Come along to discuss food in Sheffield at the May Third Sector Cafe...
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Grow, Give, Make, Sell.

Share with Sheffield's Third Sector Cafe.

The discussion this month will be around food - growing it, giving it, making it and selling it. 

This event will be hosted by the Jesus Centre on Hanover way, (home to the Parlour Cafe and drop in centre) on Thursday 15th May at 9.30am til 11.30am. Please come along at 9:20 to give yourself a chance to get a coffee from the Parlour Cafe!

Share your experiences during Sheffield's Food Festival month, and hear more about what organisations are up to with food in Sheffield. 

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Read about our wonderful speakers below.

People coming along to talk about their projects include:

Dr Megan Blake of Sheffield University – Megan specialises in urban food, farming and justice and has recently returned from a spell in Hong Kong where she saw some innovative approaches to urban food production. Megan has a blog and been an inspiration for this event. She has kindly agreed to help chair our discussions.
Our second inspiration for this event is Kim Swan who spoke eloquently during a cafe discussion last year about her plans for community bread baking courses at the Victoria Community Cafe. Since then she seems to have been on a roll (excuse the pun!). Thursday is Kim’s bread making day at the cafe, but she’s kindly agreed to join us instead, bringing some of her bread baking volunteers along to share what they’ve been learning.

Dr Caroline Hart of Sheffield Hallam University sits on Sheffield’s Food Board (yes, there is one!) which is involved in developing the Sheffield Food Plan. She has been working on an innovative project looking at food in primary schools in Sheffield in the context of the new national School Food Plan. She is interested in the potential to develop links between schools, families and allotments across the city.
Lisette Baker, Regional Manager for Yorkshire and Humber Let's Get Cooking project from the Children’s Food Trust will join us to talk about work they are leading with groups from ten schools who came together at Foxhill Forum in Sheffield to learn about food safety and labelling, portion sizes, how to chop and use equipment safely, as well as a range of easy, healthy recipes to help people of all ages eat well. This project was successful in getting funding from South Yorkshire’s Community Health Lottery HealthRich


There will also be a chance to pick up tips from a couple of fantastic Yorkshire business with specialist expertise in food.

Dave Cates of Redemption Media has recently collaborated with the Food Banks in Sheffield to create a Food Bank app which food banks can use to tell supporters exactly what food they need – and send reminders people can use when out shopping.
Jo Densley of Relish Marketing will also be with us. Relish work with independent producers across the country to help them launch and sell food products successfully in this fiercely competitive market. Jo has kindly offered to answer any questions you may have on food marketing.
And to give an inside view of launching a new product, Karina Tape of the delicious Buster's coffee company, and Third Sector Cafe regular, is also coming. Busters is a CIC which was developed as a project by Broomby CIC, set up to provide practical, vocational and inspiring training opportunities for people with learning disabilities or mental health problems. We buy all our coffee for Spaceworks (the Harland Works shared office space where we work) from Busters; after this event we hope you will too!
Kim Swan has been involved in some interesting projects she can tell us about including a recent collaboration with the Autism Plus. She mentioned an interesting proposal from John Le Corney of Heeley City Farm for collaboration and John has kindly agreed to come along and talk about the farms ambitious Growing Food targets for 2014, including ideas to establish a 5 week cookery course for local low income families demonstrating how to turn food from the community allotment into nourishing family meals.
Following feedback from our Cafe members we have decided to change the pricing structure from our June cafe, we're making it more cost effective to book in advance, this will help us to know who is coming in advance which will help us to provide a better quality cafe.
Third Sector Cafe tickets Pre-ordered Eventbrite ticket Ticket on the door Savings from pre-ordering tickets
Not-for-profits £5 (+ booking fee) £7.50 £1.55
For-profits £10 (+ booking fee) £12.50 £1.25
With our wonderful speakers lined up, we're looking forward to some interesting discussions: we hope you will join us on Thursday 15th May at 9.30: please make sure you book your ticket here.
Best Wishes 
Sophy and Laura

Third Sector Cafe Founders
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