Category Archives: Local Food

Eat WoT U Grow Lunch 2016

When: Sunday 2 October 2016 12:30 for 1:00 to 3:30pm


Apples by Crabchick

Where: At The Scout Hut at the top of Great Brockeridge Westbury-on-Trym

The idea behind this annual social community event  is that Matt, a trained ex professional chef, will prepare, cook and serve 50 to 60 inquisitive people a three couse lunch from local season produce.  Although the title suggests you have to grow your own food, this is not a pre-requisite for coming to enjoy the three couse meal.  We will be selling our well accepted apple juice and you are welcome to bring your own wine.

If you do have s surplus of fruit or vegetables let us know and we may be able to use it.

If you would like to come, or have surplus produce or just want to learn more contact us at: .



Village Show

Do come and visit our stall at the Westbury-on-Trym Village show this Saturday, 5th September from 11m-5pm.

  • We will have a new tranport display attempting to make sense of the myriad of alternatives to car travel in the city.
  • Sign up for our locally-sourced community lunch on Sunday 20th September – see the report of our last lunch here.
  • Meet the SusWoT worms as they chill in their 5-star wormery.

Apple Pressing Saturday 18 October at Falcondale Road Allotments

SusWoT will be at the National Trust apple pressing event which runs from 11am to 3pm.   We will also be showing off one of our wormeries and selling overwintering broad beans seeds very cheap to plant in the next month.

Bring along some apples and go home with some tasty, fresh juice. Don’t forget to bring a bottle with you!

Have a go at making your own juice with the National Trust. Find out how to use a scratter before flexing your muscles with the press!

For more information please email Nicole at or find us on Facebook or

Christmas with SusWoT



Westbury-on-Trym Christmas Fair

Saturday 14th December 2013

We will have stalls at both parts of the WoT Christmas fair. Enjoy some of our hot ginger apple juice and enjoy all the fun of the fair. Many of our regular Local Produce Market traders will have stalls at the fair.

  • 10am-1pm in Stoke Lane
  • 2pm-6pm for Colours of Christmas in the village centre. See this leaflet for more details.

SusWoT Social

Join us at the Post Office Tavern from 7:30pm on Thursday 19th December for our Christmas social.

Watching Your Waste-Line at Christmas

Here are a couple of sites with some suggestions for reducing waste. What are your top tips? Write a comment below.

LifeCycleUK @ WoT Market



A big thank you from LifeCycleUK for all the bikes donated at last Saturday’s Local Produce Market:

“We picked up 30 bikes on the day, so could I ask you to pass our (Life Cycle’s) thanks to SusWoT for their efforts the people of WoT and surrounds for donating their bikes to us.

The bikes will go to one of two projects

  • Adult bikes – will be refurbished at the prison and sold (at low cost) in the city centre
  • Kids bikes – will be swapped or sold at £10 each

Both projects aim to get or keep people cycling, especially those on low incomes. If bikes are to far gone to be refurbished, we take whatever parts we can from them and re-use them.

Eat WoT U Grow 2013

Eat WoT U Grow

Eat WoT U Grow Sunday Lunch (Crabchick)

On 22nd September 2013, 60 people enjoyed the second annual Eat WoT U Grow meal. This was a delicious 3-course Sunday lunch cooked by a professional chef and his able willing assistants, using only locally produced, seasonal ingredients. The lunch was held at Northcote Scout Hut, Great Brockeridge and everyone agreed that the point was more than proved that eating with an environmental conscience can also be highly appetizing. All this for only £10/head, with a discount for those able to contribute something they had grown or foraged for the meal or their labour on the day.


Guess the weight of the pumpkin (Crabchick)

As well as stimulating people to think about this issue of where our food comes from, the event was also a great way to bring people together and strengthen the community in a relaxed and fun setting.

Music was provided by Charlie Groves, a local musician involved in both producing his own music and in music education and therapy activities, especially for those with learning difficulties.

See more pictures at Crabchick’s gallery.


Alternative diets including  vegetarian, vegan and coeliac (gluten free) were catered for with advance notice.

A selection of local apple juices from Box Bush Farm was available or wine, either BYO or supplied via the extremely local(?) Majestic wine.

Spiced squash soup

Spiced squash soup (Crabchick)

Starter – Spiced squash soup with curry oil and crème fraiche.


Main course

Main course (Crabchick)

Main – Braised pork shoulder with mustard mash, garden greens and cider sauce. This year the pork was sourced from a local farm shop, last year we were able to get our pork from Lawrence Weston Community Farm.


Chef Matt with crumble

Chef Matt with crumble (Crabchick)

Dessert – Apple, plum and blackberry crumble with ginger custard. Many of the apples and plums were contributed by those attending and a lot of the blackberries were wild ones picked around Westbury and on the Downs.

March Edition of SusWoT newsletter published

The March edition of the SusWot Quarterly newsletter has been published.