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Reading Town Meal 30th September 2017

The event is held in Forbury Gardens from 12noon until 4pm. Lunch is served until the food runs out!

The biggest "picnic in the park" that Reading has ever seen will return to Forbury Gardens on Saturday 30th September and you are invited to this fantastic celebration of local sustainable food. It's one of the events that makes Reading a special place. See the video of Reading Town Meal 2016

What is Reading Town Meal?

Reading Town Meal is a truly community-powered event. First held in 2011, so far there have been four fantastic 'picnics in the park' celebrating the delicious fruit and veg that is grown in Reading. All the food is donated by the wonderful growers and allotment holders around Reading, cooked by Reading College students, and served free in Forbury Gardens. The meal is accompanied by music from local bands, family fun activities, plus the chance to learn more about growing your own food, shop with local producers and find out what local community and sustainability groups are doing in Reading.

Get Involved!

The date is fixed and planning is on track so now we need your help to make it all happen! We are looking for keen growers to Pledge your Veg and help us assemble all the ingredients for the meal, as well as lots of you to sign up to be Town Meal Makers and help out with the event planning and on the day itself. We're also looking for community groups to have stalls and run activities.

The fifth Reading Town Meal will see a delicious meal, cooked by Reading College catering students from produce grown and donated by local allotment holders and gardeners, served free to over 1,000 people. Alongside the meal there's a packed programme of free workshops, family activities, live music, community groups and food and drink stalls.

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