The Ladywell Food Assembly

Via the Ladywell forum, Moira writes:

I'm starting a Food Assembly in Ladywell very soon. Its a pop-up food market held every Tuesday from 5.30-7.30pm at the Ladywell Tavern.

The Food Assembly supports sustainable agriculture, locally sourced (within 150 miles) fresh meat, vegetables and fruit (and more), and fair prices. You order online as little or as much as you want and collect on your way home from work.

You can be kept informed of our progress and news of our launch date via Facebook.

8 comments:

Moira said...

You can become a member here: https://thefoodassembly.com/en/assemblies/7373
You can order as much or as little as you like and you don't have to order every week.

Sabine said...

I joined the Food Assembly 7 months ago, I usually go to the one in Forest Hill or Nunhead. Great to hear that one is Ladywell is opening. The Food Assembly was initially created in France a few year ago (in France it is called "La Ruche Qui Dit Oui" - basically meaning the "hive which says yes"). In France, we have Food Assembly all over the country and in continental Europe the network is booming as well.

The Food Assembly arrived in the UK in summer 2014, it started in East London and South East London and now is expanding. The concept is to put directly is contact the local food farmers (vegs, fruits, meat, eggs), local Artisans which make bread, cheese, jams. The idea is too bypass the supermarkets and "say yes to local", have local and in season food, fair price. Sourcing food direct from local producers is the way forward for food sypply. The quality of the products is really good (most organic or biodynamic). Since i joined i have never shopped anywhere else for fresh products. If you are inspired join the Food Assembly. At least try to order once to see how it is.



What you need to do is to sign up for free, you pick you your food assembly, you order and pay online, and to go to pick up your food on the day/time of the specific Food Assembly you chose.


It is like a farmer's market online and you pick up from a specific location, usually in the evening on weekdays, and the food assemblies tend to be in pubs here in the UK!

Alla E said...

it has existed in US under the name co-op for many years now

Moira said...

The Food Assembly model has just been listed in the finals of the BBC Food & Farming awards.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/583VmGK4pNhbqNQTc3TdKfc/best-initiative-in-british-food

Moira said...

Its just been announced that the Food Assembly model is a finalist in the BBC Radio 4 Food & Farming Awards.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/583VmGK4pNhbqNQTc3TdKfc/best-initiative-in-british-food

Etain said...

Thank you all for coming to the Launch Party and making it such a huge success. Many of the producers remarked on the great atmosphere in the pub and keen interest of us Ladywellians! .

If you haven't yet become a member you can still support this great community endeavour. You can join here:https://thefoodassembly.com/en/assemblies/7373

The market is now open for sales with 11 producers offering great food, and you can now buy Brockley Brewery's amazing beers!

moira said...

Thank you all for coming to the Launch Party and making it such a huge success. Many of the producers remarked on the great atmosphere in the pub and keen interest of us Ladywellians! .

If you haven't yet become a member you can still support this great community endeavour. You can join here:https://thefoodassembly.com/en/assemblies/7373

The market is now open for sales with 11 producers offering great food, and you can now buy Brockley Brewery's amazing beers!

moira said...

We won the BBC's Food and Farming Awards last night for Best Food Initiative!

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