Our latest newsletter December updates from Harvest Workers Coop went out to subscribers today: Check it out or read the text version below
News from Harvest Workers Coop
It has been a busy November with several interesting partnerships developing and the the exciting possibiity of a new member for the Coop. Find out more about all this below!
Community is always central to what we do. It was great to see the Okehampton community out on the streets for Edwardian Evening. The challenge is to keep our community strong and together as Winter’s chill bites.
We look forward to seeing you in the shop with all its seasonal produce. There is no better sight than a crate of freshly picked cabbages crisp and full of goodness. Maybe we will see you at the last two events of the year this weekend with our Family Workshop on Saturday and Seasonal Wreath Making at Hilltown on Sunday.
Warmest of wishes 🙂
Martin, Sara, Jo and Kevin
We are looking for a new member of the team …
A NEW MEMBER
Do you want to be part of creating a better food system? Are you interested in being an active member of a small workers’ co-operative based in Okehampton? Would you like to help increase access to organic food and explore regenerative ways to raise awareness about the key role farming and food plays on our health, the environment and the local economy?
We are looking for a passionate, flexible and committed person to join our team. This will initially be as a trial co-op member for 10 hours a week in our farm shop with an opportunity to increase your hours if you are interested in growing your role within our organisation. You will play an active role in strategic planning and practical decision making using consensus and will also have the possibility to become a full member of our workers’ co-op after a successful trial year.
Download the full job description and application details
Please pass this onto anyone you know who may be interested
We are still waiting for some of our suppliers and producers to confirm their deliveries so there are a couple of dates we are not sure about.
Saturday 24th OPEN
Sunday 25th CLOSED
Monday 26th CLOSED
Tuesday 27th CLOSED
Wednesday 28th tbc
Thursday 29th OPEN
Friday 30th OPEN
Saturday 31st OPEN
Sunday 1st CLOSED
Monday 2nd CLOSED
Tuesday 3rd tbc
Wednesday 4th OPEN
We will have lots of the normal seasonal vegetables in the shop so do please come and choose your own as we will be busy with lots of boxes to pack. Do drop us an email or pop into the shop if there is anything special you would like reserved for Christmas! Please use measured quantities as “Enough sprouts for 6 people” can be a little hard to interpret 🙂
Just in .. HODMEDODS .. uk quinoa, pea flour and green split peas; McGs .. apple juice and cider vinegar; Bundy’s CALENDULA Creams and more!!
STORIES of PARTNERSHIPS …
… in the LIBRARY
We really enjoyed our two sessions at Okehampton Library. Sara had a roomful of sauerkraut makers and Kevin enjoyed the storytelling and celeriac coleslaw down among the books. We will certainly be looking at doing some more sessions in partnership with the lovely people at the library very soon.
… between FAMILY WORKSHOP and COMMUNITY FEAST
Our Family Workshop certainly had a cooking theme with soup, pumpkin pie, mincemeat making, apple pie, apple drying and more. It was lovely to take some of the food down to the Community Feast in the Ockment Centre. We will have to do some more collaborations like this!
… within the HEALTH and WELLBEING NETWORK
It was good to join in with a meeting of Nutrition group of the Health and Wellbeing Network whose aim is to “extend Nutrition activity across the Primary Care Network using existing organisations and resources to develop community responses especially intergenerational projects” Representatives from the medical team, College, Family Centre, West Devon CVS were all discussing practical food initiatives. Very exciting and we will let you know how all this plays out.
… in the COMMUNITY with the MOBILE SHOP
A reminder of the stops and times for the market and mobile shop!
The Tuesday Route
Hatherleigh Market (market stall not mobile shop) 9am to 12.30pm
Sampford Courtney, The Square 1.15 to 2.00pm
The Beeches, nr Sampford Courtney Station 2.15 – 2.45pm
Belstone, Car Park 3.15 to 5.00pm
PLEASE NOTE THAT AT THE BELSTONE THE SHOP WILL BE CLOSING AT 5pm UNTIL THE SPRING AND LIGHTER EVENINGS
ALSO PLEASE NOTE THAT IN THE NEW YEAR THE MOBILE SHOP ROUTE WILL BE MOVING TO THURSDAY
Our next events
Family Workshop : WINTER WARMER
Saturday 10th December 2pm – 4pm EcoHub
Pay what you can (suggested £5 / family) Booking essential through the Harvest Shop or email
* Seasonal Cooking & Celebrations
* Fireside Storytelling
* Natural Craft
Town to Farm Workshop : NATURAL WREATH MAKING
Sunday 11th December 11am – 1:30pm / 2:30 – 5pm at Hilltown Organics
£25 per person (reduced rates available) Booking essential through the Harvest Shop or by email
Make your own natural wreath to take home
Thank you for supporting Harvest Workers’ Co-op
We are a not for profit workers’ co-operative made up of farmers, educators and storytellers.
We grow and source good organic food for our little farm shop in Okehampton.
We create opportunities for our community to explore all things food and farming and to celebrate Good Mood Food!
It would be lovely to see you in the Harvest Farm Shop or out on the Mobile Farm Shop
Monday – Saturday 9:00 – 5:00 in Red Lion Yard or Tuesdays out on the mobile shop