Healthy growth for food group

Macclesfield Express - - BEFORE THE BENCH -

A GROUP that pro­motes grow­ing your own food will hold one of its big­gest sales yet at the town’s next Trea­cle Mar­ket on Sun­day, Jan­uary 31.

Vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tion Food4Macc will set up shop in­side the town hall – thanks to a com­mu­nity grant from Mac­cles­field coun­cil – with al­most 100 va­ri­eties of seed pota­toes, dif­fer­ent fruit bushes and trees, onion sets, flow­er­ing bulbs, and a wide range of pack­eted seeds.

Last year the event at­tracted more than 500 peo­ple and the group is hop­ing to at­tract even more with a big­ger range of items this year.

Or­gan­iser Colin Tow­nend said: “We were re­ally pleased to have helped so many Mac­cles­field gar­den­ers get the seeds and plants they needed last year.

“Com­bin­ing with the Trea­cle Mar­ket makes for an out­ing all the fam­ily can en­joy. There’s a form on our web­site – Food4Macc.org – so cus­tomers can re­serve items in ad­vance and col­lect on the day.”

The group will also of­fer sup­port to school food grow­ing projects.

The mar­ket opens at 10am.

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