Join us for lunch and cooking
Help cook lunch
Would you like to volunteer to cook a communal lunch using the seasonal produce we've grown? Whether you're a seasoned cook or you're new to cooking, there's a place for you! You'll be guided by a chef should you prefer, or you're welcome to prepare something of your own choosing, or you can simply support other volunteers as cooking commences. Please see our calendar for the dates and times of our cooking sessions.
Eat with us
After we've made lunch, we share it - so come for lunch, meet people, and enjoy freshly prepared local food. Chat to people you don't know...chat to people you do know! Learn about how the food has been produced, where it's been grown and which varieties have been used. Make a donation to the co-op if you can; help serve or clean up if you can't.
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How can I get involved?
If you're from the Tang Hall area, become a member of Tang Hall Food Co-op! We need help growing food, running the shop, as well as making decisions about the project; local people are welcome 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 (see the calendar) and work together on the growing beds, cook lunch in the container, run the shop and plan events. Don't worry if you've never done anything like that before, you just 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 that we've grown ourselves, or locally-grown organic food purchased from Joe (Food Circle York), and bits and pieces from the shop. We want everyone to learn and enjoy all the interesting ways seasonal and local vegetables can be cooked and prepared. 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 common ground with others - people from all walks of life come to Tang Hall Community Centre.
We source fresh, local, organic vegetables every week, which we make available to visitors on a 'pay as you feel' basis. As we expand, so does our stock of dried wholefoods, which means you can buy all your food locally, ethically and sustainably. Our prices are very fair: we buy in bulk at wholesale cost from ethical suppliers then sell the produce to you without any mark-up, just in smaller, more manageable quantities. All produce is carefully sourced, and we don't use plastic packaging. We also have recipe cards to help you make the most of the seasonal vegetables. See our shop opening hours on the calendar.