Last Friday, two representatives of Transition Penwith came to the farm to harvest and collect "reject" (grade-out) vegetables to cook a free lunch for 75 people at their Hayle Hub. We gave them lots of beetroot that had gone soft in storage, and 20kg of potatoes that had worm-holes in, and allowed them to harvest veg from the market garden which we would not be able to sell, such as bolted bulb fennel, big runner beans, and chard and kale with slug holes in it. With this haul they cooked oven-roast veg and a hearty vegetable stew, and the event was very successful. It's amazing what you can do with imperfect produce!
Lesley and Charlie with some of their pickings.
"Transition Penwith's Hayle Hub is a group seeking to build positive communities in all ways from sharing time, food, stories, music making and other activities".