How can I get involved?
If you are from the Tang Hall area, become a member of the Tang Hall Food Coop. You can volunteer to do gardening and growing with us (Wednesdays - at the moment) or to cook and help run the shop (Thursdays - at the moment). Volunteers shape what we are doing and how we are doing it - it is a cooperative after all! We can share ideas, learn from each other, and help the food cooperative to grow. We would love a core team of local people to get together regularly, make friends and help us make the project grow. If you've got ideas, we're all ears! Don't worry if you've never done anything like this before, all you need to be is interested and willing to help - everyone can offer something worthwhile to the cooperative.
Every Thursday at 10am, we get together and cook lunch with food we've grown on the allotment or bought from local organic farms. We want people to know about all the interesting ways you can cook seasonal and local vegetables and we have people who can help you to learn how. Even if you don't want to cook, you can still come along, enjoy a meal (around 12:30pm), meet other local people and find out more about what we're doing. 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. Keep an eye out for upcoming cookery courses!
Come to the shipping container on a Wednesday from 2pm-4pm and Thursday from 10am-4pm to get your hands on our quality, local, organic vegetables - it's pay-as-you-feel. Once our shop is complete, we will have a good stock of wholefoods so you can buy all of your food locally, ethically and sustainably. The prices will be good, as we will be buying in bulk at wholesale prices (from ethical suppliers), and passing those savings on to you, by selling at the same wholesale prices but in small quantities. Tang Hall residents can apply for a membership card with additional benefits. All the produce will be carefully sourced, and we won't be using plastic packaging. We will also have recipe cards to help you make the most of the seasonal vegetables.