If you like to shop local and support the community then why not head down to Reddish Vale High School. As part of their education, learning the importance of where food comes from and making healthy food choices. Students grow produce in the schools two polytunnels, a variety of raised beds and a greenhouse. The best part is they offer what they grow to the local community. The crops are harvested and transported to your home within the same day, this means the shelf life is longer than supermarket bought produce that has to travel many miles and to different locations before arriving at your home.
Currently on offer are mixed salad leaves, cucumber, tomatoes, potatoes and spring onions to name but a few. Also on offer are free range eggs (both chicken and quail), rabbit food, shavings, hay, straw, wild bird seed, dog and cat treats.
So if you’re fed up of supermarket bought produce and would like to support your local community, then head down to the school entrance any Wednesday between 3.10pm – 4pm. If these times aren’t convenient you can contact the farm directly to arrange a suitable time firstname.lastname@example.org
Struggling to come up with an idea for Valentine’s day? Authentic Sicilian street food restaurant and take out deli Atravola will be serving up the best Sicilian dishes & Italian ice cream. Having been and tasted it first hand, I can strongly recommend the restaurant to others. So if you don’t fancy cooking for your other half this Valentine’s, why not stay local and treat them to a fantastic meal.
Specials on the menu include:
- Giant Mediterranean Red King Prawns
- Fresh Monkfish Tails (tomato, white wine, garlic & basil).
- Traditional Sicilian spicy veal stew & cous cous
- Lobster Ravioli (spicy tomato sauce)
(It’s making me hungry just writing this column!)
If you’d like to book a table or arrange a takeout give the restaurant a call on 0161 971 8441.
Fancy a challenge? Udder Challenge comes to Reddish Vale on 30th April. There are only limited spaces available so book now to guarantee your spot.
With 31 obstacles set over 5k and 10k runs. Designed by army leaders and personal trainers to suit both novice and extreme runners.
The 5K run is £40 with £5 (12.5%) of every entry going to the Beechwood cancer care charity. The course will include 19 obstacles set over a 5K course, also to include water slide pass, beer or soft drink token and a t-shirt.
The 10K run is £50 with £15 (30%) of every entry going to Beechwood cancer charity. The course will include 21 obstacles set over a 10K course, also to include water slide pass, beer or soft drink token and a t-shirt. For this run the extra £10 is paid on the day when signing on.
Run or walk the course, it's entirely up to you!
Also taking place is a family fun day to include things like rock climbing, mini assault course and many others, all to start at 11.00 am and free to access (some family activities are pay as you go on the day). Food & drink wise, there will be catering at the event to include hog roast, barbecue, pop corn and hot dogs! Food and drink will be available from 11.00 am. At the event there will also be a fully licensed bar serving alcohol from 12.00pm onwards to 5.00pm.
This is certainly one to put in the diary. More...