Thanks to everyone that came to our fabulous community meal on Thursday night. We think we fed around 30 people with produce from our allotment (butternut squash, courgette, golden beetroots, leeks, beans and herbs) as well as some donations from local businesses.
It might have been a bit cramped but luckily there was enough food to go round and we hope everyone enjoyed the delicious range of food on offer and got to meet some new people too, as well as find out a little more about what we’re all about.
So… on to the thank yous!
Firstly a big thanks to Kipps’ Alehouse for letting us use their premises and being so supportive of this project.
Thanks to the local businesses that donated some extra produce to top up what we had from the allotment – so a big thank you to Roots and Fruits and County Fayre.
Thanks to the Cantiaci members for making the food – Nick for his curry, tagine, rice, beetroot bhajies and cous cous, James for his dhal, peanut chutney and coriander chutney, Rebecca for her apple nutty crumble and the cordials, and to honorary member Klara Darkly for bringing her lovely vegan cheesecakes. We’re going to post some of the recipes in future blog posts so watch this space (in fact the rhubarb cordial and elderflower cordial recipes are already up!) A massive thanks also to Kath, Dave and Maggie for their help in the kitchen before and after the meal, busily washing up between rounds and at the end of the night while everyone else was collapsed with full bellies.
Lastly, thanks to everyone that donated money for the meal… and to those that didn’t! All money raised will be used to fund future projects and buy seeds and equipment for the community allotment. In an ideal world we wouldn’t need any money but, of course, some things do cost us and we hope the ‘pay as you feel’ model allows those that can afford it to donate and those that can’t to still be able to come along and enjoy the meal and the company without being worried about not being able to afford to eat out.
Hopefully we haven’t missed anyone (so many thank yous to give!)
Hope to see you at the next event!