By Tristan Harris 23/04 Updated: 23/04 16:52
A STALL on Bromsgrove High Street at the farmer's market on Saturday (April 14) will enable residents to buy local produce at reasonable prices.
The 'Buy from Bromsgrove' stall, staffed by volunteers, will sell cheap vegetables and produce which has all come from within ten miles of the town centre.
It is the brainchild of local environmental group Transition Town Bromsgrove (TTB) which aims to give Bromsgrove a cleaner, greener and more sustainable future.
Group spokeswoman Alison Horton said “We’re not trying to make a profit, just to demonstrate to people that if they get together their own food-buying group, they can buy in bulk from local producers and really keep their costs down, whilst at the same time supporting their local economy.”
She said, after last month's Buy from Bromsgrove stall, the group had received a lot of feedback praising the quality of the produce and the low prices.
She added people had also contacted TTB to find out more about the group and its wider work, along with requesting details of local producers.
In addition to potatoes, carrots, swedes and onions from Stanley's farm shop, the group will have a selection of jam produced by Blackwell WI, cheese from Fowlers of Earlswood, local honey from Chris Broad at Saltway Honey and willow garden canes and supports from local grower David Ward. There will also be a selection of home-baked products.
“We’re really looking forward to speaking to more residents about the benefits of buying local and establishing relationships between local producers and buyers,” added Alison.
For more on TTB or future local buying schemes, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.transitiontownbromsgrove.org.uk.
Residents can also follow the group on Twitter (@TTBromsgrove) and 'like' the group's Facebook page.
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