Oxfordshire Pumpkin Festival

The Oxfordshire Pumpkin Festival is a celebration of food: creatively encouraging people to think about the food they throw away.

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The ninth annual Oxfordshire Pumpkin Festival will take place from Friday 21st October to Sunday 6th November 2022. Sign up now with your event idea for this year’s next pumpkin festival, or get in touch to get involved in other ways:

Make a donation to enable us to give more mini-grants of up to £50 to local organisations to run events on reducing pumpkin waste. We need your support and every bit counts!

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What’s scarier than witches, ghosts and ghouls at Halloween? How about the 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkin that end up in the bin each year. That’s the same weight as 1,500 double decker buses!

October is the time of year when we celebrate the humble pumpkin and “squash food waste” by encouraging people to eat rather than discard their Halloween pumpkin’s flesh. The message is simple:

Carve it, Cook it, Eat it – Don’t bin it!

The Oxfordshire Pumpkin Festival is a celebration of food: creatively encouraging people to think about the food they throw away, challenging preconceptions and teaching new skills. 

Pumpkin Festival programme will be coming soon. 

Check out our free pumpkin recipes and tips to help you reduce your food waste.

About the Oxfordshire Pumpkin Festival

Information and enquiries:
mail@goodfoodoxford.org 

Facebook event page:
check it out here!

Twitter:
Use hashtag #EatYourPumpkin and #PumpkinRescue

Volunteering:
Get in touch with each event organiser to volunteer your time!

Organisers:
Oxford Pumpkin Festival is organised by Good Food Oxford with thanks to Oxfordshire County Council.

 

Pumpkin Recipes

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Iraqi Women Art and War Oxford’s Pumpkin Soup

Heat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4. If stuffing a whole squash, cut it in half, scoop out the seeds and pulp, and bake in the oven for about 40 mins t…

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Cherwell Collective’s Pumpkin Hummus

Heat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4. If stuffing a whole squash, cut it in half, scoop out the seeds and pulp, and bake in the oven for about 40 mins t…

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Riverford’s Squash and Black Bean Chilli

Heat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4. If stuffing a whole squash, cut it in half, scoop out the seeds and pulp, and bake in the oven for about 40 mins t…

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