Our aims are to promote a more sustainable way of living, encouraging locally-based food production and environmental awareness. Come and join our 'Food Group' which is made up of local folk, who enjoy growing and producing fruit, vegetables, making homemade preserves and other food products. If you are interested we usually meet in the 1st week of each month in or around the village.
We hold Plant and Produce Sales on most Saturday mornings during the summer from 10am till Noon. We begin the season with our Seedling Sales in the spring (April-May) and plan to hold a sale each Saturday morning during the spring and summer. These are held at the entrance to the Lord Combermere Car Park, with the kind permission of Landlord and Landlady, Allan and Jo Brown. Come along and see us! Produce available each week is posted on Audlem on Line.
We are often represented at village events.
We post a 'Recipe of the Month' (featuring seasonal produce) on the village website 'Audlem online' and are working on a booklet of past recipes.
We have Apple pressing sessions under the Buttermarket each year, where residents can come along with their apples, put them through the presses and go away with delicious apple juice.
For a small donation you can borrow our pressing equipment. Borrowers must have had prior tuition from Food Group members on the correct and safe operation of the equipment.
We have a village stall close to Christmas called " Home made Christmas" encouraging villagers to make Christmas fare and decorations.
We arrange visits to gardens and places of interest during the summer and post gardening topical tips as news items on Audlem OnLine.
We support the Woore Show by providing produce entries.
We don't claim to be experts, but we're enthusiastic and happy to give advice from our experience. We are keen to encourage those who have always wanted to 'have a go' but have not known where to begin. -- growing your own and anything to do with food production.
Whether it's a window box of herbs and salad leaves or a half acre plot, you can have the satisfaction of growing something which tastes good, is fresh, sustains your family and saves you money.
For information about the Food Group contact Jane Marshall at email@example.com.