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Some of you might be interested to know how to buy locally produced food in Uppsala. This is some information about the food cooperative in Flogsta, ordering food from farmers around Uppsala's close surroundings (among others, Kjell Sjelin who we will visit on monday). You, who want to order please write your name + UAG + your E-mail address into the "name-field" of the order sheet (link below) and write an e-mail to flogstamatkoop@
Except from the message pasted below, your can read more about the cooperative in this document: Flogsta Matkooperativ in Practice.
Hi all wonderful foodkoopies!
The order sheet is now open for orders until Monday night - click on this link to place your order. Please write your name (even if you order together with friends) so that we know who to contact if we need to reach you. Also, remember to check that the value in ”Total no.” stays below ”Max order”-value when placing your order! To make sure that we are able to pay the farmers on time, all members are encouraged to make a one-time deposit of 100 kr, that will be paid back when you leave the coop. You can make the deposit together with your order by putting a "1" in the "deposit"-row. If you have any questions about ordering, feel free to ask us in the order group: email@example.com
News (was new last month, but please consider for this month, too)
- Oats from Uggeln - running out! The daughter is taking over (something something, don't remember exactly what we said), but any we won't be able to order from them for too much longer as it looks right now. So stack up if you usually use their products! - Lin seed oil - buy it! What's up with the lin seed oil? Is it too expensive? Does anybody even want it? : ) Anyway, it gets bad eventually and we have 11 bottles at the moment. - Mustard from Garpenberg - we now have... two sorts of mustard!
Fine dijon mustard and coarse dijon mustard, to be precise.
Payment Make your payment when the cellar group has confirmed that everything has been delivered. Don’t forget to write your name (the same as in the order sheet) in the message-field! If you transfer more than your order costs, the excess will give you a positive balance that can be used for paying future orders. You can check your balance in this document, which is handled by the finance group. If you have any questions about payment, you can reach them on firstname.lastname@example.org
Clearing number: 9549
Account number: 1033959022
Pick up The cellar group receives the products and sends out a confirmation when everything has arrived. After that, you can come to Flogstavägen 93F to pick up your stuff in the cellar. (Please wait for their confirmation before you get your stuff, as there might be confusion otherwise!) The key and the card to access the cellar are hidden on a super-secret place around the corner. To get to know the place and the code to access the cellar you can ask a koop friend. Contact the cellar group if you can’t find your stuff in the cellar. Example: Don’t take five 1 kg bags if you can’t find the 5 kg bag that you ordered. Please observe that all products have to be picked up within six weeks from delivery! After that, they will be given away - but you’ll still have to pay for everything that you ordered. If you have questions about delivery or storage, you can ask the cellar group: email@example.com
Happy ordering! Marian for Paulina for the order group .
On monday, we're going to Kjell and Ylwa Sjelin's farm in Vattholma. For those of you who go by car together with me and Chris (Anna, Nea, Sara, Tilde, Joakim), we'll meet outside Blåsenhus at 9.30. Maku sure to be there on time and let us know if you by some reason need to cancel the trip (Olivia: 070 589 58 37. Chris: 070 376 98 35).
For those of you who'll go by train from Uppsala: There's a train leaving Uppsala Centralstation at 10.09. The car will pick you up at Vattholma Station around 10.20.
For those of you who take the train from another location, try to chose a train that arrives before or shortly after 10.20. Please let me or Chris know if you arrive later, so we know if we need to wait for you.
For those of you who take your own car, try to be at the farm around 10.30. The address is: Hånsta 74, 74392 Vattholma.
For everyone, bring good clothes and some food that can be shared with others - and we will have a nice potluck lunch! We're not sure how long we will stay on the farm, that will depend on the weather and the level of your desire to work and hang out with each other and the animals. The train back to Uppsala leaves every 30 or 60 minutes.
Looking forward to another great field trip!
First of all: For those of you who are not registered on the course, there's unfortunately no seats left in the cars. On monday though, we're going to Kjell Sjelin's farm in Vattholma. We'll go by train - and you are all welcome to join that fieldtrip!
To all registered students:
Tomorrow morning, we'll gather outside Blåsenhus at 8.00. Two cars will be driven, one by Helena and one by me. Our first stop is at Christian and Maggan's place in Huddinge, where we will meet the rest of the group. Those of you who go directly to Christian and Maggan, try to be there at 9.30. The adress is: Rostvingevägen 38 14137 HUDDINGE (see map below).
After that visit, we'll go to Källtorps Trädgård in Nacka, where we also will be having lunch. The price for lunch is included in the 200 sek you've payed. Address: Källtorps trädgård , Ältavägen 105, 13133 Nacka
Our numbers: Chris 0703769835; Olivia 0705895837
On tomorrows workshop at Valegården, you will all have the opportunity to make your own fermented vegetables. Please bring a glass jar, with a volume of at least 0,5 litres. If you don't have such a jar, bring 30 sek in cash and you'll get one from our lecturer Martin. At Valegården, you will also be able to buy nice vegetarian lunch for a cost of 40 sek (including tea/coffee and desert)!
See you tomorrow!
Is now available on the course webpage, under "UAG 2014 - Seminars".
Some of you might remember that I mentioned an initiative called Pocket Park Fyrisån a few weeks ago. A group of people have created a floating garden in Fyrisån and this Saturday, on June 28, they will have there premiere! You will be able to visit the floating garden for the first time this year, and also meet a bunch of interesting people invited to talk about urban gardening, green rehab and permaculture! Unfortunately, I think everything will be in swedish - but I know most of you understand the language, and for you who don't - it might be nice to at least visit the garden and ask some questions. The garden is located close to Jernbron and the event starts at 11 am.
Attached is two links to Pocket Park's webpage and facebook page.
For those of you who want to send your material to Jan Boelhouwers, this is his email adress: firstname.lastname@example.org
Timothée Parrique who gave a lecture about "Foodonomics" do not feel comfortable with putting his powerpoint on the website, since it contains pictures without sources. However, if you'd like to have the powerpoint, please let me or Chris know and we will forward it to you in an email as a pdf file.
Thank you for another fun week! Have a nice weekend and we'll meet again on monday (if not on saturday, at the floating garden)!
This is a kind reminder to you all, to bring good clothes tomorrow, wednesday. We will spend at least one hour outdoors, even though it might rain.
See you tomorrow!
I found these digital recipe booklets with a few suggestions of wild and edible plants and how they can be used. I thought it might be of interest to some of you. Great work today, see you tomorrow!