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Hi everyone,

 

I've just started running a toddler group in Crosspool called 'Messy Mangoes' on a Monday afternoon where we are encouraging children to come, play with and taste some fruit and vegetables and get messy.

 

The first two weeks have been very successful and lots of kids have tried some fruit & veggies for the first time. The first week we used about 2 mangoes, an orange and a couple of apples. This week it was a lettuce, tomatoes & a couple of peppers.

 

If anyone could help us out with some veggies/fruit each week to help the kids learn about healthy eating. Not much and we'd give you a mention on our posters etc - if you wanted.

 

Any help would be much appreciated instead of us buying it from costly fruit & veg shops!

 

Thanks,

 

Kate

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What about contacting a company such as Able & Cole, see link. They may deliver you a few samples each week if you are in their delivery area in return for advertising them as a sponsor.

 

 

http://www.abelandcole.co.uk/fruit-veg?gclid=CIO545Hr2bcCFfDMtAodJHoAvQ

 

 

Their produce is seasonal so it may help to educate kids and parents about using seasonal produce.

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Thanks, they look great. I'll ask them :)

 

Was going to look at local allotment owners to see if anyone wanted to help.

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http://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1175982

 

Aren't you charging £3.50 per child for this? What does that cover if not the fruit and veg?

 

The market is good value for stuff like that & most fruit shops/supermarkets have offers on *something* each week.

Edited by irenewilde

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Kate,

 

Hillside Harvest is a community food growing project in the Rivelin Valley and we are keen to encourage more people to see where food comes from and get involved in growing it. We have 6 allotment plots we work together and could offer some of our produce, particularly when there is lots of something.

Can we have a chat about our different projects and how we can support each other. I would like to see if your group could come and visit and maybe get messy helping with what we do...

My number is 2301 406.

Nick

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Aren't you charging £3.50 per child for this? What does that cover if not the fruit and veg?

 

The market is good value for stuff like that & most fruit shops/supermarkets have offers on *something* each week.

 

I ' m with you on this Irene - £3.50 a child (so £35.00 for 10 kids ) and all they ate according to the OP was a lettuce (50p) some tomatoes (1.00) and a couple of peppers (1.50) between them - so 30 pence worth each and yet the OP complains the food is costly and wants it for free. Not sure the local veg shop , who incidentally offers excellent value for money, will be making as much of a mark up as she appears to be.

 

If this was a charity supporting local children then fare dues - but asking for freebies as a business so make more profit- and not alluding to that in the thread- is a but rich.

 

Good offer though from HHGroup.

 

---------- Post added 19-06-2013 at 20:14 ----------

 

http://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1175982

 

Aren't you charging £3.50 per child for this? What does that cover if not the fruit and veg?

 

The market is good value for stuff like that & most fruit shops/supermarkets have offers on *something* each week.

 

I ' m with you on this Irene - £3.50 a child (so £35.00 for 10 kids ) and all they ate according to the OP was a lettuce (50p) some tomatoes (1.00) and a couple of peppers (1.50) between them - so 30 pence worth each and yet the OP complains the food is costly and wants it for free. Not sure the local veg shop , who incidentally offers excellent value for money, will be making as much of a mark up as she appears to be.

 

If this was a charity supporting local children then fare dues - but asking for freebies/ reductions as a business to make more profit- and not alluding to that in the thread - is a but rich.

 

Good offer though from HHGroup.

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