CRESS Community Market and Cafe
Community Resource, Education and Skills Space
Become part of our thriving community hub
CRESS is a thriving community hub and informal learning centre, where we hold our monthly produce market and café, as well as training courses, workshops and other events. The CRESS Pavilion is available for hire by business and the local community.
WHAT IS CRESS?
CRESS Community Market and Café offers freshly picked produce and a wide variety of plants, all grown at ActivGardens, as well as seasonal jams, chutneys and honey from our bees, when available. Other community partners and local groups join in with range of stalls. The café is hosted by our volunteers and serves up allotment soup, delicious homemade cakes and other goodies. It’s a chance for local people to get together for a cuppa and a chat, to join in with what we do, and enjoy what we grow.
WANT TO HOLD A STAND?
We welcome new ideas, and you can hold a stand for just £5 or 10% of takings (whichever is greater). Just get in touch with Susannah Robirosa on 07530 407302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ACTIVITIES FOR SCHOOLS & COLLEGES
CRESS serves as a “field classroom” for schools and colleges. A day can combine hands-on gardening with creative/ arts/ environmental education/ science activities in the CRESS Pavilion.
FIELD TO FORK
Growing, cooking and healthy eating – we run day and half-day events for schools and colleges, community and other groups, by arrangement. A typical programme would involve garden activities alongside learning how to cook with fresh vegetables and fruit.
HOLIDAY DAY CAMPS
We can design a day for your group. For example – greenfingers activity day for young families, team-building day for young people, beekeeping safari.
COURSES, TRAINING & WORKSHOPS
We run a wide variety of courses at the CRESS Pavilion, for example, beekeeping, ActivBowls, and staff and volunteer training. CRESS has hosted print workshops by a local artist, a community recycling course and Eden Project Big Lunch Extras event.
The CRESS Pavilion is available for hire for events, training and parties.
CRESS was kindly funded by the East of England Co-op and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Suffolk Fund.