As well as being the only community owned pub on a housing estate in the UK, the Bevy is Brighton’s only zero waste pub, working in partnership with everyone from FareShare Sussex, Brighton Food Factory, Infinity Foods Wholesalers and others to produce home cooked food. So we were perfectly placed to make the switch to meals on wheels using local food.
We are supporting growers across Sussex to make sure the fresh produce goes to those who need it the most. From Nutbourne Nursery in West Sussex for tomatoes, Tablehurst Farm in Forest Row, Morghew Park Potato Shop in Tenterden, The Mac’s Organic Egg Farm in Ditchling and Ringden Farm in Ticehurst.
Closer to home Moulsecoomb Forest Garden Project has always delivered surplus to Friday Friends lunch club and helped organise our annual plant sale. Now temporarily closed we are coordinating volunteers to grow organic fruit and vegetables at the Garden for the Bevy Meals on Wheels while Moulsecoomb Primary’s award winning school grounds and the Bevy’s edible pub garden are also doing their bit in helping deliver fresh produce onto peoples plates.
* Frustrated sitting at home wondering what to do? If you’re lucky enough to have a garden grow some potatoes, runner beans and tomatoes. If you’ve got a balcony a tray of salad will at least give you some fresh produce each day. Gardeners World Low Maintenance Fruit & Veg and RHS Vegetable Basics can help get you started.