Top tips at Tutti Fruity WeekendBy Sally Bryant
September 28, 2012
Fruity fun and a crop swap shop will be in full swing tomorrow in East Reading.
The Tutti Fruity Weekend, sponsored by the Reading Post and getreading, will be filling The Warehouse community centre in Cumberland Road between 2pm and 5pm.
The aim of the community action project is to make the most of the harvest and stop food going to waste.
People with spare fruit in their gardens or allotments can take it along to the centre for others to use.
Family activities, like apple juicing and a “longest apple peel” competition, will be going on and visitors will be able to buy fruity treats. There will also be tasting sessions for fruit bats large and small.
Community groups, schools or church groups will be able to take fruit to make produce and then sell it to raise funds.
The venture has won the support of celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson and Reading East MP Rob Wilson. Organisers include the Transition Town Reading environmental group, Reading Voluntary Action, the Abundance Reading fruit picking project and the True Food Co-op.
Abundance can pick or collect your fruit – get in touch by emailing abundance@transition reading.org.
Visitors can also pick up a recipe book showing how to use fruit in cooking.
It includes tips from Antony Worrall Thompson, who said: “I am delighted to be supporting this super project for our local community. If you are local, please support it.”