How can I get involved?
If you're from the Tang Hall area, become a member of the Tang Hall Food Co-op! We need help growing food, running the shop, and making decisions about the project; we want local people to shape what we're doing and how we're doing it - it is a co-operative after all! We usually meet twice a week and work together on the growing beds; we cook lunch in the container, run the shop and plan events. Don't worry if you've never done anything like this before, you simply need to be interested and willing to help. Everyone can offer something worthwhile to the co-operative.
We cook in the shipping container shop on selected Thursdays from 10am (see the calendar)...then, we eat! We cook with organic food we've grown ourselves, or locally-grown organic food purchased from Joe (Food Circle York), and bits and pieces from the shop. We want people to learn about all the interesting ways you can cook seasonal vegetables; we can help you do this. Even if you don't want to cook, you can still come along and enjoy a sociable lunch with us at 12:30/1pm. Sharing a meal is one of the best ways to find some common ground - people from all walks of life come to the community centre, and everyone's got a story to tell.
We get fresh, local, organic vegetables every week, which we make available to everyone on a 'pay as you feel' basis. As we expand, so will our stock of dried wholefoods; you'll be able to buy all of your food locally, ethically and sustainably. Our prices are very fair, as we buy in bulk at wholesale prices from ethical suppliers then sell the same produce to you in smaller quantities at cost price. Tang Hall residents can apply for a membership card with additional benefits. All produce is carefully sourced, and we don't use plastic packaging. We will also have recipe cards to help you make the most of seasonal vegetables. See our shop opening hours on the calendar.