Derby, United Kingdom, October 14, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Local growers and food producers will be given a sneak preview of Derby College’s new Food Hub at Broomfield Hall on Saturday October 16 – a week before the venue officially opens to the general public.
The Food Hub, supported by £299,000 from the Big Lottery’s Local Food scheme, will then be open to the public from Saturday October 23. It will include a shop and café open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm - featuring produce from local growers and producers from chocolates and cakes to organic meat and vegetables.
Head of Broomfield Hall Louise Curd said: “The Food Hub has various different aspects which share the common theme of encouraging and supporting local people of all ages and from a range of cultural backgrounds to grow and make their own produce.
“As well as the shop and café featuring locally-made and grown produce, we will be working closely with community growing schemes and setting up short training courses to inspire and upskill people to join this growing trend.”
Food Hub Coordinator David Harris continued: “This is a unique project in this area as it combines education with the shop and café. As well as supporting local producers, this will be a great platform to serve and sell the vegetables, grown to organic principles, and rare breed meat already produced at Broomfield Hall.
“The ethos behind the Food Hub is that everything will be local, fresh, healthy and affordable so this will be a great asset to both the staff and students on site and then the general public from the end of October.”
For more information or if you are interested in the Broomfield Food Hub, please contact Derby College on 01332 520200 ext 6618