Mayflower's Organic Meals Go Down A Treat
Published by Nathan Black for Boston Mayflower Ltd in Housing and also in Communities, Education, Health
A NEW community project organised by a Boston housing association has seen members of the public being served healthy organic dinners.
The Community Hubs scheme, being run by Boston Mayflower, began dishing up the dinners on Monday lunchtime (November 10) at Richmond House.
Meals cost just £3.50 per head, and offer diners the chance to have a break from cooking and meet new people.
Next Monday (November 17) meals will be served at Valentine Close, then on Thursday, November 20, they will be available at The Orchards, Wyberton.
Meals are held at each venue on a fortnightly basis.
Kirton farmer Andrew Dennis has also teamed up with the Hubs, and is supplying organic vegetables from Woodlands Farm to be used in the project.
All the people working on the scheme are volunteers.
Scheme Chef Jacque Winlove-Smith said: "Our meals are as fresh as can be - they are all homemade using organic produce.
"As soon as we started using these ingredients we immediately received comments back about how good the vegetables tasted."
Mayflower's Community Hubs are being funded by the Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust.
If the pilot is a success, the scheme may be brought in as a social enterprise based in the Skirbeck area of Boston.
Scheme organiser Bev Chapman said: "Meals are prepared at the Fenside Community Centre.
"After people have eaten they can take part in some gentle exercise, quizzes - and even have a go on a Wii.
"Transport is also available."
Kirton's Woodlands Farm regularly opens its gates to visitors, giving them the chance to see the natural way produce is farmed there.
Mayflower's Community Hubs have also been supported by the Boston Healthy Living Forum, RSPB, and Age Concern.
* For more information about this scheme call Bev Chapman on 01205 318554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Woodlands Farm call 01205 724778 or visit www.woodlandsfarm.co.uk