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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.

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.