On 22nd September 2013, 60 people enjoyed the second annual Eat WoT U Grow meal. This was a delicious 3-course Sunday lunch cooked by a professional chef and his
able willing assistants, using only locally produced, seasonal ingredients. The lunch was held at Northcote Scout Hut, Great Brockeridge and everyone agreed that the point was more than proved that eating with an environmental conscience can also be highly appetizing. All this for only £10/head, with a discount for those able to contribute something they had grown or foraged for the meal or their labour on the day.
As well as stimulating people to think about this issue of where our food comes from, the event was also a great way to bring people together and strengthen the community in a relaxed and fun setting.
Music was provided by Charlie Groves, a local musician involved in both producing his own music and in music education and therapy activities, especially for those with learning difficulties.
See more pictures at Crabchick’s gallery.
Alternative diets including vegetarian, vegan and coeliac (gluten free) were catered for with advance notice.
A selection of local apple juices from Box Bush Farm was available or wine, either BYO or supplied via the extremely local(?) Majestic wine.
Starter – Spiced squash soup with curry oil and crème fraiche.
Main – Braised pork shoulder with mustard mash, garden greens and cider sauce. This year the pork was sourced from a local farm shop, last year we were able to get our pork from Lawrence Weston Community Farm.
Dessert – Apple, plum and blackberry crumble with ginger custard. Many of the apples and plums were contributed by those attending and a lot of the blackberries were wild ones picked around Westbury and on the Downs.