Photos: Bramley Grows cooks up a local storm!


A recipe for cooking up the feel-good factor in the local community was on show in Bramley at the weekend. Local resident Debby Dean was there…

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Bramley resident and allotmenteer Julie Botham with local produce at Bramley Grows community cooking event. Photo: Debby Dean

Take a handful of dedicated allotmenteers from the ‘Bramley Grows’ group, add some of their produce harvested from Hayley’s Field Allotments, Bramley, throw in a dash of food items saved from landfill and distributed via The Real Junk Food Project’s new central storage space in Pudsey and finish off with a liberal sprinkling of people from the surrounding area.

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Get cooking at Bramley Lawn. Photo: Debby Dean

Place together in Bramley Lawn Social Centre, leave for the day and watch the magic happen!

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On Sunday, 4th September, members of the community cooked up assorted pasta sauces, soups, fresh bread, chutney and fruit crumbles. Everything was free or PAYF to take home and enjoy.

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As an aperitif there was also an opportunity to take part in a scarecrow making workshop for Bramley’s first ever scarecrow trail due to take place at the end of September.

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And to finish off, the digestif took the form of a ‘Make Your Own Tincture’ table which proved to be very popular, providing an opportunity to experiment with different ingredients to create infused gin and vodka creations.​

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This article was written by local resident Debby Dean. Could you write or take photographs and contribute to The Dispatch? Drop us a line


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