On February the 14th, 2009 we launched our pocket-sized seasonal food calendar "The Time is Ripe", produced with the support of the Local Food Fund. The guide and accompanying website aimed to make the process of shopping for locally produced, seasonal fruit and vegetables easier. Alongside the seasonal food calendar are details of where to buy local, seasonal veg in Manchester, as well as tips on selection and storage. The calendar is distributed via a number of outlets such as local grocers and community groups.
Over two years we distributed 10,000 calendars with the website providing a templates and printing details, in the hope that it would be replicated in other places. An area has been left blank for the inclusion of adverts by local suppliers of seasonal produce, which we hope will provide enough income for groups to cover the cost of printing.
If you are interested in distributing any of the Manchester calendars, or in making your own local food calendar, then please get in touch.