Foodival is Transition Town Tooting's annual food festival, celebrating everything that's good about locally grown food. Foodival aims to show how it's possible to grow local, eat local, be sustainable and have fun while doing it!

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Power of Community

Just a quick reminder that The Power of Community will be showing at Mushkil Aasaan -222 Upper Tooting Road -Tomorrow, Tuesday the 28th of September from 7pm till 9pm.
It's FREE and There'll be snacks provided so see you there!  G.x

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A big thank you for all your veggie donations!

A big thank you to all of you who donated your produce to the Foodival last weekend.  A big hand goes out to...

Eddie from Balham who donated kale and squash
Robin from Brixton who donated tomatoes
Mary from Furzedown who donated apples
Judy from Nimrod road who donated pears
Moria from Furzedown who donated swiss chard and tomatoes
Avril from Tooting who donated conference pears and green beans
Esther from Tooting who donated parsley, onions and apples
Lucy from Furzedown who donated potatoes
Sue Rentoul from Furzedown (who does all our lovely design!) and who donated apples
David and Mal from SW16 who donated grapes, tomatoes, chives, apples, potatoes and cress
Anna Smith from SW16 who donated apples
Sofia from Tooting who donated tomatoes and green chllies
Jane Haskings from Tooting who donated peppermint, bay, fennel, chives, curry plant, apples and runner beans
Everyone at Share Community Gardens at Springfield who donated peppers, tomatoes, rocket, mint, beans, cabbage and beetroot
Rose, Stephen and Margaret of Tooting Bec Housing Association who donated pears and damsons
Bunny from Tooting who donated courgettes, green beans, tomatoes and apples
Jane from SW18 who donated tomatoes, green peppers and aubergine
Helen and Shalini from St Georges Hospital Allotment Society who donated tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, chillies, chard, beetroot and swede
Mark Stroud from Tooting who donated tomatoes, courgettes, marrow, apples and parsley

Phew!  We had about twice as much food as last year - so start building up your appetites for Foodival 4!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

What A Lot of Fruit & Veg!

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the mountain of delicious local fruit and veg donated today and also to everyone who helped collect, distribute and set up.  We hope to see you all tomorrow between 12 and 4 pm to taste what Tooting's finest chefs create with it!  DT

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

FOODIVAL THIS WEEKEND!

REMEMBER THE CONDIMENT CONTEST - ENTER YOURS TO WIN AN ABEL AND COLE PRIZE! 

BRING ALL FOOD DONATIONS TO 222 UPPER TOOTING ROAD ON SATURDAY 18TH SEPT BETWEEN 12 AND 3PM AND

THE FOODIVAL IS ON SUNDAY THE 19TH OF SEPT FROM 12 - 4PM AT THE SAME VENUE!!! SEE YOU ALL THERE! 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Foodival this weekend!

Hello all,

With less than a week to go till Foodival time preparations have stepped up a notch! The Foodival posters have been printed and given out to the restaurants and we now have cotton bags for printing on the day with a special TTT logo stamp being made as we speak. Donation of aprons have been coming in thick and fast and thanks for all the offers of plastic sheeting –I’ve collected one large piece and reckon we’ll only need a couple more to make sure all the floor space is covered J

We also have a range of green decorations including a veg shopping cart and a Foodival banner so the event should look pretty spectacular! Rememember that if you have spare time and come to Mushkil aassan on Satbetween 12 and 3pm and on Sunday between 11.30 and 5 it’d be much appreciated.

Below is a list of things we still need:

  • Large A3 writing board and pad and pens–to write down donators details on the Saturday
  • Bowls and spoons –better if biodegradable
  • Lots of aprons
  • 2 sheets of large plastic or tarp
  • Tons and tons of fruit and veg donations!
  • Reminding everyone to enter a condiment into the condiment contest. You will lose against my killer mint conconction but I feel it is only fair to ask for some competion…. ;)
  • Please email me if I’ve forgotten something!
Thanks again for all your help –the Foodival looks set to be amazing!
See you on Saturday or Sunday or both!