24 February 2015
Market Day at Greenhill Manor
The enterprising residents and team from Merthyr Tydfil based Greenhill Manor Care Home have started selling their own fruit and vegetable packages.
The idea came after 60 members of the team undertook the Agored Cymru Level 2 Certificate in Basic Nutrition courtesy of the Cwm Taf Health Board. They were inspired to start their weekly market days, offering a range of fresh fruit and vegetables at cut prices. The home have joined the South Wales Fruit and Vegetable Cooperative, who support this service and aim to get more people eating nutritious produce from local sources.
Last week saw the home hold its first market day with residents, including an experienced grocer, manning the stall and beginning the initiative with a bang. People dressed for the occasion in vegetable themed costumes, including a pea pod and carrot. All the hard work paid off and they sold a staggering 45 packs of fresh produce.
One resident said, “Working on the stall was great fun. It reminded me of a market with all the produce laid out neatly and we were quite busy.”
Amanda, the Lifestyle Team Leader at the home, who is working on the project said, “We really enjoyed sorting the vegetable into packages. The greengrocer delivers them in large boxes and we sort them into various sized packages to sell. It was great fun manning the stall and serving customers.”