19 Sep 2017
The Food Assembly Comes to Clapham Common
As seen in the BBC & The Guardian, The Food Assembly is a local initiative that brings people together to buy fresh food directly from local farmers and food makers. Every week Food Assembly customers in Clapham can order food online from local food producers before picking it up from the assembly venue – The King & Co. All food products come from an average distance of 28 miles, compared to the 600 miles with a supermarket.
Community is at the heart of The Food Assembly – it connects neighbours to farmers, neighbours to each other, & everyone to their food. By choosing to buy local, shoppers can support the community of Clapham, as for every £1 spent through Clapham Common Food Assembly, 90p stays in the local economy. It also ensures your money reaches the right people; food producers keep over 80% of sales for every product sold, compared to 15%-25% through supermarkets. Also, there is less food waste as all the food is ordered in advance.
Whether from their iPhone app or laptop, weekly shoppers can choose from unique local products, such as artisan bread from The Hill Bakery; cured meats from London Smoke & Cure; & seasonal compotes from Fruitition Preserves. Not to forget plenty of fresh local vegetables & cheeses.
The Clapham Assembly is organised by Alex, Mathieu, Thea and Loren who love to share their passion with others.
“I can’t wait for the idea to grow in the wider community that live and work in Clapham. To bring a local food hub that connects people, where we share more than just money for goods. It’s going to have a huge positive impact.” says Mathieu.
The Clapham Common Assembly is held at The King & Co, every Tuesday from 6-8pm. Locals can meet farmers, foodmakers & their neighbours, taste local food samples & see where their food comes from.
Sign up to become a member at:
Place your food orders by Sunday evening for collection Tuesday evening.