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Celebrating 10 years of Tooting Foodival!

Celebrating 10 years of Tooting Foodival!

| by Tooting Newsie | Posted in News

The award-winning Tooting Foodival organised by Transition Town Tooting will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary this September and the organisers are promising an event not to be missed.

Expect to see and taste a wonderful array of locally grown produce and delicious dishes to excite your taste buds – plus there will be a selection of boutique market stalls and live entertainment. Kicking off at 11.00am at Mushkil Aasaan on Upper Tooting Road and part of Hereward Road, the organisers expect a bumper turn-out for Foodival 2017.

Tooting Foodival was awarded The Sunshine Award in 2015 by the Mayor of Wandsworth in recognition of how it has brought sunshine into the lives of others through community growing, eating and celebration. The event highlights the diversity of produce that can be grown, cooked and enjoyed in the Tooting locality. 

Organiser David Thorne said: “Foodival is nothing without the donations of growers all over the local area. Over the years we’ve had so many unusual things: aubergines from Earlsfield, chillies from Merton, curry leaves from a hot house in Tooting and even bananas from Balham! We can’t wait to see what we’ll get this year”.

Quote from Foodival attendees:

“It helped me to think about where our food comes from.”

“I am proud to say that the dish I cooked started from seeds I had sown!”

“What a wonderful event, my children loved it. We’ll be back next year.”

Local growers are invited to donate their home grown fruit and veg on the afternoon of Friday 15th September at Mushkil Aasaan, 220-222 Upper Tooting Road. Local cooks can then select from this diverse range of local produce with the aim of cooking up a mouth-watering dish for the festival on Saturday. 

The ever popular Top Tooting Cook competition is back to crown the best cook in town. Expect to see some very ugly fruit and veg in the Ugly Fruit and Veg parade – plus there'll be an open mic, Tooting food tours, live cookery demos, a photo booth, kids entertainment, special guest speakers and stands promoting locally made cider, chutney, cakes, honey and much more. The event is of course free to attend and everyone is welcome.

To find out more about Foodival, visit Transition Town Tooting are a not-for-profit local organisation promoting sustainability. More information and regular updates can be found on

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