The Charmouth Dragon Real Food Shop celebrates three years on the road this week, delivering produce from small scale local growers (plus the occasional organic citrus fruit) to villages and towns along the Jurassic Coast. And if you’ve chatted with us recently or follow us on social media, you’ll have already heard rumours of big exciting changes to come.
The Dragon is currently developing an online shop with the help of the amazing Open Food Network. In cooperation with village halls, schools, pubs, post offices, and other local community pillars acting as collection hubs, we hope to improve our accessibility across the region with a network of weekly deliveries.
“We’re back on Local Giving and they’re doing their Grow Your Tenner campaign. They match your donation up to £10 until the 17th of November, “says Laurie Walters, driver of the lorry. “This is a great opportunity to help us build our online shop, to make healthy organic ingredients more accessible to more local people. Double your money and invest in us today! Find our Local Giving page here: https://localgiving.org/
In other news, our beautiful shop van will be off the road for the next little while for necessary repairs, and we are looking seriously into finding it a new owner in the coming months. Watch out for little-white-van mini-shop for Friday stops in Litton Cheney and Poundbury and the one and only Fivepenny Farm market stall at our spot outside Smith & Smith on Saturday in Bridport.
To join the Dragon mailing list, help develop the Network of Hubs, trial the new online shop, or (sniff) find out more about the sale of our van, get in touch! We look forward to hearing from you…
Thanks as ever for your support!