Join us for lunch and cooking
Help cook lunch
Volunteer some time to cook a communal lunch using the seasonal produce we've grown. Whether you are a seasoned cook or are new to cooking, there's a place for you! You'll be guided by a chef if you want to be, prepare something of your own choosing, or support the other volunteers with cooking. 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 was produced, where it was grown, what varieties we are using. 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 are from the Tang Hall area, become a member of the Tang Hall Food Coop! We need help growing food, running the shop, and making decisions about the project - local people can shape what we are doing and how we are doing it - it is a cooperative 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 this before, all you need to be is interested and willing to help - everyone can offer something worthwhile to the cooperative.
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 know about all the interesting ways you can cook seasonal and local vegetables and we have can help you to 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.
We get fresh, local organic veg every week, and it's available on a pay as you feel basis. As we expand, so will our stock of dried 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. 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. See our shop opening hours on the calendar.