A traditional Cliftonville greengrocer and general store is set to provide cookery lessons with the aim of connecting Thanet produce with the wider community.
KG Winters on Northdown Road was set up in late October by Kate and George Winteringham, who are passionate about offering seasonal produce to customers, after moving to Margate. Next year they will offer the classes in the back of the store.
“We came up with the idea to set up a greengrocer, after several years of living in the area and the awareness that there was nowhere in town that you could access all the incredible fruit and vegetables grown right on our doorstep,” said Kate.
They then contacted local farms and producers with the aim of introducing the traditional general store back to the high street which they say will help reduce waste. Kate explained: “We deal directly with the local farms and can help customers to reduce their household plastics by selling all of our fresh food out of plastic wrapping-.
“We have also tried to combat food wastage by having all our of vegetables loose so customers can choose how much they need and revert back to a way of shopping that didn’t involve buying lots of food you can’t use and thus end up throwing away.”
As well as vegetables they also sell a wide range of local meat products, milk in returnable glass bottles, freshly baked breads and patisseries, snacks, drinks and store cupboard staples and homewares.
They offer a £10 weekly veg bag deliveries to the Thanet area which include a seasonal veg selection with recipe suggestions, customers can also add on their milk deliveries bread, eggs and juices.