Hello Out There! I’ve been making and perfecting these brownies for a little while now and find this recipe from the Happy Pear is the best (although I do adapt it a bit!) These brownies are great because they are quite healthy and delicious, you don’t need to bake the...

It's National Vegetarian Week so thought it was a good time to share this recipe (which includes some foraged vegetarian ingredients)

Bombay potato and spinach or nettle pie 

We love this in our house! I love Indian food so much and so does my daughter Lily as long as it...

April 30, 2020

What a fantastic blog by volunteer Becca.  She is exactly right about the value of our community and how wonderful it is to see the many different ways in which we are all supporting each other.  We have seen this same dedication within our little shop in the form of s...

The dreaded virus word, we can’t avoid it but here’s a different C word to brighten your day.


After all, Village Greens is our local community co-operative and what a wonderful resource it is to have on our doorstep. A fantastic team working very hard to bring...

Those that know me well know I love to forage! A few people have been asking me to post about it so here goes with my first blog! I’ve been using nettles, dandelions and wild garlic every day for weeks now, it’s very easy because you can’t mistake them for anything har...

Hello Out There! Me again and this time with a recipe we use a lot. It’s our quick and easy go to when we don’t have much time to cook. The great thing about it is that you can substitute lots of the ingredients and vary it to make it suit your tastes. It’s suitable fo...

April 9, 2020

With the extra time on my days off these past couple of weeks I have made quite a lot of cakes!  Many more than I usually do and with not seeing as many people as we usually do, my husband and I have also been eating more cakes than we usually do!  There was sticky gin...

Hello out there! It’s at times like these we are so grateful to have our wonderful local community co-operative right on our doorstep. Village Greens was founded in 2014 and has been serving the local Prestwich community with ethically sourced and wonderfully fresh org...

April 3, 2020

Hello Village Green followers.  It’s been a while since my last blog entry.  Times sure are strange and while we’re super busy at work keeping the shelves stocked and the shop clean, at home I seem to have a little more time!  I’ve been spending time in the garden, rel...

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It’s a funny old time at the moment, we’re all getting used to doing things differently, trying to keep ourselves occupied and looking after ourselves and those around us. That’s what community is all about!

It’s at times like these that we’re glad we ha...

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