No such thing as a free lunch!
Well perhaps there is - with community grants. Have you enquired whether funding is available for a Street Feast or another project in your county? County & City councils usually have an allocation of funding to distribute for community and environmental initiatives. These deadlines are fast approaching. For an example, here’s Kilkenny County Council’s funding info page - Their deadline is this coming Tuesday 30th April.
If you have links to other grants for communities, please post them below!
Remember this? Street Feast on the Millenium Bridge, Dublin.
Healthy Local Communities
We are passionate about promoting the importance of healthy food in community and highlighting how positive local business can help build healthy communities. What better way to explore that further with a short post from Stephen Flynn of The Happy Pear, the natural food market in Greystones?
By Stephen Flynn of the Happy Pear
Street Feast is a wonderful opportunity and initiative to reconnect communities and celebrate locally produced good food! It’s a brilliant idea and movement that is growing every year.
At the Happy Pear we firmly believe that to have a healthy national or global economy it all starts with having healthy local communities, where people feel connected and well nourished.
We always try to source any produce we can from local sources, we try to encourage other local enterprises and in the restaurant we always try to celebrate what’s in season by cooking with seasonal veggies.
Here is a recipe for our sun dried tomato pesto - very little of the ingredients are local but it does taste delicious! Best of luck with street feast!
Happy Pear sun dried tomato pesto recipe
Makes 3.5 tubs
- 100g of sun dried tomatoes (soak over night in water - drain before using)
- 50g of almonds (soak over night in water - drain before using)
- 300 ml olive oil
- 50g of basil
- 20g of peeled garlic
- 1g cayenne pepper
- 25ml of balsamic vinegar
- 6g salt
Blend all till smooth and delicious!