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Kindling Trust

On the 16th July 2013 Food4Hull organised a free, public event: Inspiring Food Stories from Manchester and action we can take in Hull Helen Woodcock & Chris Walsh from The Kindling Trust came over from Manchester and gave an inspiring talk about some of the things they’d achieved in Manchester.  Here’s a (brief) summary for […]

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Milena on Getting your Kids to Eat Healthier

Getting your kids to eat healthier By Milena Minichiello, functional nutritionist   “Eating habits are a learned behaviour!” We seem to have lost the ability to eat intuitively as the food industry has become more driven towards consumerism. We are disconnected from our true food sources and operate on a ‘fast food is good food […]

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Victoria’s Eating the Rainbow Challenge

Eat the Rainbow by Victoria Clifton, Hull-based dietitian Most people will have heard the message to eat ‘Five-a-day’ however an equally important message is to ‘Eat the Rainbow’, and I don’t mean Skittles! Of course, your first goal is to include 5 portions of fruit and vegetables each day into your diet, but once you […]


Springtime in the Garden – WEA Course

Do you feel like trying a gardening course in 2020? The WEA in Hull are running a 10-week course. People on certain benefits might be entitled to a free course. Sow early seeds of your choice, and look at the possibilities of growing fruit trees and bushes and research how to plant them. Understand the […]

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Happy New Year 2020

A Happy New Year 2020 from the Hull Food Partnership After a festive period when many of us might have overindulged, January is the perfect time to start new eating habits. This month, in the spirit of healthy eating, the Hull Veg City theme is nutrition and we’ll be featuring a veg-based blog in 5 […]

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Jilly’s spiced pumpkin & lentil soup

Ingredients 1 large pumpkin (seeds removed, peeled and chopped into chunks) 1 onion chopped 3 garlic cloves (sliced thinly) Thumb sized piece of ginger thinly chopped Can coconut milk 1 ltr of good vegetable stock Tbsp Mild curry powder Tbsp Bovil Tbsp Soy sauce Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar 1 tsp grated or ground nutmeg 1tsp paprika […]

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#8 Pattinson’s Fruit – Know your greengrocer

Veg seller visit number 8 is to Pattison’s Fruit who you’ll find at Walton Street Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays 8am – 1pm. They’re at Beverley Market on Saturdays 8am – 4pm. The family business has been handed down to Lee, a fourth generation fruiterer who really knows his onions. He’s been selling fresh fruit […]

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#7 Paradise Mini Market – Know your greengrocer

Greengrocer visit number 7 is to Paradise Mini Market on Spring Bank, a street with no shortage of fruit & veg displays on shop fronts. Haidar has been in Hull 10 years and selling veg for 8. His own personal favourite is avocado. When he’s not at work, Haidar enjoys spending time with his 5 […]


EMS – Cooking on a Budget

Environmental Management Services (EMS) based at the Freedom Centre on Preston Road are a community project very active in growing and cooking food with families in East Hull. One of the things they run is cooking on a budget classes. The main difference of their project has been actually getting children involved in the whole […]

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#6 Five-a-Day – Know your greengrocer

Greengrocer’s No.6 for Hull’s “Know Your Greengrocer” is Five-a-Day on Chanterlands Avenue: a family run business, with a fresh approach. The shop is open 7-days a week and has a airy interior that’s not overcrowded. They’re very keen to minimise plastic packaging and no veg goes to waste – anything less-than-fresh goes in a basket […]