The Feast Collective is a network of local growers and chefs across from Hull and the East Riding. The Collective takes a whole systems approach to stimulating a regenerative food system in the area, growing and tracing organic food from seed to plate.
Since 2015 it has hosted annual ‘feastivals’, using gluts from locally grown produce across allotment sites, farms and other growing spaces, and turning it into delicious fayre, given away for free to the people of the city. From 2015 – 2018 these were huge events on the final day of the Freedom Festival, feeding thousands of people three course dinners all with donated veg and TimeBank members and volunteers giving their time. From 2019, we have stripped the feasts back to their roots, hosting smaller feasts in communities around Hull.
The crisis in 2020 has shone a light on the precarity of access to food for many families across our region, and the need for local supply chains to develop in order to deliver the organic, tasty and healthy ingredients needed to maintain a nutritious diet. The Feast Collective has big plans to grow further into a cooperative and to offer greater opportunities to access delicious food out of our mutual aid hub in east Hull.
If you’re a grower, a cook, or an eater and you want to be involved, reach out – we’d love to hear from you!