A pilot project to tackle the cost of living and support local charities through donated surplus fruit and veg will launch in Conwy on June 1.

Veg-X is a pop-up greengrocer stall run by volunteers from 10am-noon on the first and third Saturdays of each month at the Castle Street entrance to St Mary's Churchyard.

All the fruit and veg on offer will be free to anyone and is locally produced by home growers, growing groups, allotment gardeners and others. Any money donated in return for produce will be given to local charities including the Bags of Love Food Bank.

The idea is to help everyone reduce food waste and eat healthier when food prices for all keep increasing.


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Veg-X is the brainchild of Incredible Edible Conwy, who are appealing for local growers to donate any surplus produce at the stall between 9.30am and 10.30am on pop-up days.

“As enthusiastic amateur veg-growers we are well aware of the benefits of growing and eating fresh, locally grown produce," said Incredible Edible Conwy volunteer Mike Mosey.

"Veg-X is all about local people growing their own fruit and veg, preventing great, fresh, local produce going to waste if there is a surplus, by putting it to good use and supporting local charities.

"Everyone is welcome to come along and shop for produce. There's no waste, no packaging, almost no food miles - just the good people of Conwy trying to make the world just a little bit better. We need as many local growers with surplus fruit and veg as possible to help us make this pilot a success so please do get involved."

To register for updates or find out more email ConwyVegX@gmail.com.