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The Great Go Local Chutney and Jam Swap

On the Go Local Food Fields next to the Halls of Heddon Nursery at Ovington.

chutney poster


Wildlife on wings

fieldfareThe fieldfares are back in the area – it’s October and the flocks have come back to spend the winter in the UK. Don’t mistake them for the mistle thrush.

A buzzard was spotted over the Go Local Food fields on one of the recent windy days. It was flapping hard against the wind, trying to find a thermal to use to rise in.

There’s a kestrel around too – well in the field next door to Go Local Food. As kestrels feed on rats and mice it must be that food is more plentiful next door than we have for the moment.

Latest from the Growing Gang

growing gang potatoesHarvesting our summer crops!

On our last activity Saturday, the growing gang harvested all our remaining summer crops including; potatoes, peas and runner beans. The children had a great time getting their hands dirty, discovering vegetable treasures from our previous planting activity days!

Building our Hedgehog House!

The children then renovated the old cat shelter (which has been hidden on the little field) into a hedgehog house, so that our local wildlife can stay cosy and warm throughout the Autumn and Winter months ahead.

Growing Gang on tour!

Our next event is Saturday 28th October 10 am-12 noon and will be at Ovingham Playing Fields Pavilion, Windsor Crescent   NE42 6AZ. We will be pumpkin carving (please bring a pumpkin) and planting Spring bulbs. As it is also a Krafty Kids Saturday we will be making some Halloween crafts including sugar skull lantern painting and other spooky activities!

Crop share for week ending 21st October 2017

Assorted Chillis

Ian says potatoes, tomatoes, chilli peppers, onions, apple radish seed pods, nasturtium seeds, beans, pak choi

The Go Local Food Big Chutney Swap

PicklesSaturday, 28th October 2017, 10 am – 12.30 pm on the Go Local Food fields next to Halls of Heddon Nursery, Ovington
Bring along a jar of your jam, jelly, ketchup, chutney, or pickle.
Swop for one of the other items you don’t have in your cupboard.
AND if you can spare jar to donate – non jam and chutney makers can buy a jar by making a donation to our funds.
The fantastic GO Local Tea Towels will also be on sale.