Reap what you sow, do your bit for the environment and the community, have some fun AND save money... all at the same time!
If your gardening skills extend no further than mowing the lawn when necessary, or your 'plot' is a shared flagstone yard, yet you would love a bit of dirt under your fingernails,fresh air in your lungs and just-picked veg on your plate, then Food4Macc holds the answer.
If you don't have a plot of your own, Food4Macc can help with their local Garden Share Scheme.Don't know your artichokes from your asparagus?There are monthly talks and demonstrations at All Hallows Catholic College, covering topics from plots to pests to pickling your produce.
If you're short on time to dedicate to your own plot, or you're just a very sociable soul, why not join the working parties in the numerous community gardens in and around Macclesfield, Prestbury and Bollington?
Food4Macc also organise regular events for all to take part in.On the 23rd July grab yourself some free organic food at the Teggs Nose Bilberry Pick.On the 11th August quiz a panel of experts at their own Gardeners Question Time at The Bate Hall, and take along plants and produce to swap with like minded folk.
Buy Direct from Local Farmers and Producers
Food4Macc Direct offers members fresh seasonal vegetable boxes for easy pick up from the Snow Goose Cafe in central Macclesfield, as well as local bread, cake, fish and chicken. They are planning on increasing their range to include beef, lamb pork and dairy products, and prices can be up to 50% cheaper than the equivalent products in local supermarkets.
Please visit Food4Macc’s feature or details on all that FoodMacc has to offer and their work with Macc2020 Make it Sustainable.