Now here’s a good idea.
Open Food Network – is an online community that puts food producers (of all types) in touch with wholesalers, food shops communities. Currently there are over 1,200 producers in the scheme and over 600 shops in the UK, but it is a growing global movement.
Local food online
It works collectively rather than competitively through online shops, buying groups, regional networks, food collectives and food hubs.
Individual communities can bring together producers and shoppers into an online ‘farmers’ market’ to create a resilient local food economy. The Network offers training and experiences exchanges so that all can develop within the system.
Join the local food movement
Join – or buy from – Lincolnshire producers like Inkpot Farm, Belvoir Kitchen Gardens, Aura Soma and JCS Fish. You can find out more about how to start selling produce through OFN here.
Local food news from our blog
The Friendship through Food Cafe is open again from 1st July – that’s this coming Wednesday – for surprise, delicious, Mint Lane foodie goodness! Mint Lane Cafe is a bit different to a conventional cafe: it uses retail surplus food to provide nourishing, healthy meals at affordable prices. The menu changes daily depending on what… Continue reading Mint Lane Cafe re-opens on 1st July
“Whatever you do, just stick something in the ground!” This is advice to everyone from my friend and gardening inspiration, Hillary, who gave me a tour of her Lincoln allotment last week. “Don’t worry about making mistakes,” she told me, “that’s what we all do with gardening!” Think about getting an allotment The abundance of… Continue reading Welcome to my Lincoln allotment
The Dynamic Food Procurement National Advisory Board (a mouthful in itself!) has the aim to divert a third of all public sector spending on food and drink, to fresh local produce from sustainable local SMEs producers. It seeks to achieve this within three years. It is a Board not without influence: it contains members from… Continue reading Should the public sector buy local food?