All 2013 Challenge Events are listed below
Not all are organised by local Transition Groups, but all involve local food and drink in some way.
There may be some late additions and alterations so keep checking
Unless stated otherwise the events are free and no booking is required
|Sat 31st August||“Mad about Manningtree” Street Festival 12-6 pm. Cooking local food for lunch in the High St, and pressing local Discovery apples … showcasing the local food and you might even meet a farmer. There will be lots of street theatre and fun in the town generally.|
|Sun 1sSept||Rise to the Challenge: Come and help make and bake bread in the clay oven and make soup from fresh picked produce at the People’s Community Garden, Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax Road, Ipswich, IP2 8RE, 10am-4pm. £2 for food, or just visit the Garden for free. Pick your own veg also available, tel 07530 407302.|
|Mon 2nd||Screening of ‘Planeat’ movie, 7.00pm, at Suffolk Coastal District Council Offices, Melton Hill, Woodbridge, IP12 1AU, followed by refreshments and presentation on the 30-Mile Food Challenge, tel 01394 382540|
|Wed 4th||Ipswich Cook Local Session 1: 6.00-10.00pm at the WI Kitchen, 22 Orford Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NS. Making (and eating) pasta & sauces, with a plum feast for dessert. £15 per head, to be booked and paid for in advance. To book e-mail email@example.com or 01473 250499|
|Sat 7th||Organic Gardening Course, The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm, Rushmere St Andrew, Ipswich, 10.30am -3.30pm, £20 per person. Visit www.the-oak-tree.co.uk to book and for details, or tel 07954 289490. Please wear suitable clothing including sturdy footwear and bring a packed lunch.Foraging Walk with Julie Foster, 10am-12noon. Meet at Newbourne (near Woodbridge) Village Hall, Mill Street, IP12 4NP, Paths are narrow, muddy and uneven. Wear strong boots & nettle-proof clothing 01394 382540|
|Wed 11th||Ipswich Cook Local Session 2: FULLY BOOKED Hands-on cookery evening. This week it is boning and cooking chicken, with fruit desserts. 6.00-10.00pm at the WI Kitchen, 22 Orford Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NS. £15 per head, to be booked and paid for in advance. To book e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01473 250499|
|Sat 14th||Launch of the Free 2013 edition of the Halesworth Local Food Directory, win a hamper of local produce in our free raffle. Plus Peak Oil and Sustainable Living Exhibition. Come and chat to us in Halesworth Farmers’ Produce Market 9am-1pm at The Old Print Works, Halesworth, IP19 8AP. Fruit Tree Harvesting 9.30am -1.00pm. Juicing and pressing fruit at Poppy’s Pantry, The Sidings, Wilford Bridge Road, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1TB. 07834 589543.
Lux Farm Walk, Playford Road, Rushmere St Andrew, Ipswich, IP5 1DA, 10.30am. An opportunity to see behind the scenes on this arable and livestock farm. Traditional breed cattle and sheep are raised to provide meat for the farm shop, tel 01473 624920.
Nose to Tail Cookery Course at the WI Kitchen, 22 Orford Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NS, 10.30am-3.00pm, £25 per head including lunch. Learn to cook nutritious, tasty and very cheap meals from neglected cuts of (local) meat. Visit www.the-oak-tree.co.uk to book and for details, or tel 07954 289490.
30-Mile Meal at Depden Farm Shop, Rookery Farm, Depden, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 4BU, 7 for 7.30pm, £25 for a 3-course meal. Book in advance e-mail email@example.com or 07816 828016, www.depden.com
|Sun 15th||Big Picnic at White House Farm, Great Glemham, Saxmundham, IP17 1LS in association with The Alde Valley Spring Festival. Bring your own picnic (with all ingredients sourced from within 30 miles if you can), your family and friends for a celebration meal and relaxed afternoon in the beautiful Alde Valley. Drinks and local BBQ meat & salad available to buy. Undercover if wet. Outdoor games & activities for all ages. 12 noon – 6pm. Picnic starts at 1pm. Free parking but try to come by foot, bike, or car share. No dogs please – this is a working sheep farm. £2pp, under-12s free. Tickets must be booked in advance, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01728 663531, www.aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk.Family Cook and Eat Local from 3pm @ St John’s Centre, St John’s St, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1SN, £8 per family or £4 per adult, bring household items to Swap. Book in advance by e-mail to email@example.com|
|Mon 16th||Sustainable Bungay, Happy Mondays Meal, 7pm, Bungay Community Centre, Upper Olland Street, NR35 1BE. £5 for 2 courses of delicious local seasonal food, book via the website www.sustainablebungay.com|
|Wed 18th||Ipswich Cook Local Session 3: FULLY BOOKED Cook and eat a variety of Vegetarian dishes. 6.00-10.00pm at the WI Kitchen, 22 Orford Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NS. £12 per head, to be booked and paid for in advance. To book e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01473 250499|
|Sat 21st||Grange Farm Shop, Food Tasting Weekend, CANCELLED DUE TO STAFF ILLNESS Woodbridge Road, Hasketon, Woodbridge, IP13 6HN, cookery demonstrations and recipe ideas, 10am-4pm. 01473 735610. Fruit Bottling Workshop, Poppy’s Pantry, The Sidings, Wilford Bridge Road, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1TB, 9.30am-1.00pm. Up to 6 people, £10 per person. Book in advance on 07816 440834. All equipment provided but bring more jars if you wish. Tour of Pump Street Bakery and how to make sourdough bread, 1 Pump Street, Orford, IP12 2LZ, 11am-12.30pm, £15 per head. To book tel 01394 459829 or e-mail email@example.com Meaty Treats at The Rose House Butchery, 5-7 St Peters Street, Ipswich, IP1 1XF. 2-4pm. Jamie, The Artisan Butcher will be talking about his local meat and giving a you a chance to have a go at making sausages, 07557 683787|
|Sun 22nd||Grange Farm Shop, Hasketon, Food Tasting Weekend, CANCELLED DUE TO STAFF ILLNESS.Transition Woodbridge Evening Gig at The Coach and Horses, Melton Road, Melton, IP12 1PD. Relax with great music and a special local food menu if you want it. 7pm onwards. 01394 382540|
|Mon 23rd||Introduction to foraging meal 7-9pm at Poppy’s Pantry, The Sidings, Wilford Bridge Road, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1TB. Up to 20 people, £8 per person. Book in advance on 01394 387651. Bring a foraged item with you.|
|Wed 25th||Ipswich Cook Local Session 4: Hands-on cookery evening – Suffolk Pork and a fruit pie. 6.00-10.00pm at the WI Kitchen, 22 Orford Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NS. £15 per head, to be booked and paid for in advance. To book e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01473 250499|
|Fri 27th||Halesworth Bring and Share Celebratory Meal. 7.30 – 9pm [Note the venue and start time given in the Challenge leaflet is incorrect, this is the correct one] St Marys Church Hall, IP19 8LL. Bring a dish made using as many locally-sourced ingredients as possible. Share food, recipes, ideas and fun! Also, bring and share any produce glut, seeds etc. Small charge to cover the cost of hall hire.|
|Sat 28th||Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival, 10am-5pm, Snape Maltings, £8 per day or £14 for the weekend, under 13s free. www.aldeburghfoodanddrink.co.uk
Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm, Rushmere St Andrew, Ipswich, Community Supported Agriculture Farm Tour, 2pm. Visit www.the-oak-tree.co.ukfor directions. Please bring suitable clothing including sturdy footwear. Tel 07954 289490.‘Bring some local food to share’ evening at The Cottage, Kelsale-cum-Carlton, Saxmundham. For more info e-mail email@example.com or tel 07801 065385.
|Sun 29th||Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival, 10am-4pm, as above|
|Mon 30th||Eat up your left-overs!|