Cambridge Veg Fest is happening from 13 – 21 July with free events and activities across the city, bringing the whole community together to celebrate local and seasonal vegetables. For Cambridge Sustainable Food, this marks the finale to their year long “Veg Cities” campaign, aimed at inspiring us to eat more vegetables and to reduce our intake of meat and dairy.
You’ll find a wealth of veggie based events for all the family, including:
Be an organic farmer for a day! Help out on a local vegetable farm, learn about growing your own veggies and take home some free produce.
The Mini Mobile Schools Vegetable Garden created by St Paul’s Primary School and Cambridge University Botanic Garden. This will be popping up at various venues around the city. It’s a vegetable show garden that teaches about vegetable families, crop rotation, composting and companion planting.
A Geo Cache Veggie Treasure Hunt along the Chisholm Trail.
Foodcycle Community Meals A free three course vegetarian meal (a vegan option will also be available) created from surplus food that would otherwise have gone to waste.
Rock Allotments Open Morning and Abundance Bring and Share Find out how to get an allotment and grow your own veg. Bring and share produce, plants and garden tools plus find out more about volunteering in community gardens.
Veg @ The Edge: Pay as you Feel Community Meal Enjoy a meal made from surplus vegetables at The Edge Cafe, home to Cambridge’s only Community Fridge.
Farmers’ Market and Town Meal Family Day Out Celebrate the city’s diverse food scene at the Cambridge Museum of Technology.
For full details of all the events at this wonderful celebration of all things veggie, take a look at the website and keep an eye on the Facebook page too.