Little Chefs Big Chefs CIC in Bishop Aukland and Durham County Council held a family Pumpkin Patch event this year with a low carbon twist to the spooky Halloween theme.
Families gathered to spend quality time together toasting marshmallows, making s’mores, apple dunking, spider crafts, ‘flying’ on broomsticks and squashing and squeezing ‘dragons’ guts’ and ‘melted witches’.
They also got to pick their own pumpkins before choosing from three Halloween themed low carbon dishes (pumpkin soup, pumpkin and pear salad and pumpkin pie) prepared by and served by Bishop Auckland college students.
Any waste was turned into pumpkin ravioli and used to make scones. The children were also invited to take part in Halloween activities such as apple bobbing, which again were donated as surplus food.
This work is part of a wider project in partnership with Sustain Food for the Planet to tackle food related emissions in County Durham.
To read more about the non-profit enterprise and the work they do in helping families and individuals of all abilities learn how to cook for better health and what they are doing to help reduce food waste you can visit their website.