Win a £5 fruit and veg shopping voucher
PUBLISHED: 10:40 31 March 2011
Just imagine, it’s Saturday morning, you jump out of bed, stretch, and think: “I must pop over to Walden Local Food for locally grown, fresh fruit and vegetables”.
If you haven’t yet discovered this vibrant Saturday market, wander over to Butcher Row in Saffron Walden between 8.30am and 3.30pm.
All the produce sold is grown within a 40-mile radius of the town and has that just picked taste in every bite.
Walden Local Food held its first market in August 2009, and since then many loyal customers have taken advantage of buying as much or as little as they need and minimal amounts of packaging and they have friendly staff too and also support smaller local growers, giving them a fair price.
Last month their new website, brimming with culinary and horticultural wisdom, was launched by Karen Wells, a volunteer and director.
She said: “Walden Local Food is a Saffron Walden Community Interest Company enterprise. Now self-sustaining, it was set up using grants from the Local Food programme and Uttlesford District Council.
“David Corke, one of four directors, sowed the seed of the idea and we aim to increase the amount of wholesome, sustainable food grown in the local area. All profits will be ploughed back into projects to promote local sustainability.”
One paid member of staff, manager, Liz Goddard, and a merry band of volunteers run the stall. Recently Ed Bedbrook was appointed as market assistant for six months through the Future Jobs Fund. Walden Local Food also runs a box scheme and supplies local restaurants with sumptuous ingredients.
Next Saturday make a trip to Butcher Row and buy seasonal produce at its best. More details at waldenlocalfood.co.uk.
- WE have teamed up with Walden Local Food to offer one reader the chance to win £5 worth of free fruit and veg in one big Saturday shop.
Just send in your name, address, phone number and write ‘I want the £5 voucher’ to firstname.lastname@example.org