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Sustainable Food City Plymouth*
Date : 17th February, 2011 Time :10am – 1pm Venue : Devonport Guildhall, Plymouth.
What’s it about?
Join us for an inspirational and unique event to launch the new Plymouth Food Charter, and to learn how the Sustainable Food City Plymouth initiative, is helping to transform food culture throughout the city. It will showcase new opportunities for supply of local sustainable produce into the city’s public sector, as part of work developed by the Plymouth Procurement Forum and Plymouth Food Procurement Project.
• Keynote speakers
• Cookery demos
• Product tastings
• Informative workshop sessions
There will be plenty of opportunity for networking, learning, and to share ideas, about the future of food in Plymouth.
A delicious local seasonal lunch will be served within the memorable setting of the recently refurbished Devonport Guildhall.
*This event is being delivered by The Plymouth Food Procurement Project, one jointly delivered by the Soil Association and The Barefoot Partnership Ltd, with is the aim of strengthening the connection between the recently formed Plymouth Procurement Forum and the rich range of local food producers and processors, to enable more local food to be supplied through the public sector. This project and event is part of the South West Food and Drink (SWFD) ‘Developing Sustainable Food Chains’ project. The Plymouth project is one of 10 managed by SWFD and funded by South West of England Regional Development Agency. In total about 1,000 food and drink supply chain businesses are involved in this drive to make local produce more available in the South West’s major towns and cities to the benefit of consumers, the local economy and the environment. Funding for all projects totals £695,000 and SWFD estimate that the investment will generate a further £1.7 million in direct, match and aligned funding.The project is aimed at developing a range of reduced carbon food supply chains that can be replicated by SW based food and drink businesses.
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