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On 02/04/2013 By tlewis
The Food Plymouth Expo is on this Wednesday, with over 60 food producers and support organisations exhibiting; including fresh fish, meat, pasties, fruit and veg, along with a range of other innovative and tasty local food products. Organisers expect around 250 visitors, amongst them many of the region’s leading restaurants and hotels, along with other key [...]Continue Reading →
On 31/01/2013 By tlewis
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 [...]Continue Reading →
Some scientists have suggested that, when all potential inefficiencies are accounted for, local food distribution systems may be less sustainable than globalised systems. However, new research examining the behaviour of participants in local food networks in France suggests that they can be as energy efficient as globalised systems.
Under globalised food systems, produce is often [...]Continue Reading →
Mexican peasants are starting a hunger strike against the planting of GMO Maize. They are asking for international solidarity and support in their struggle against this.
‘This is not just an issue for peasant farmers. The coming GMO maize invasion would impact all people as consumers, and would aggravate the terrible food dependency that our [...]Continue Reading →
Tamar Grow Local, Tavistock College and Transition Tavistock invite you to discuss Tavistock’s newest producer market together with inspiring presentations and discussions.
Where: The Octagon Centre, Tavistock College (Crowndale Road, PL19 8DD) When: Thursday Feb 7th – 18:45 to 22:00 Cost:
No fixed charge although donations will be welcomed!
Refreshments: Drinks and home made cakes [...]Continue Reading →
The Soil Association helps launch national campaign to tackle world hunger. Hunger and malnutrition in childhood will trap almost a billion young people in poverty by 2025, according to a major new campaign. ‘Enough Food for Everyone IF’, the largest coalition of its kind in the UK since Make Poverty History in 2005. IF enough [...]Continue Reading →
The Treasury cafe, bar and restaurant in Catherine St, Plymouth have pledged their support to the Plymouth Food Charter. They actively source all their meat, fruit and vegetables from local producers and suppliers, they also undertake a sustainable fish sourcing policy.
Proprieter Benjamin Shearn said, ‘ Where possible we aim to source all our meat from farm to fork [...]Continue Reading →
On 25/10/2012 By tlewis
At Plymouth University Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones will be talking about his interesting career in food marketing.
He has built, developed and established ’The Black Farmer’ into a powerful food brand, which he has more recently extended out into non-food product lines.
To find out more: how to get a job in marketing, why quality really does sell, how to [...]Continue Reading →
Fancy becoming a trader in the Plymouth City Market? All of our traders enjoy a fun, relaxed working environment with fair trade and equality as a priority. Please complete the small form below and hit the Join button and we’ll get an application form in the post to you. Alternatively, you can pop in and [...]Continue Reading →
THE importance of using locally sourced food to boost the economy, the community and people’s health has been highlighted by the visit to Plymouth of a team from the French city of Rennes.
The delegation from Brittany crossed the Channel to share ideas as part of a joint initiative involving the two [...]Continue Reading →
A Harvest Market will run alongside the popular annual apple festival on 31 October, at Devonport Guildhall in Ker Street. We have excellent local producers but there are still some spaces available.
For more information about booking a stand contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For general enquiries about the event contact Tess on email@example.com or telephone 07531 [...]
A French delegation from Rennes will be visiting Plymouth on 11th and 12th October to explore and exchange learning on short supply chains and how they can support local food systems. During the trip they will visit local businesses who provide examples of local best practice; Keveral Growers, Tamar View Fruiterers, Brook Green Centre of [...]Continue Reading →
Efford’s monthly Street Market is taking place tomorrow 4 October, 10am – 4pm.
Great news: we have a fresh fruit and veg stall joining us tomorrow. Please come along and support the traders.
We look forward to seeing you there.Continue Reading →
Plymouth Business Expo, part of the Marine City Festival, will be on Wednesday 12th September on Plymouth Hoe. Mainly a B2B event but with a number of hotels and conference venues exhibiting. Interested in exhibiting? contact Lesley Allinson at the Chamber of Commerce on 01752 273880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Continue Reading →
This year’s Plymouth Food Awards winners are announced today and will presented with their awards on the main stage at Flavour Fest today at 12.30pm. Congratulations to all winners and thank you to everyone who supported them with your nominations and votes. www.foodplymouth.org/?page_id=295
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Come and visit Food Plymouth at Flavour Fest this weekend. Also don’t miss the presentation of the Plymouth Food Awards on the main stage at 12.30pm Friday 17th August. Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote and support the excellent businesses and organisations who were nominated. Look forward to seeing you there! Continue Reading →
Pips Pick Your Own It has been the wettest June since records began and the hardest one for pick your owns and growers that we can ever remember! We have raspberries, gooseberries, black currents, tayberries, carrots, garlic, broad beans, wonderful new potatoes and more to come throughout the season. Please support us….we don’t like to [...]Continue Reading →
Monthly Street Market in Torridge Way
TODAY – Thursday 5th July 10am – 4pm
Come and enjoy the buzz and support our local traders. All welcome, hope to see you there.Continue Reading →
Tell us who is doing the most to bring fresh, healthy, local, sustainable and delicious food to the people of Plymouth. This is a great chance to celebrate and recognise some of the excellent local food producers, businesses, individuals and organisations who are supporting the aims of the Plymouth Food Charter and helping to make [...]Continue Reading →
On 31/05/2012 By tlewis
Cottrel Hospitality at The Dolphin House Brasserie sign up to Plymouth Food Charter, pledging to: further reduce our eco-footprint by increased and further support for food production that aims to protect nature, reduces food miles, packaging, waste and increases recycling.
We are a recently established Resturant in Plymouth and have set as our mission to [...]Continue Reading →
The Co-operative has just launched a pilot funding award for allotments and community growers in the South West. Applications are encouraged as The Co-op are keen to demonstrate to their national Values & Principles Committee that this is an area which should be supported with more resources. Application form can be downloaded until August: http://bit.ly/MY0PUX [...]Continue Reading →
East End Allotments invite you to join them for one of their delicious cream tea open days from; 11am – 1pm on 27 Jun, 16 July and 13 August. Visit their wonderful allotments, meet the people and help them raise funds for the community allotments at same time!
They look forward to meeting you there.
L’amour Botanique based in South Devon have made a pledge to support the Plymouth Food Charter:
A reduced eco-footprint: Supporting home food production that protects wildlife
and nature using environmentally friendly garden supplies (produced in the South West and UK) and supports organic growing techniques.
Life long learning & skills: Giving everyone [...]
The Government must develop a joined-up strategy to change the UK’s unhealthy and environmentally damaging food system, as fears mount about global food security, MPs on the Commons Environmental Audit Committee warn http://bit.ly/Kf9z6O
The Environmental Audit Committee’s Sustainable Food report recommends that:
stricter advertising limits protect children from junk food marketing on all [...]Continue Reading →
A special Jubilee Good Food and Craft Market is to be held at Royal William Yard in Plymouth on 4 June, 10am – 3pm, after the fantastic success of the inaugural market.
The market will be even bigger and better than the last, and will include a good arts and craft fair and quintessentially English games. [...]Continue Reading →
On 06/05/2012 By tlewis
Years of hard work to improve school meals are being undone Government policies are placing our children’s health and education at risk It would cost nothing to make existing food standards apply to academy schools
As the battle to persuade the Government to review its decision to exempt academies and free schools from complying [...]Continue Reading →
Last week, the World Bank announced that food prices are on the rise again, having climbed 8 per cent between December and March this year. Rising and volatile food prices have a massive and extremely detrimental effect on the world’s poor. Short-term spikes lead to malnutrition, and often force people to sell off their [...]Continue Reading →
New Soil Association report ‘Just say N2O’ launched today at the House of Commons. The report calls for farming to become less dependent on manufactured nitrogen fertiliser, and makes the case for a transformation of our current farming system to one that obtains nitrogen from nitrogen-fixing legumes.Continue Reading →
Nominate your favourite products for the Soil Association Organic Food Awards and you could win a selection of prizes including a meal for four at the Duke of Cambridge Pub, London and Riverford’s Field Kitchen, Devon.Continue Reading →
Urban Splash have just confirmed the first ever Royal William Good Food Market which will launch from 10am – 3pm, May 7, Bank Holiday Monday, 2012, at Royal William Yard.It will be on The Green with around 30 stalls taking part, many of whom are fantastic local River Cottage Deli suppliers from Cornwall and Devon. The food [...]Continue Reading →
RIO has been running 2 x 6 week programmes to support young people into food, catering and hospitality industry and to enhance work readiness for the sector. All the young people enrolled onto the course as they have a passion in this area and are keen to gain whatever experience they can to better position [...]Continue Reading →
Kitchen Table are all about local food and local people. A small company, consisting of Hannah and Sima, catering for all kinds of events in and around Totnes. With our bespoke, friendly service we aim to produce creative and delicious food, keeping our customers’ needs central to the menu design. We buy all our ingredients as [...]Continue Reading →
Agricultural policies developed with the help of a Westcountry farmer have been formally adopted by the Green Party. http://bit.ly/yEHPLA
Henry Gent, who farms 500 acres at Broadclyst, near Exeter, joined the party two years ago after becoming increasingly concerned by the threat posed by climate change.
Since then he has been working on a [...]Continue Reading →
Our Sustainable Food City: Plymouth Action Plan Launch was a great success.
Plymouth Council Leader Vivien Pengelly launched and endorsed the new Action Plan as did Debra Lapthorne, Joint Director for Public Health for PCC and NHS Plymouth and Jenny Bushrod, Director of Sustainability and Procurement from Plymouth University. Around 120 people attended event, as [...]Continue Reading →
Plymouth City Council’s catering service has achieved the prestigious Food for Life Gold catering mark for all of the city’s school meals. Plymouth is the only local authority in-house caterer in England currently serving gold menus to all of its schools. In addition Plymouth University’s catering team have been awarded the Food for Life Bronze [...]Continue Reading →
On 12/02/2012 By tlewis
SUSTAINABLE HEALTHY COMMUNITIES – WORKING TOGETHER IN PLYMOUTH
A FREE event featuring international expert Professor Hugh Barton (University of the West of England/World Health Organisation) Tuesday 21 February 2012, Devonport Guildhall, Plymouth: 9.30am-4pm
Please book your place before the 7 February by emailing:email@example.com
Phone enquiries via the the Public Health Team 01752 434867 and [...]Continue Reading →
Workshops – 17, 19th January at NT Cotehele, to book call 01579 351346; 21 January, Grow Efford, call Anne Marie 0784 9073394Continue Reading →
Rob Hopkins reflections on the Portas Review http://transitionculture.org/2011/12/14/another-world-is-not-only-possible-shes-opening-a-bakery-round-the-corner-reflections-on-the-portas-review/
SailTrade are an emerging Community Interest Company committed to the principles of local food, fairtrade and sustainability. Harnessing only the natural forces of wind and tide we aim to provide a viable, low carbon contribution to transport networks linking food producers and markets around the Tamar Valley it’s estuary and adjacent coastal region. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-15734365Continue Reading →
Plymouth University officially launched it’s new allotment on Thursday 17 November, as part of a range of new initiatives to support the Plymouth Food Charter. Linda Morris and Jenny Bushrod are pictured.Continue Reading →
This article demonstrates what Plymouth could do, in terms of the opportunities in street food.
Sent in by Colin Trier.
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We are very much looking forward to celebrating and contributing to the vibrancy of the local food community in Plymouth,” Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
River Cottage Canteen & Deli is to join forces with Tamar View Fruiterers, based in Saltash, to create an improved food network which enables small scale producers of fruit and vegetables to [...]Continue Reading →
Come along to enjoy a feast of apples – pressing, tasting, sharing, learning – fun activities for all!
11am – 4pm, 26 October, Devonport Guildhall.
Apples wanted! Bring them in to juice, or we may be able to collect. All enquiries call: 07531 506 481 .Continue Reading →
We invite you to a public meeting to have your say and get involved at this initial consultation stage of developing a new community owned, local food shop and café, in the heart of Plymouth’s city centre…6.30 – 8.30pm, 15 November, Buckland Suite, Copthorne Hotel, (next to Sainsbury’s on Armada Way) refreshments provided.
In support of the Plymouth Food Charter, Plymouth University has recently acquired a large allotment at Central Park. It is our intention to set up a volunteer project group of staff and student members to turn this overgrown space into an area where we can produce locally, home grown fruit and vegetables and flowers that [...]Continue Reading →
Why the Government’s responsibility deal is better for the food industry than public health
This report analyses the Coalition Government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal, focusing on the pledges made by members of the food industry. The Government’s stated aim, for this Deal, is to help reduce the serious health problems caused by our [...]Continue Reading →
Food Plymouth will be located at stand B1 next to Food is Fun marquee at Flavour Fest this weekend. Come and visit us to find out more about the Plymouth Food Charter and how you can get involved.
We will be announcing the winners of the new Plymouth Food Awards on the main stage from 12.30pm [...]Continue Reading →
River Cottage will open a new canteen and deli in the Brewhouse building at Plymouth’s Royal William Yard in November.
It will offer local, seasonal, organic and wild produce in the restaurant and to takeaway from the Deli. It is anticipated that up to 90% of the produce will be sourced from a 50 mile radius of the city [...]Continue Reading →
There are still spaces for an innovative new market in Plymouth that is running at the same site as the British Art Show launch weekend, and the Americas Cup final weekend 16-18 September – details can be found here
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=171102699625168 Location: Parade Green, Royal William Yard, PlymouthTime: Friday, 16 September 2011 10:00
Celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall looks set to extend his River Cottage empire this summer – with a new canteen and deli in Plymouth.
This hasn’t been confirmed by River Cottage however vacancies have been advertised for an assistant manager, restaurant supervisor, deli supervisor and junior sous chefs at the proposed new site in the city’s Royal William [...]Continue Reading →
The West Kestle Mobile Farm Shop will be on the University campus every Friday in Rolle Square from 10am – 5pm. They provide a variety of competitively priced products including fresh fruit and vegetables, free range chicken, pork, bacon, sausages and eggs all sourced from local farms. http://bit.ly/oYMcV1
Not only is this a very [...]Continue Reading →
Stoke Damerel Community College are using sustainable local maritime produce in their cookery classes.Continue Reading →
The big push is now on to try and reach our £70,000 share issue target. The minimum investment level is just £50 making it an affordable ethical investment opportunity, creating a more sustainable future for Cornish communities. Invesment deadline 22 July www.communitypowercornwall.coopContinue Reading →
Food Security event, 13th July 2011, University of Exeter, Conference Room 1, The Innovation Centre Phase 2, 5.00 – 7.30pm on Streatham Campus. Targeted at local producers/suppliers, it will focus on climate and economic changes, launching a South West Food Alliance and provide the opportunity for you to contribute to research for the food economy [...]Continue Reading →
The Ecological Land Co-operative (ELC) is seeking three tenants for their first three residential smallholdings for new entrants to ecological agriculture. If you are interested in self-building an eco-home, establishing a land-based livelihood and being part of a pioneering eco-hamlet and co-operative then you can download an application pack from ELC’s website www.ecologicalland.coop , [...]Continue Reading →
The Cornwall Renewable Energy Show , Gaia Centre, Delabole:
Thursday 28 July, 2011 – Industry and Business
Friday 29 July, 2011 – Community and Households
Cornwall is currently heavily reliant on the importation of fossil fuels to meet much of its energy demands. Cornwall has an estimated energy bill of £1.4bn and the majority [...]Continue Reading →
Sustain conference in London, Friday 15 July, ‘Food and Spatial Planning’ – how food and community organisations can influence and use planning policy to help create a more sustainable food system. John Dixon from Plymouth City Council is speaking. Check out their report; www.sustainweb.org/resources/files/reports/Good_planning_for_good_food.pdfContinue Reading →
Plymouth’s Bistro One ‘tucked away’ in Ebrington Street supports local farmers and suppliers by serving an extensive range of excellent local produce. A very happy customer has contacted Food Plymouth to tell us that ‘the food is delicious, reasonably priced and the personal service is second to none. In fact you know you are eating fine, local food at [...]Continue Reading →
Latest Plymouth Food Charter sign up comes from Dig for Devonport. They pledge to continue to encourage and support local residents to grow their own food and create edible landscapes.Continue Reading →
Grow Efford Partnership have developed an innovative community social enterprise around apple based products. Today they signed up to the Plymouth Food Charter, as they pledge to start taking their ideas, skills and knowledge to share with other communities within the city.Continue Reading →
Plymouth Food Awards
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.
We want to know which people and organizations really deserve recognition for the great work they are doing. Please help us [...]Continue Reading →
Plymouth Local Exchange Trading System (LETS) To continue trading home made and locally produced food items at our regular monthly markets. We would also urge Plymouth City Council to rethink it’s policy on the Plymouth Farmer’s Market. In particular to relocate the market at a better site and persuade many of the traders who no [...]Continue Reading →
University of Plymouth Students Union (UPSU) www.upsu.com have just signed up to the Plymouth Food Charter. They will be promoting and celebrating the food and culinary traditions of all cultures through an international food festival held within the students’ union. Bringing students and community members closer together through food.Continue Reading →
Transition Plymouth will be doing some ‘Elderflower Alchemy’ on Friday 10 June, 7-9 pm, at Onward House, Greenbank Road. To include elderflower cordial, ‘champagne’, fritters, something with gooseberries and herb teas. Bring a(n empty) bottle. On Thursday we’ll be picking and preparing, meet Ford Park Cemetery lower gates 1pm, FPC cafe 2.30 pm or Onward [...]Continue Reading →
Design needed to help promote healthy tasty food in Plymouth
The people of Plymouth are being invited to be creative and design a logo for ‘Food Plymouth’, a new city-wide partnership of organisations working together to increase the demand and availability of tasty and affordable fresh, seasonal, local and organic food throughout Plymouth.
The talented [...]Continue Reading →
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