Testimonial statements

In addition, here are some testimonial statements about Real Food Wythenshawe from recent projects:

Tammy Adler, Volunteer and local tenant:
“My back garden is now 90% edible! I have learned so much from the Real Food workshops. I even grow apples from trees that were grafted from root stock and I am also hoping to build a clay oven after being inspired by a recent event!”

Jane Clinton, Wythenshawe Farm:
“Working with the Real Food project has been great – and so timely. Many people now want to know about the provenance and welfare of the food that they eat. Reopening the Farm shop has meant that people can know access local produce with zero carbon footprint.”

Hazel Darke, Volunteer:

“The Real Food message is now reaching a wider audience and a new generation are coming up that want to know about their food – not just what they are eating, but how it gets to the plate.”

Or some of the people that gave quotes at our recent demonstration kitchen launch at Wythenshawe Market:

Tim Nicholls, local Methodist minister and Chair of The Jonah Group:
“This is an excellent project. I’ve been working with the Real Food team on food poverty and raising awareness of healthier lifestyles, so this kitchen is an excellent idea.”

Rob Jones, Assistant Store Manager of Aldi in Baguley, Wythenshawe:
“We have worked with the Real Food team to provide local people with some of the ingredients to go with their excellent, healthy recipes. It’s a great partnership and has been very well received.”

Jan Wilson, resident from Sharston, Wythenshawe:

“The food is amazing. I tried their frittata last week and it was delicious. I’ve just picked up the recipe for Jacqueline’s famous dahl and I’m going to get the ingredients from the market while I’m here. It was really tasty and quite simple really!”

Lesley Benyon, tenant, Wythenshawe:
“I’ve just tried the meat balls and picked up the recipe. I will definitely have a go at making those. This is such a great idea – I’m really looking forward to watching more demonstrations and trying the recipes!”

Nigel Palmer, Wythenshawe Market Manager, Manchester City Council

“Real Food Wythenshawe’s launch of their Demonstration Kitchen in the market drew quite a crowd, with people spilling over to surrounding stalls. We received almost a day’s footfall in just over 2 hours during their cooking and sampling demonstration!

We wish the team well with this great project to encourage healthy eating and we hope that it will inspire people to buy fresh produce locally from our market traders! The Real Food team were declared our ‘traders of the week’, a new scheme that has been very positive and provided a talking point within the market.”