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 (26 June 2019, about upcoming Village Greens, Friday 28 June)
My childhood years were spent running around a moorland dairy farm, playing in streams, catching fish, climbing trees and walls, building dens, riding bikes, chasing sheep, feeding calves, collecting eggs, digging for treasure, picking fruit, watching wildlife and a multitude of other freedoms. This has equipped me with a range of balance, coordination and stamina that’s very handy indeed. I can stand on one leg in a field of wet grass to tip a stone out of my welly. I can climb over a gate in less time than it takes to open it. I can coax a straying hen back into the hut without scaring her into a witless squawking panic. I am grateful every day for the formative experiences that are now reflected in my adult life.
Lots of delicious summer treats for sale at the shop this week including courgettes, aubergines, cucumber, tomatoes, red peppers, broad beans, pointy cabbage and salad bags. Put some of these together into an easy salad using our pitted olives, or go full on Italian cuisine by making a quick sauce and pairing with one of our pasta bags, we now stock fusilli, penne, multi-coloured spirals, lasagne and spaghetti.
Our refills of laundry liquid and washing up liquid are going great, please bring along a container if you can, but we have a few of our own we can lend out to help you get started. This week, we will be hosting a stall for a local group, “Re-Imagine Kernow” which has been set up to explore ways we can address climate change, and adapt our habits to reduce waste. Please take the time to chat with them, share ideas and ask questions. It’s easy to think that small, individual changes won’t have much impact, but this is far from the truth. If we change the way we think about consumption, and it’s effects, we can make a huge difference. Every journey starts with the first step.
One thing we’ve done at home is to have a tiny bin for rubbish, but a much bigger one for recycling. This encourages us to recycle as much as possible, and resist the temptation to just throw things away.