Foodival is Transition Town Tooting's annual food festival, celebrating everything that's good about locally grown food. Foodival aims to show how it's possible to grow local, eat local, be sustainable and have fun while doing it!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Foodival in The Local Press

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Foodival 2009 Highlights

Watch video highlights of Sunday's Foodival in Tooting here:

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thank You Food Donors!

Thank you to all of you who gave their locally grown food for this year's Foodival - hope I've remembered everyone!

Share Community Horticulture Project
- marrows, khol rabi, tomatoes, chillies, aubergine, rocket, salad leaves
Malsara and David
- tomatoes, beetroot, marjoram, spring onions, carrots and 1 runner bean
Indrajit Patel
- tomatoes
Bhavins of Tooting
- spinach, methi, coriander, mooli
Leela Sirisena
- beetroot and potatoes
Daniel and Emma
- basil, lemon thyme, rosemary, mint
Giulia Mininni
- tomatoes, coriander
Guy Eaglesfield
- potatoes, beans and parsley
Jez and Antonia Mudungkotuwe
- hot chillies
Rose de Falbe - Weed, Seed, Feed
Tooting Housing Co-op
- pears
Steve and Margaret, Streatham
- pears
Esther Murray
- onions
Hilary Jennings
- plums
Susan Venner
- rhubarb and herbs
Giles Read
- marrows, huge marrows
Mrs Madden
- potatoes
Louisa at Deen City Farm
- pumpkin tomatoes lamb
Mark, Project Dirt
- peppers
Dan from TT Wandsworth
- tomatoes and herbs
Mark Stroud
- long beans and tomatoes
Lucy Neal
- eggs
Jamie and Katharine Barber

- grapes and rainbow chard

Monday, September 28, 2009

Foodival 2009 Photos

Tooting Harvest Foodival 2009 was a great success! Well done to everyone. Here are some photos of Saturday's home grown vegetable collection at Mushkil Aasaan followed by the Food Walk and Food Fete on Sunday. Quite a crowd enjoyed free samples of a variety of locally grown and cooked dishes courtesy of Tooting's restaurants and, in scenes reminiscent of the pied piper, followed the magic table of sustainability up the High St!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Foodival Map

Here is the map of Sunday's Food Walk starting at Al Mirage At 12pm and ending at Fircroft School where the Food Fete will run from 2pm.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Only 10 Days Till Foodival!

The Tooting Harvest Foodival is next Sunday! Hurrah! Here’s the timetable for the day – we really hope you can join us.

12 Noon to 2 pm: Food Walk (starts at Al Mirage, 215 Upper Tooting Rd)
Tooting’s High Street restaurants are cooking up dishes in their own inimitable styles using ingredients grown and supplied by local people - which you can sample on the day.

2pm – 4pm Foodival Fete: Fircroft School
The Food Walk ends in a Food Fete - where food & sustainability related events for all the family run from 2pm. Bring your bike to Ting Ting Tooting’s cycle repair station, try a fruit kebab, learn about urban bee-keeping, or enter your home-made crumble in the Great Tooting Pudding Competition.

Yes, you can win a £30 organic food voucher! All you have to do is cook, bake or borrow a cake or pud to enter into the Great Tooting Pudding Competition? Then maybe bribe the judges! At least one ingredient must be local (south London = local).

Plus, why not pledge your surplus fruit, veg or herbs and see them feature in a dish made by one of Tooting's finest eateries? Bring your produce to the party – either to the drop off point on Saturday 26 September between 10am and 1pm at Mushkil Aasaan, 220 - 222 Upper Tooting Road. Or to the fete on Sunday afternoon – where we can rustle up some lovely grub on the spot!

Call Giles on 07738 928 215 or Claudia on 0788 8833 525 for more details, or if you’ve got some veg to pledge.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Foodival Poster

A Foodival poster campaign hits the streets of Tooting this week. Thanks to Mike Roberts and Sue Rentoul for the design and of course to all the participating restaurants and businesses.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tooting Harvest Foodival Planning Meeting

As plans for the Foodival gather momentum we're having a meeting on Wednesday 1st of July from 6pm-7pm at the Selkirk in Tooting (see for directions!). The short meeting is to discuss plans for the event and anyone who wants to pitch in is invited. Come along and let us know your thoughts on everything from recipe ideas to growing tips and we hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Deen City Farm Joins the Foodival!

Louisa Loakes at Deen City Farm said that she'd love to help out with the festival and has started growing veg for local restaurants to cook on the day. Louisa provided vegetables and even eggs at last years event and is looking forward to this years festival - "Count the garden project in!" she said as well as suggesting fun childrens activities such as making animals out of local produce which is a fantastic idea! If you have any ideas for the event or any other comments please mail me at and please visit Deen City Farm's website here for info and how to visit this amazing urban farm.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Foodival Returns!

Transition Town Tooting are busy organising this year’s Harvest Foodival taking place on Sunday 27th of September and are looking for all growers great and small to join in.

The event is a celebration of all things green and growing in the town, and restaurants down the high street from Tooting Bec to Broadway stations will be cooking up locally grown fruit and veg on the day so locals can sample the true tastes of Tooting! Along with the cooking will also be a number of walks to venues near the high street where food is already being grown above and around shops with talks on urban growing and the possibilities for broadening Tooting’s food production.

At the end of the day there’ll be a fantastic finale event including a growers competition with a category for “Fruit or Veg that Most Resembles a Celebrity” – truly a must win event! So we’re encouraging everyone to get growing and be a part of what looks set to be an amazing day that celebrates Tooting’s rich food culture with more than a sprinkling of fun!

For more details on how to be part of the event or to be emailed updates on what’s happening when and where, please contact Giles Read at or on 0773 892 8215.