We are kick starting the Worthing Honey Collective, Worthing’s first community supported beehive scheme with the aim of turning Worthing into a pollinator friendly town. We sell hive products to support our social enterprise, with us having already placed three hives across two South Downs Leisure sites in Worthing. We now invite locals to join the “Brood Chamber”, an informal monthly group meeting to learn more about bees, beekeeping and other pollinators to eventually join the Collective looking after the hives.
Neptune's Larder is our second big initiative we're launching this month. It follows on from the Last Fisherman Standing project, and reconnects locals and visitors to our town alike with heritage food sources from the sea. Neptune’s Larder is funded by the Rampion windfarm and will celebrate an ancient superfood and source of nutrition, sea and soil health. We run a number of seaweed beach walks, cookery courses and sell seaweed products to share this amazing sustainable seafood with locals and visitors to Worthing. We are also currently in the planning stages for a pop-up seaweed spa in Spring 2019.
During the Food & Drink Festival we will sell seaweed products and also host a cookery demo at 3:10pm on Saturday. Visitors can also sign up to our seaweed cookery sessions in partnership with Northbrook College in November, to a series of seaweed identification walks on Worthing beach, and find out more about a pop up seaweed spa next Spring.
We are kick starting the Worthing Honey Collective, Worthing’s first community beehive project, working with a number of local partners who have already provided roof spaces for the first four hives. The project will invite local schools and businesses to find out more about beekeeping, pollination and honey. We are also looking to involve interested volunteers from the surrounding areas to be introduced to beekeeping in order to support us with this project and eventually keep their own bees. To raise the funds, we have now started a four-week Crowdfunder campaign. Download full press release
We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with German gin maker Joerma Biernath at HANNOVER Gin. Like Foodpioneers, HANNOVER Gin is putting social aspects at the heart of their business i.e. by taking ordinary people into the countryside to learn about and collect herbs that ultimately go into the gin one drinks together.
The connection between Hannover and Britain goes back many centuries - it is now distilled into a bottle called 'British Connection'. This is our nod towards Europe and a fantastic way to raise awareness and funds through some amazing small batch gin made with herbs picked by us, Breathing Spaces and our friends + family.
Get involved and send herbs to Joerma at HANNOVER Gin; everything edible can add flavour to gin. Address: Joerma Biernath, HANNOVER GIN, Weidendamm 20, D-30167 Hannover, Germany.
To complement the Last Fisherman Standing heritage research, We Are FoodPioneers and Northbrook College are hosting a range of fish cookery sessions from April 2017.
Participants will learn basic fish cookery skills and filleting techniques while also finding out more about heritage cookery and recipes.
We Are FoodPioneers have been working on the Last Fisherman Standing, a Heritage Lottery funded project since October 2016.
The project seeks to celebrate Worthing's fishing heritage, and will engage locals and visitors to our town through a range of events, talks as well as a pop-up museum and fish market
We Are FoodPioneers are thrilled to announce that we have successfully secured Heritage Lottery funding for a two-year project. The project “The last fisherman standing” will focus on preserving and reviving our town’s rich fishing heritage and sharing its pivotal role in the history of a thriving Worthing from the late 1800s.
From Autumn 2016 to the Summer of 2018 will be running workshops, talks and cookery events all around fish in Worthing.
We are currently looking for volunteers who are interested in oral heritage, digital marketing and fish cookery. Comprehensive training will be provided. Find out more and join us for this exciting project.