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Ilford Food Fest 2017 – harvesting local food and food knowledge



We are organising the second Ilford Food Fest to celebrate Urban Food Fortnight will be happening  on Saturday 16th September. It’s an opportunity to harvest food and food knowledge on the Commonwealth Estate and nearby 🙂  It’s being organised by Ilford Transition Town in partnership with AMEY, Commonwealth Gardeners, Cranbrook Baptist Church and local residents.

  1. Saturday 16th September 12-3pm

  2. Fold cafe, Cranbrook Baptist Church, Wellesley  Road, IG1 4JT

So what’s planned?


  1. Pressing local fruit juices (apples, pears,  plums)

  2. Making a community vegetable soup from surplus veg (some donated by local Turkish shop)

  3. Cooking & demos: cheese, yogurt, fermenting, pickling, soda bread, veg curry, chapatis, Polish pear compot and more,

  4. Planting/harvesting winter veg – beetroot, chard, lettuce, radishes – pot and take away

  5. Fresh herb teas, Somalian coffee and tea, chai, English breakfast

  6. Allotment and growing info and displays, cut up a pumpkin and harvest the seeds…

  7. Give & Take stall 

  8. Bring and share home made cakes with fruit or veg ingredients Final timed programme to be put here a couple of days before

The cafe is a lovely space and there’s plenty of room and opportunity for other recipes, skills, activities if anyone wants to join in.

How can I get involved?


This is about involving as many people, cultures and food knowledge as possible.   We want to celebrate the small pots of coriander growing on window sills, fruit trees, garden veg, allotments as well as all the knowledge about tasty recipes, preserving food and ways to reduce food wastage.   So, just make contact with us and we will incorporate your ideas and suggestions!


Ring/text Ros (07957 534908) or Olcay (07588 504822).  Email: shilpapatelinbox@gmail. com or ruthmusgrave52@gmail.com. Facebook message on 

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Here’s some pics from last year 🙂

 With thanks to…

Cranbrook Baptist Church for the lovely venue and Habiba Ahmed of Amey  Ltd.

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