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Food For Thought
The Food for Thought Caithness growing trial programme based at Spittal has been up and running since May of this year and aims to provide the community of Caithness with fresh vegetables salad crops and herbs. At present the project has two twin walled polythene tunnels and open ground beds which have been in full production over the summer. With the aid of the tunnels the development officer and his team hope to extend the growing season.
As part of the project, Food for Thought Caithness have teamed up with Health and Happiness Highland. They aim to work together to develop the growing programme.
In addition to the growing programme Food for Thought Caithness have been active in other areas of positive food promotion throughout the county in the past year. We have run several successful fruit tasting sessions in schools and local community groups offering participants the opportunity to try unusual and exotic fruits seldom seen in Caithness. We have worked with the ethnic community of Caithness to run an Indian cookery course and tasting session. We hope to repeat this venture with other members of the community in the near future.
The project has many areas which it hopes to explore in the coming year but would be very interested to hear from members of the public in ways they can support the community.
Caithness Food Access Development Officer
Telford House, Williamson Street, Wick,
Caithness KW1 5ES
Tel. 01955 603453 Direct.01955 609965