So Hoam Grown CIC will be a social enterprise based in Newcastle city centre. The aim is to provide chemical free, fresh produce to the city from a small store in the Grainger market. Produce will be sourced from mostly the UK with Northumbrian growers taking the main stage. We really want to give power to local growers and sell what's seasonal and in abundance.
The store will be run with permaculture principles and green ethics at it's core. Any profits will be going to local community and green projects such as urban farms, food forests, community gardens and educational workshops. Hoam Grown will serve as a hub to promote environmental education and events.
We will be selling cut flowers, herb plants and a colourful array of produce. Things a little bit different from the main stream (rainbow carrots, rainbow chard, red kale, stripy beets, patty pans etc.) With a small selection of basic store cupboard items that all happen to be organic, vegan and gluten free like rapeseed oil, flour, veg stock etc. We really want to showcase the things you can grow in this climate, normalise organic foods and encourage simple cooking that's good for you.
If you care about your city, community, the planet, your own health and well being you should probably pledge. If you are disgruntled or alienated by supermarkets you should pledge. If you really would like to see change in food retail and see new business setting examples in your city you should pledge. If you support cruelty and guilt free businesses, pledge. If you want to support local growers, green projects and events you should also probably pledge. Maybe you would like to shop in a place that is gluten free? Yep you've got it.
Every fiver counts and all pledges are thoroughly appreciated.
With hopes to be trading in November it is vital we get as many pledges as soon as possible. The first 24 hours are crucial so if you are wanting to pledge please go ahead and click now.
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