Cookie, the award-winning eatery in Glasgow’s southside, is to run jam-making sessions open to all on Sunday 15 and Sunday 22 August after 6.30pm as part of Glasgow Harvest.
Organised by public arts organisation NVA, Glasgow Harvest aims to celebrate the social gardening movement and promote the appeal of urban farming at the Hidden Gardens behind the Tramway on Saturday 28 August.
Cookie co-owner, Domenico Del Priore, said, “We’re issuing an open invitation to everyone with access to a fruit tree to bring their fruit along to Cookie and participate in a mass jam session!
“Whether you grow apples, pears, plums, gooseberries, blueberries, blackcurrants or strawberries, now is the perfect time of year to pick the fruit from your trees and pop down to Cookie to turn them into jam as part of the Glasgow Harvest event”
Cookie has been in the vanguard of the urban farming movement since it opened its doors late last year. Just last month its Urban Gardener Barter Food Exchange launched a summer fruit and veg collection service.
The idea behind the Cookie Urban Gardener Barter Food Exchange is for allotment growers to use their green fingers to grow produce for the eatery or share their excess production through an innovative barter system. Cookie uses this locally sourced produce to offer a truly alternative means of supply to the local community.
Mr Del Priore draws parallels with the groundbreaking urban food programme in Cuba where political and economic change forced the population to attempt an ‘organic revolution’ as the country struggled to produce enough food to survive. One way was to grow more food in urban areas.
In addition to providing an opportunity to share knowledge and produce and have a great day out, Glasgow Harvest will be Glasgow’s biggest open air home-grown meal. Glasgow Harvest 2010 will be taking place at The Hidden Gardens from 12noon to 6pm on Saturday 28th August.
Recently named Glasgow Newcomer of the Year 2010 for breaking the mould of local eating and drinking, Cookie seeks to break down the barriers between food production, distribution, preparation and consumption.
Cookie is based at 72 Nithsdale Road, Pollokshields, Glasgow. For further information about Cookie log on to www.cookiescotland.com
For further information please contact Domenico Del Priore on tel 0141 423 1411
Issued on behalf of Cookie by Liquorice Media tel 0141 561 4018 www.liquorice-media.com
Date 12th August 2010