Nourish Scotland Conference

Sat, 11/15/2014
Nourish Conference
Inspiration from over the border...

While it’s been almost exactly a month since the brilliant and inspiring Nourish Scotland conference 'Our Common Wealth of Food', we thought that a little look at some of the highlights from it might whet your appetites for our own Making Food Fair event - at which we will welcome Pete Ritchie, Scottish farmer and Nourish Director.

Oldham kids celebrate local pumpkins this Halloween

Wed, 10/29/2014
Oldham pumpkin competition
Schools compete with Veg People pumpkin recipes for autumn menu.

Oldham primary school children served us up with all manner of pumpkin treats last week as they competed to produce displays and a pumpkin recipe that will end up on the school’s Autumn menu. The winning school will be visiting local suppliers Moss Brook Growers, to see where their pumpkins come from.

Making Food Fair

Mon, 10/06/2014
Making Food Fair
Inspiring event exploring solutions to the many faces of food poverty.

Making Food Fair - If you have booked for this event and have not received an email with directions, agenda etc please click here for full details.


Join us on Saturday 22nd November for Making Food Fair - an event exploring solutions to the many faces of food poverty.

Foodbanks are headline news, but our food system also perpetuates poverty in different and less obvious ways.

Kindling Goes to Market!

Fri, 09/12/2014
Nina at our market stall
Kindling and MVP are now at Heaton Moor market on the 1st Sunday of every month.

We’re now into our second year of producing our own ‘Kindling Trust’ crops, grown at our FarmStart incubator site. So we’ve teamed up with MVP to take our goods to market, on the first Sunday of the month in Heaton Moor.  

On Sunday 7th September, The Kindling Trust and Manchester Veg People joined up with their first retail offer at Stockport’s Heaton Moor market. It was a beautiful sunny day and the local community welcomed the new addition of an organic primary producer to the market.  

FarmStarter Profile - Lindsay and George

Wed, 08/27/2014
Lindsay and George

Kindling’s FarmStart is the UK’s first and only incubator farm – creating a supported route into organic farming for brand new growers. Lindsay describes why she got involved and how it’s working out for her.

"I've been growing since 2008, when I quit my job, and started visiting growing projects in Spain and Ireland. I studied Horticulture for two years in Ireland, and returned to my home-town Manchester 18 months later. I was looking for work as a grower in Manchester, and was aware of Kindling, so decided to give Farmstart a go.

Get luck with our online survey

Mon, 08/25/2014
£50 gift voucher
Win some great prizes with our survey about food, farming & our plans to buy a farm.

Get lucky with our survey about food, farming & our plans to buy a farm.

Over the next 3 years The Kindling Trust aims to establish a large farm (and much more) near Manchester using pioneering sustainable farming techniques and supporting a range of innovative enterprises and campaigns for social and environmental justice.

We want to know what you think about food to help inform the development of the Kindling Farm and what exactly it should offer the residents of Greater Manchester and beyond.

Slade and Coopers' Team Challenge

Mon, 08/25/2014
Slade and Cooper Team Challenge Day

On 21st August fourteen enthusiastic members of Manchester-based accountants Slade and Cooper joined us to work alongside FarmStart's new organic growers, in helping to increase sustainable food production for Greater Manchester.

The Land Army regularly hosts Team Challenge Days for businesses and organisations who are looking for a way to give something back to their local community.


The Kindling Trust is a not for profit social enterprise with charitable aims (Company number: 6136029).
Kindling Trust Ltd - Bridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 7HR