
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Location: Otley, West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 16 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A friend of mine runs this very successful group:
Incredible Edible Wakefield

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 16 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

All look good.

cassandra



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 16 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What a creative and energetic lot you all are! My friend is long back in Tassie, but I will bookmark this in case she or any others are heading your way in future!

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 16 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It is a bit early to call it successful yet, but there is the Wildcraft Gluten Free Bakery. It makes what are easily the best gluten free cakes I have ever tried.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 16 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

edible york / abundance

forage and harvest and waste reduction and then feeding hungry folk, nice people and rather efficient in various ways.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 16 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Both of those seem really good. Thanks for the links.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 16 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
Both of those seem really good. Thanks for the links.


it is rather a good way to put fresh fruit etc into the system. the shipping container is a great bit of kit as an apple store as it can hold a multi site crop of the "hand" picked ones as well as give a cool space for juicers until they can be processed.

a decent sized (100kg batch) press would be nice as the available one is about 15 kg of scratted fruit at a time and therefore very labour intensive.

Aeolienne



Joined: 03 Apr 2008
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Location: Leamington Spa, Warks
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 16 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Made in Hackney (as in the London borough - pedants will point out that it's actually located in Stoke Newington)

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 16 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That is good, and probably not too expensive for London. Trouble is, even with the concessions it may be too expensive for the people who really need it, who won't really be able to afford anything. The food bank I help at had an idea about doing cookery classes for our clients where we would show them how to make the most of what they were given in their food parcels or using very cheap ingredients, but it hasn't started yet.

Aeolienne



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 16 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
There's the Real Junk Food Project...

Our local one is raising funds for refurbishment, if anyone is feeling flush: https://www.gofundme.com/2u43pdrg

As is the one in Manchester.

Aeolienne



Joined: 03 Apr 2008
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Location: Leamington Spa, Warks
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 17 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A "community fridge" has launched in Brixton, London: The People's Fridge
Although Frome in Somerset got there first: Link
I hope this doesn't reflect a creeping London bias on the part of Positive News ever since they upped sticks and left Shropshire for the Great Wen.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 17 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A good idea. Food banks have to have mainly tinned food, and so often people that have to use them don't get fresh veg etc.

Pilsbury



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 17 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Our local salvation army major goes to Costco a coulme of times a week and collects a car full of their out of date cakes and fruit and bread and anything else they are giving away and sells it from tables in the church, 10 p loaf of bread and 50p bag of Apple type thing but as far as i knkw it's not an officially organised thing with a website and such but always popular

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