Every Friday, Village Greens offers a choice of local fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy produce, along with cakes, preserves, handicrafts and lots lots more.
Refreshments are also available: tea and coffee, cooked breakfasts, light lunches, soups and other snacks (see latest update below).
Village Greens is a Community Interest Company: it is a not for profit business whose guiding principles are that it is good for the animals, good for the environment and good for you.
If you are a producer, volunteer, or customer that would like to get more involved please let us know.
LATEST UPDATE (17 July 2019, about upcoming Village Greens, Friday 19 July)
Rabbit Crime Report, July 2019.
The suspect entered the garden during the hours of darkness, with the intention of destroying plants. Droppings found at the scene indicate the perpetrator was a rabbit. Once the crook had gained entry to the vegetable plot, he proceeded to indulge in what can only be described as “lettuce topiary.” The full grown lettuces were reduced to columns of nibbled stems, which were of no further use to the gardener. The offender munched through a number of lettuces, some runner bean leaves, and some chilli plants. The victim of this crime was left in a distressed state, but hopeful that the rabbit was suffering the after effects of eating raw chillies. In the absence of any incriminating evidence, no further action was taken, but recommendations were made regarding increasing security to prevent further incidents.
Soooo…there will be no salad bags from us this week! However, plenty of other fruit and veggies, including courgettes, cabbages, cucumber, broad beans and doughnut peaches (still delicious.)
After last weeks soup disaster (spilled the whole pan on the car park first thing in the morning,) the soup will be transported more carefully, to ensure it’s available for sale at lunchtime. it’s a ratatouille style soup, with tomatoes, peppers, courgettes, red onions and mushrooms. We welcome Rebecca back on cake stall duties for the summer season. Don’t forget to save your plastic containers for our bulk laundry and washing up liquid refills. We hope to expand the range soon, maybe toilet cleaner is next.
Lynda is accepting entries for the Craft and Produce Show on 27th July. Anyone can enter, it’s friendly and fun, a great chance to meet other members of the community. New trophies are being polished up ready to be awarded this year, having been kindly released by the Carnival Committee. Join in!