What Can We Do?

So what can we do to help?

  • imagesTry carving knobbly squash or small green pumpkins – they make terrific lanterns and are even tastier to eat!
  • If you buy ‘just for carving’ pumpkins, eat the insides jazzed up with spices and other veg!
  • See how many different pumpkin dishes you can make – remember the seeds are good to eat, too!
  • Plan to grow your own next year!
  • Support local growers and get your pumpkins and squash from local outlets!

We will be getting our pumpkins and squash from a few different places:

  • Some are being donated by generous local growers (Prospects Trust, Snakehall Farm; Cambridge Cropshare/Willow Farm, Lode and through local box scheme supplier Cambridge Organic Food Company);
  • Some will be surplus food from local businesses that would otherwise go to waste.
  • If you have pumpkins and squash you would like to donate, please contact bev@cambridgesustainablefood.org.

And you can get your locally grown pumpkins from:

  • pumpkinsssCambridge Farmers’ Outlet, 8 Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EG
  • Darwin Nurseries, 5 Quy Water, Newmarket Road, Teversham, CB21 9AT
  • Arjuna Wholefoods, 12 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2AD
  • Cambridge Organic Food Company (Cofco veg box scheme) www.cofco.co.uk 
  • Cambridge Cyrenians Allotment Project (CCAP) Pumpkin Stall (outside St. Andrew’s Hall, Tues 27th Oct 12-2pm only – see event listings)
  • The Linton Kitchen, 30 High St, Linton, Cambridge CB21 4HS Buy pumpkins and squash from them from 23rd October onward – then bring them back carved on Halloween (31st October) to be judged in a competition! See events page for more details.
  • Mayflower Produce stall at the Sunday Farmer’s Market in Cambridge Market Square (opposite Great St Mary’s Church). Simon Steel grows his vegetables in Littleport, near Ely and usually has a wonderful range of squashes at this time of year.

And above all, remember to put your pumpkin shell into the compost!

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