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‘Love Your Local Market’ fortnight May 15- 29th 2013
Come down to Plymouth City Market and support the traders during Love Your Local Market fortnight. This is part of a national campaign to support and promote local markets for local people.
As part of celebrating the Love Your Local Market fortnight, Plymouth City Market is also inviting local people to trade in the Market and see exactly what life as a Market retailer is all about.
The City market is seeking enthusiastic local producers, farmers, micro businesses and those interested in starting their own business to trade free of charge from the City Market during the campaign.
Even though shopping patterns have changed in recent years on UK high streets, Plymouth City Market is a still lively, busling community hub that has served Plymouth for over 53 years, with an ever expanding and diverse range of products. City shoppers still enjoy coming to the Market to buy fresh fruit and vegtables, fresh fish and flowers and to browse through art and craft stalls for one-of-a-kind, hand-made items, or conversing with folk who are passionate about jewellery, ribbons & buttons or chunky chutneys!
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Food Cultures: Growing, Cooking, Eating project reveals new appetite for behavioural change
At a time when 25% of the adult population is considered to be obese and the annual cost of the national obesity epidemic is estimated at £5 billon, a Plymouth based research project that introduced young men and older people to sustainable and healthy food activities points to innovative partnership solutions. The research showed how participants underwent a range of social and behavioural improvements around food and diet. http://bit.ly/U0b14K
Plymouth Food Awards 2012
congratulations to the winners ….
The Plymouth Food Awards have been created to celebrate some of the extraordinary efforts, skills and achievements of those who are bringing delicious healthy and sustainable food to people in Plymouth.
The 2012 winners were presented with their awards on the main stage at Flavour Fest last August.
Congratulations to all Plymouth Food Award winners:
- Best Producer - Pips PYO
- Best Restaurant – The Arthouse
- Best Food Champion – Brad Pearce, Plymouth City Council School Meals Service
- Best School – Brook Green Centre for Learning
- Best Local Food Product – Janner Jam
- Community Food Award – Dig for Devonport
The Awards are designed to celebrate people and organizations who really deserve recognition for the great work they are doing. …find out more here
Sustainable Food City:
Plymouth Action Plan
Food Plymouth launched the Sustainable Food City Action Plan at the Plymouth Guildhall on 23 February 2012. The plan, developed by the city-wide partnership, aims to provide the framework and guidance to help healthy and sustainable food drive and support a thriving local economy.
The event showcased new and exciting developments around local food in Plymouth. Speakers included representatives from the public, private and third sectors discussing how the Plymouth Food Charter has helped to drive positive change for their organisations, as well as the city.
Click here to download your copy of the Action Plan
Food Plymouth - who are we?
Food Plymouth is a city-wide, cross-sector partnership of organizations and businesses working to support Plymouth’s journey to be a ‘Sustainable Food City’. It is led by the three main public sector bodies in the city: Plymouth City Council, NHS Plymouth, Plymouth University and is coordinated by the Soil Association; working to promote sustainable and healthy food as a powerful driver for promoting and enabling positive social, economic and environmental change.
Plymouth Food Charter
Good food is vital to the quality of peoples’ lives in Plymouth. By promoting healthy and sustainable food as part of a thriving food economy, the Plymouth Food Charter aims to improve health and wellbeing for all and to create a more connected, resilient and sustainable City. Signatories to the Charter – which include public, private and community partners – are committed to promoting the pleasure and importance of good food to help create a vibrant and diverse food culture.
Who’s involved so far?
Devonport Guildhall; Department of Health; Diggin’ It; Food for Life Partnership; Federation of City Farms; Grow Efford Partnership; Groundwork; National Trust; NHS Plymouth; Plymouth 2020; Plymouth Better Together; Plymouth City Council; Plymouth City Markets; Plymouth City Centre Company; Real Ideas Organisation; Riverford Organic; Soil Association; South West Food and Drink; Tamar Grow Local; Tamar View Fruiterers; Take a Part; Tideford Organics; Transition Plymouth; The Barefoot Partnership Ltd; University of Plymouth; ….see ‘Pledges’ for full list of businesses and organisations around Plymouth who have signed up to the Charter and are working together to help Plymouth on it’s journey to be a ’Sustainable Food City’ …..http://bit.ly/YQoWdd
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