Congresbury’s successful new community cafe will now also be home to an innovative ‘Glut Market’ every Wednesday morning. As a way of helping reduce food waste and supply fresh fruit and vegetables to the local community, residents are being asked to bring any surplus home-grown produce, flowers or plants to the community cafe on Wednesdays from 9am. All items can be purchased for a reasonable donation and the money received will go to help the new village hall fund. The team behind the scheme are hoping that it will bring in even more customers to the cafe hub and also provide a great community benefit as food that may just rot or be thrown away will be used sustainably. Customers are asked to please bring their own bags.

Ian Sheppard for Congresbury Village Hall Ltd says, ‘We know there are some fantastic green-fingered residents here, growing masses of fruit and veg that they may not be able to consume themselves or give away. We’re hoping the Glut Market will be a great place for residents to get some good quality, local produce and also stay for a chat, a cup of coffee and some homemade cake’.

The Glut Market will be held in the courtyard of the Community Coffee Shop @ Bridge House on Broad Street every Wednesday morning during the summer and autumn 9am-1pm. More details can be found at and the coffee shop Facebook page.