Farmdrop to start Food Busking in Bristol for St Mungo’s

January 26 2018

Ethical grocer, Farmdrop, is holding a week-long food busking event to raise money for St Mungo’s Homeless Charity and increase awareness about food waste.

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Ethical grocer, Farmdrop, is holding a week-long food busking event to raise money for St Mungo’s Homeless Charity and increase awareness about food waste. 

For seven days straight, Farmdrop will be busking on Bristol’s streets. But don’t expect to hear music. The local farm-to-door delivery company will be using their kitchen utensils to ‘food busk’, creating breakfast and lunch-time meals for the people of Bristol, who will then pay what they think it's worth.  

Busking from the Spin Bar at the harbour inlet across from the SS Great Britain every day from Friday January 26 to Thursday February 1, Farmdrop will be serving hot drinks and fresh juices in the morning, followed by one-pot casseroles and hot stews for lunch. All the proceeds from the Food Busk will go to local divisions of the St Mungo’s homelessness charity. 

And for people looking to try something new at the start of the year, there is also a series of tasting and cookery classes: beer pairing with local brewery Moor Beer (26 January), a fermentation class with Bath Culture House (27 January), and a pasta workshop with Little Hollows Pasta (30 January). 

To finish the week in style, Farmdrop is hosting two Zero Waste Supper Clubs in collaboration with Poco Restaurant, Elly Pear, and Clifton’s Nutmeg. Designed by some of Bristol’s culinary elite, and continuing the food busk theme, the menu will use food waste generated during the week to create a three course menu with diners paying what they feel it's worth. Taking place on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd February, guests can guarantee their seat with a £5 deposit. 

Ben Pugh, founder of Farmdrop, said: “January can be a blue time of the year. The Bristol food busk is an opportunity to put a smile on people’s faces with some delicious fresh food from some of Bristol’s best local producers. We hope to raise a lot of money for St Mungos because they do tremendous work keeping people off the streets.”

 Jayne Hughes, St Mungo’s fundraising coordinator, said: “We are really excited that Farmdrop will be food busking in Bristol to raise funds for St Mungo’s. It’s such a lovely and unique way to capture people’s attention. We hope the Bristol public will call into The Spin Bar and help Farmdrop raise vital funds to keep people safer off the streets and into somewhere warm.”

Tickets for all events are available from Farmdrop’s eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom--bristol/farmdrop/?q=farmdrop&mode=search