Future of Food 

Food Plymouth, working with Plymouth City Council, have produced a new report  ‘Future of Food’, an evidence based document with recommendations for the new Plymouth Plan, a new over-arching policy and planning strategy for the city (2015-2031).

Many thanks to all our contributors, particularly; Jenny Coles, Traci Lewis, Clare Pettinger, Ian Smith, Richard Price and Wendy MBFE002iller, who worked so hard to develop and complete this report.  We would be pleased to hear any comments you may have about it.

Future of Food Report   140605 Food Plymouth – Future of Food FINAL

Please view and comment on the PCC Local Food Topic Paper  which has been developed from this.




Sustainable Fish City

Paul Cox, Cllr Tudor Evans, Tim Glover (Fish2Fork) with Award

Paul Cox, Cllr Tudor Evans, Tim Glover (Fish2Fork) with Award

At Food Plymouth’s Big Food Debate Plymouth received the first ever UK Blue Fish City Award from Fish2Fork, in recognition of the sustainable sourcing practices of over 80 Plymouth restaurants, what a great achievement! To find out more

At this event Paul Cox from National Marine Aquarium officially launched the Sustainable Fish City Campaign. This is being led by the Aquarium, supported by Food Plymouth.

Would your business like to make a pledge to help Plymouth also become the UK’s first Sustainable Fish City?



Plymouth Food Award winners 2014

 BFE-line-boxed-xsmallThe winners of the 2014 Plymouth Food Awards were announced on 10th June at the first ever Big Food Debate, at the  National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth; an event organised by Food is Fun and Food Plymouth.The awards were 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 supporting the aims of the Plymouth Food Charter.

BFE041The winners of the 2014 Plymouth Food Awards are:

  • Best Local Food Producer: Riverford

Highly Commended: Well Hung Meat Company

BFE040Sponsor: Tamar View Fruiterers





For full details of all winners Plymouth Food Awards 2014 


Many thanks to our supporters:  Devon Contract Waste, Foodsmiths, Food is Fun, National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth City Centre Company, Plymouth City Council, Plymouth City Markets, Plymouth Community Healthcare CIC, Plymouth University, Soil Association, Sustainable Food Cities, Tamar View Fruiterers.









Have you seen the Plymouth Food map?

Have you seen the Plymouth Good Food Map?

Food Plymouth have produced a new Plymouth Good Food Map listing Plymouth’s restaurants, and other eateries, serving local food with clear details about where it comes from.
The new map is free of charge and is available from information points around the City and from all of the outlets listed.  If you would like to receive copies for your business or organisation please email your request and address to: info@foodplymouth.org

View map    FoodPlyGoodMap_ForWeb_Map
View List  FoodPlyGoodMap_Info


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

click to download

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, Plymouth Community Healthcare, 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?

Allways Apples; Dig for Devonport; Devonport Guildhall; Department of Health; Diggin’ It; Food for Life Partnership; Federation of City Farms; Flavour Fest; Food is Fun; Grow Efford Partnership; Groundwork;  National Marine Aquarium; National Trust; NHS Plymouth; Plymouth Community Healthcare; Plymouth 2020; Plymouth Better Together; Plymouth City Council; Plymouth City Markets;  Plymouth City Centre Company; Plymouth University, 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; ….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

Food Plymouth is proud to be a founder member of the Sustainable Food Cities network  www.sustainablefoodcities.org  @FoodCities


Traci Lewis, Food Plymouth Coordinator  info@foodplymouth.org  M 07870 268 654   @foodplymouth

Soil Association  www.soilassociation.org 



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