The organic veg delivery business, Riverford, has teamed up with Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) to launch veg cookery classes at DWT’s Kingcombe Centre on 31st July.
Gareth and Gill, the founders of Riverford, are inviting people to join their ‘master veg’ lunchtime cooking class at the Kingcombe Centre, which includes a two-hour hands-on cooking course using the best of the seasonal organic produce grown on Riverford’s farms, followed by a meal where the group will enjoy the food they have cooked with a glass of something refreshing.
Riverford, who are corporate supporters of DWT will also make a donation to the wildlife charity for every third delivery of the veg box to their customers.
Owners of Riverford, Gareth and Gill Rossiter are on a mission to educate the county in their favourite subject, veg. Gill said, “We’re total veg nerds; cut us open and we bleed carrots! We are genuinely excited to be hosting these classes for the local community. It’s a fantastic way to learn some essential veg prep skills, and see how to cook up beautiful seasonal veg dishes, in a really friendly atmosphere.”
DWT’s Communications Officer, Sally Welbourn said, “We’re very pleased to provide a venue at the Kingcombe Centre for this event; visitors will be surrounded with stunning meadows and Kingcombe’s very own veg patch as they prepare their food – so there’s plenty of inspiration. This is a great partnership as both DWT and Riverford are committed to working with nature to get the best gains for the health of wildlife and people.”
Classes cost £40 per person, which includes the 2-hour class, lunch with a drink, cook book and your first delivery of a medium sized veg box. The Kingcombe Centre is in Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ.