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Farmdrop scheme is first launched in UK

WH 260414 Launch party for Worthing Farmdrop scheme which supports local produce. Drawing raffle tickets for baskets of fresh produce. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-140426-223103001

WH 260414 Launch party for Worthing Farmdrop scheme which supports local produce. Drawing raffle tickets for baskets of fresh produce. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-140426-223103001

A NEW scheme encouraging people to shop for tasty, fresh food whilst supporting local producers has been launched in Worthing.

Worthing is the first town in the UK to work with Farmdrop, a click and collect platform that encourages communities to work together.

The initiative was launched at St Paul’s Centre on Chapel Road last weekend. The event was attended by more than 250 people.

Organiser Anne Weinhold said: “This works like any supermarket click and collect but all the produce that people can buy from us is locally grown and produced.

“Examples of what we are selling is cakes and chutneys from Vice Puddings, chutneys and preserves from Funky Chutney, vegetables from Roots to Growth and meats from Goodwood Home Farms.

“People order and pay online then give the producers a few days before picking up their order at St Pauls.”

Ms Weinhold, who also set up the Catchbox Worthing Scheme which supports local fishermen, said that she found a lack of local food available to buy.

She added: “I am also very interested in building a community around food.

“This allows the people of Worthing to come together and enjoy good food while helping the environment by saving on air miles and helping local producers.

“It is important for people to know where their food comes from and who has grown or produced it.” For more details email farmdropworthing@gmail.com

 

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