The seed of a plan to establish a catering co-operative in Bungay was sown last Autumn, and has gradually been germinating ever since. Producing wholesome meals from fresh local ingredients – engaging everyone in the community to come together to share both the work and the food – is beneficial in so many ways from social interaction to shared energy use and costs.
So on May 9th in celebration of 2 years since Sustainable Bungay’s unleashing, a group of us spent the afternoon together in the kitchen at the Community Centre preparing dinner for 30 people. Dish of the day was home-baked pie and mash, served with Suffolk’s star spring veg, asparagus, and some of the fruit, vegetables and herbs came directly from SB’s members’ gardens and allotments. Despite first run hitches, the (delicious) food was served on time and made for a successful evening. We aim to run an extended pilot scheme later in the year once issues of venue, staffing and costings have been worked out. Please keep an eye out for public notices if you wish to be involved in making a success of “Happy Mondays” – Bungay’s own Community Kitchen. Nick Watts
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