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Local food focus as Penryn to host 'edible weekend'
4:57pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
Penryn is set to celebrate locally grown and produced food at its first “Edible Weekend” harvest festivities at the end of September.
Organised by Chyan Community Field, in partnership with Penryn Town Council as part of the Penryn Incredible Edible project, the festival will have a raft of tasty free events on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29.
On Saturday an Edible Food Fair will see the Temperance Hall full to bursting with local small-scale growers and producers as well as stalls that promote wildlife.
There will be vegan and veggie cakes and savouries, organic veggies from Chyan and others, beekeepers and bee campaigners and even a chilli farmer or two.
Chyan will have its apple press for apple juice tasting and pressing and people can also bring their own apples to be pressed and take away juice, (bring your own bottles if possible).
There will also be the opportunity to bring your excess fruit or veggies to a community glut stall, with the option of swapping, selling or giving the produce to the local foodbank.
An allotments stall will add any names of people wanting a Penryn allotment, as Penryn Town Council seek to secure a long needed site, while a Novelty Dog Show will have prizes for the best strange shaped vegetable or vegetable sculpture in the shape of a dog or any other beastie.
Tea, coffee and cakes from Penryn’s Olive Branch Community Café and face painting will also be on offer throughout the day.
On Sunday, September 29 an ‘Edible Open Gardens, Opes and Yards’ day, will see town centre gardens open to the public, encouraging more people to consider growing their own food Entry is free to all the events.
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