CURRENT PROJECT

Veg Cities

 
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Veg Cities Cambridge is supported by grants from the Sustainable Food Cities Network and Cambridge City council.

WHAT IS IT

Led by food and farming charity Sustain in partnership with the wider Peas Please initiative, Veg Cities works with local authorities, food groups and organisations to increase the availability and consumption of vegetables.

Cambridge Sustainable Food has brought the campaign to the city and is working with the City Council, local community groups and businesses to spread the joy of veg!

MISSION

To increase the amount of veg we grow, cook and eat in Cambridge through:

  • Increasing public awareness of the positive environmental and economic impacts of choosing locally grown and seasonal veg

  • Enabling individuals and families to buy, prepare and cook more vegetables

  • Increasing the amount of veg-based food served and sold by businesses.

  • Helping people and organisations grow their own.

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WHAT WE ARE DOING

We’ve been celebrating veg through community gardening sessions as part of the Big Dig and promoting the Veg Pledge through outreach at community events like Chesterton Festival. We’ve run veg prep sessions for local children as part of Holiday Lunches and veg chopping workshops at a special Kids’ Disco Soup in Eddington!

In July 2019, the upcoming Cambridge Vegetable Festival will feature a town meal, pop-up farmers’ market, geocache vegetable treasure hunt, local celebrity chefs’ cookery tour of the city’s allotments, a veggie recipe competition and more! Check out the full line-up here.

RESOURCES

Find out more about the wonder of veg on the official Veg Cities website or check out the resources below to help put your pledge into action!

Two Veg Meals: some recipe inspiration! Hidden veg shepherd’s pie or pasta sauce Cauliflower & leek macaroni cheese Chestnut & cranberry nut roast Kale, beetroot & orange salad Courgette & lemon drizzle cake Sticky ginger & beetroot muffins Butternut squash & pumpkin seed cake

Eat the Rainbow Guide and Eatwell Guide

Get green-fingered and grow your own

Eat the seasons: find out how here!

Find local, independent veg retailers through our Sustainable Food Directory

 

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The Pledge

Anyone can make a pledge to grow, cook, eat, serve or sell more veg. We want as many individuals, families, households, community groups, schools, businesses and organisations as possible to be involved in growing, cooking and eating more delicious veg.

Make your Veg Pledge below and post photos of your pledge in action on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #VegCitiesCambridge!

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