What’s Happening

Our network of initiatives

Souper November returns in Hull

As it turns cold and wintery what better way to warm yourself up than with a bowl of hot soup? Soup is the ultimate winter comfort food. Veg-based soups are easy and inexpensive to make and are a great way to use up leftover vegetables.

Mayor’s luncheon celebrates locally grown vegetables

The Lord Mayor of Hull Councillor Steve Wilson hosted a luncheon at Hull’s Guildhall titled a ‘Celebration of vegetables’ with most ingredients grown within a few miles of the city centre.

Support your local veg growers and suppliers this festive season

Are you a veg grower who wants to highlight the hard work that goes into getting veg on our plates or a project that’s trying to encourage healthier eating? Download and share the animation to get everyone to eat more locally grown vegetables this festive season.

Veg Power advertising campaign 2020

#EatThemToDefeatThem will be back in 2020 only bigger and better. Find out how you can join the campaign.

Durham carves new habits at Halloween

Food Durham organized a number of Pumpkin Rescue activities this Autumn working in collaboration with HUBBUB, Feedback’s Gleaning Network, a local farm and local groups organizing carving events, aimed at reducing food waste by encourage everyone to turn carvings and leftover pumpkins into delicious meals.

Veg Cities takeover of Durham Farmer’s Market

Hundreds of students and their parents were welcomed back to Durham for the new academic year by a veg takeover of the Farmer’s Market in the city centre.

Reading based community garden grows veg for 1,600 meals

Lavender Place Community Gardens produced over 130 kg of vegetables worth over £740 and enough to produce 1,600 meals. And they are still harvesting!

Happy Maki win Brighton and Hove's Veg City Challenge

Top chefs from businesses around Brighton and Hove came together to take part in an exciting cook-off at Brighton's Community Kitchen.  The Veg City Challenge, a competition run by Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, was launched to create a winning veg-packed grab-n-go recipe that will be trialled in secondary schools across the city, with the aim of getting teens to eat more veg.

Hull community allotment feeds local families

Following training sessions to support community food growing in January as part of the Veg Cities Hull, Constable Community Allotment ran a successful veg box scheme from July to September.

Sebastian’s seasonal root veg risotto crowned winner of Chef’s Challenge

After a successful run in 2018, Chef's Challenge was back to Glasgow to celebrate the amazing local chefs and food growers.