We are running a special promotion for the food hubs on 30th July and 6th August.
Spend £50 or more with Stroudco and get a free 1 litre tub of Winstone vanilla ice cream.
PLUS, buy any Stroud Brewery beer and we will give you 20% of what you paid back as credit in your Stroudco account!
Our next Stroudco dinner will be on 24th June, this time held in Horsley.
Our guest chefs this time are Isa and Carmen from Sabor a Sol, who used to do the tapas nights at Stroud Brewery. They cook authentic Spanish food and will be offering a delicious range of dishes from their home country.
Here is what we have lined up for you.
-Spanish omelette (V)
-Arrollado (spinach roll stuffed with cheese and mushrooms) (V)
-Lentil salad (V)
-Chorizos in cider
-Prawns with garlic and parsley
-Green salad (V)
-Allioli (garlic sauce)
– Dessert with coffee or tea
This time there will be live flamenco music and a dancer!!
Bring your own, as before
24th June (Friday night) arrive from 6.30 for food at 7pm.
Horsley village hall – a spacious and light hall with parking
£20 per adult – I was hoping to reduce the ticket price but with the live music there were additional costs – it will be worth it!
How to book
Go to https://openfoodnetwork.org.uk/stroudco/shop and search for “sabor”. Buy the ticket like you would any other item, either in a separate order or together with your food shopping.
Our dinner on 20th May was a great success. With Fadia’s fantastic food, a really nice venue and around 30 Stroudco members for company, what more could you want.
We enjoyed a chat and drink outside before sitting down to have pitta dipped in houmous and other delightful dips, plus fresh falafel. Then we helped ourselves to a range of aromatic dishes brimming with the taste of fresh herbs, including various salads and hot dishes.
The meal was finished off with the best baklava I have ever tasted, plus Palestinian coffee or mint tea from Fadia’s one mint plants.
I’ve often said I’d love to do a culinary tour of the Middle East but maybe I don’t need to!
Thank you to all who came and a special thanks to Fadia and her helpers. If you couldn’t make it this time, I’m sure there will be a next time!
We are now in the process of switching to our long-promised and long-delayed webshop / food hub system. This means that the Stroudco shop is not available for a few days so please do not use the ‘Shop’ tab at the moment. We will email all our shoppers when we are ready to take orders with the new system. Thanks for your patience.
The new system – Open Food Network provides a platform specifically designed for food hubs, buying groups and small producers.
To quote their own website, it’s the “flagship project of the Open Food Foundation, a non-profit, registered charity established in October 2012 to develop, accumulate and protect open source knowledge, code, applications and platforms for fair and sustainable food systems.”
23rd April – food hub as normal
27th April – orders close for the last time on old system
30th April – last food hub on old system
7th May – NO FOOD HUB
8th May – orders open on OFN for food hub on 14th May
14th May – first food hub on new system
If you are a shopper member:
We will be in touch to point out the key differences between ordering now and ordering on the new system. It makes sense to do this closer to the time so that you don’t forget again by the time you actually get to try it out.
If you are a producer member:
We need to make sure you know how to update your products on the new system and we will be in touch with you with instructions on how to do this. We can provide support and training. In some cases we will be able to update your listings for you.
One of Stroudco Food Hub’s longest standing producer members is looking to expand but would like reassurance from as many potential customers as possible before taking the leap.
Stroud Community Agriculture (SCA) has been farming 50 acres on the outskirts of Stroud for ten years and has recently supported the purchase of an additional 40 acres on Wick Street in the Painswick Valley. SCA has been selling biodynamic vegetables and meat through Stroudco for eight years and is now looking into setting up a micro dairy in spring 2017, with the aim of supplying the Stroud community with organic unpasteurised, raw cow’s milk.
Before committing to the expense of setting up a new dairy herd, SCA would like to hear back from as many people as possible about their interest in raw milk. They have set up a very brief survey here
For the month of March we are offering FREE DELIVERY
for any orders over £50 within a radius of 3 miles of Stroud Valleys School. We are also offering free deliveries to Nailsworth and Horsley under the same condition.
If your order qualifies, simply add the Free Delivery item under “other food and drink” to your order.
The offer includes orders received now, for the food hub on 5th March and may be extended. Otherwise the last food hub included in the offer will be 26th March.
If you are unsure whether your address is within the 3 miles radius, please get in touch.