An Alternative Food Market with aim to Combat Waste is Coming to Manchester

Local charities Feedback and Real Junk Food are teaming up to bring us their ‘Spring Fiesta’– an all-day Manchester food festival with a difference.

By Manchester's Finest | 28 February 2018

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Join Feedback and Real Junk Food Manchester for an all-day celebration of community and the joy of food. On Saturday 10th March, they will be holding a family-friendly “alternative food market” and inviting Manchester to create a meal collectively, using surplus food that otherwise would have been wasted, all while disco dancing to beats provided by local DJs.

Reimagining and reusing food ‘waste’ is an efficient and delicious way to value the food we eat while highlighting the urgent need to build a food system that nourishes the planet instead of depleting it.

Globally, around one-third of all food produced is never eaten, a colossal waste of the precious environmental resources that went into producing it. Meanwhile, one-third of the UK’s poorest families are skipping meals because they cannot afford to put food on the table.

Environmental charity Feedback, pay as you feel café and local heroes Real Junk Food Manchester and a host of other local organisations have joined together to help Manchester Spring to action against food waste.

This spring, let’s celebrate the many delicious solutions to waste. The Spring Fiesta will take place on 10th March at Sadler’s Yard and PLANT NOMA, Hanover Street.

Daytime proceedings will kick off at 11 am and will run until 4 pm and will be where Mancunians are invited to nourish themselves and the planet by joining our celebration of diverse local food and community organisations, with a free lunch made from surplus fresh ingredients.

In the evening from 6 pm, the party with a purpose heats up at Spring Fiesta’s ‘disco chop’ at PLANT NOMA. Help us save 100’s of kilos of food by co-creating a free feast of fresh, top quality produce that would have otherwise been wasted. Bop while you chop to classic disco, funk and soul tunes from local DJ’s and enjoy a bar stocked with waste-busting craft beers from Runaway Brewery and Toast Ale, and local ciders made for surplus produce.

The event is FREE. Register online here:

Sadler’s Yard, Hanover Street, Manchester, M60 AB