Enjoying the Harvest

So all the hard work is done and now it's time to enjoy the fruits of your labours. There are lots of great recipes on the Internet, with websites like All recipes UK and Love Food Hate Waste having thousands of recipes for fruit and vegetables. We've linked to some useful recipes at the bottom of this page.

But sometimes you just get too much, and you can't face another courgette. Or you have more apples than you can eat and hate to see the rest go to waste.

Luckily, we have some useful resources for you. Abundance Reading, which is part of Transition Town Reading, can help with picking excess fruit and vegetables, and distribute it to good causes around town.

Or you can trade your surplus on the Reading Local Exchange Trading Scheme (LETS) and acquire Readies to use in exchange for other things or skills.

We also intend to provide advice and signs for giving it away on your allotment or at your house.

 

 

 

Related resources

Fruity Bakewell Tart

Ideal for apples and/or pears and also a good way to use home-made jam

Glutney

A great recipe for chutney, using whatever's in season. All the right ingredients are likely to be found in your kitchen

Pear and Plum Chutney

Recipe to use up ripe pears and plums

RFGN Guide to Growing Beetroot

The Reading Food Growing Network guide to growing beetroot.

Download: RFGN Guide to Growing Beetroot (PDF format)

RFGN Guide to Growing French Beans

The Reading Food Growing Network guide to growing French beans, both climbing and dwarf.

Download: RFGN Guide to Growing French Beans (PDF format)

RFGN Guide to Growing Onions

The Reading Food Growing Network guide to growing onions.

Download: RFGN Guide to Growing Onions (PDF format)

RFGN Guide to Growing Radishes

The Reading Food Growing Network guide to growing radishes.

Download: RFGN Guide to Growing Radishes (PDF format)

RFGN Guide to Growing Salad Leaves

The Reading Food Growing Network guide to growing salad leaves, including rocket.

Download: RFGN Guide to Growing Salad Leaves (PDF format)

RFGN Guide to Growing Squash

The Reading Food Growing Network guide to growing squash.

Download: RFGN Guide to Growing Squash (PDF format)

Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes with Parsnips, Desiree potatoes and Rosemary

A great autumnal recipe, combining Jerusalem artichokes with other seasonal root vegetables

Upcoming events

Three day intensive gardening course
Fri 22 Feb 2019 9:30am - Sun 24 Feb 2019 4:30pm Ridgeline Trust Garden, 25 Whiteknights Road, Reading RG6 7BY

An opportunity to learn about gardening and socialise with members of various community groups.

The course covers soil, garden planning, composting, pest management, harvesting, sourcing of materials.

People with disabilities and sensory needs are welcome to apply as support will be provided.

The course is offered by the Integrated Research & Development Centre; IRDC is a registered community interest company.

Course costs: Per participant £60 which covers tea, biscuits, local garden visits travel cost, certificate

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Get Growing: Harvesting and seed saving
Sat 7 Sep 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm Whitley GrowAllot, Meavy Gardens, Whitley RG2
  • Explore different harvesting methods
  • How to extend the harvest
  • How to store your produce
  • Saving seeds for next year

Price: £15 per session or 4 sessions for £50.00

Light refreshments included

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