Latest Pledges to the Plymouth Food Charter



Plymouth City Council (PCC) school meals service

Providing fresh, healthy, local produce to Plymouth school children and supporting local farmers and food businesses; working to the Food For Life Gold Catering Mark standard for all of the school meals it serves.

Westaway Sausages
To provide local food to local people, we now have a wider range of distributors for our sausages in Plymouth and in doing so have increased the the business we conduct in Plymouth. We are also encouraging our ‘end users’ to talk about using local food.

Food is Fun 

Our aim is to improve the health and well-being of people of all ages, creating opportunities to change attitudes towards food and eating and increasing confidence, life-skills and motivation through education and community inclusion. Pop-up Cookery Schools are delivered across the South West, visiting the hearts of communities, motivating people to learn the importance of food and healthy eating and to explore food in ways that are fun, engaging and hands-on. We improve health and wellbeing and life skills through food-based interventions, raise self-confidence and teach essential culinary skills while encouraging social engagement.

Oasis Project
Healthy cooking on a budget courses

Devon and Cornwall Food Association
Making sure ‘surplus’ food is redistributed to groups working with disadvantaged people

Soil Association 

Help to raise awareness and support new activities which deliver the aims of the Plymouth Food Charter, also through engaging key decision makers and partnership building.

Transition Plymouth

Putting on public food events in keeping with the Charter.      barbara hampson <>

PCC Allotments City Farm
Promote sale of produce from allotments to local people

Cornish Farm Dairy
Supply milk to Plymouth in  our new recyclable milk bottles

Home Grown Community owned
Support community groups growing fresh food in Plymouth hinterland

Paramount 21 Ltd
To promote provenance products to the food service industry and build links with local suppliers for products

Connect local growing to local markets

Bell and Loxton
Reduce eco-footprint, provide quality healthy products

Veromar Strategic Marketing
Raising awareness of Plymouth Food Charter

City College Plymouth

Aramark, the college catering partner are now purchasing more than 60% or their products in the West Country region. We have switched one of our Costa outlets to an Owens coffee which is 100% Fairtrade and roasted locally in Modbury. The Allotment is still proving a success with a growing waiting list for available plots. The City College Plymouth maintained its Fairtrade status until summer 2017. The Free College breakfast is still available to all enrolled students to encourage a healthy start to the day. Menus are being driven in the PL1 Restaurant by the vegetable products grown on the college campus. The college successfully campaigns Health & Wellbeing throughout the academic year to promote healthier lifestyle choices.

St Ewe free range eggs
Deliver eggs into Devon and Cornwall – local food, local prices, low food miles

National Marine Aquarium
Supply more local produce through all corporate trade

Devonport Guildhall
Specify ‘local’ in our café buying

Tamar Grow Local
Promote the Charter throughout the valley and work harder!

Trerierve Organic Farm & Keveral community of growers

Education through hands on visits and supply more organic veg direct to Plymouth

Scorse Food Ltd
To continue buying £100KS of produce from locality

Haddington House Apartments
Highlight Charter as a way to encourage more visitors and tourists to Plymouth

Keveral Farm
Carry on supplying low impact local organic veg to the local community

Chaffins Food Service

‘Clear about Carbon’ project participation

Dunn’s Dairy 

Continue to promote local food

Tamar Fruiterers

To increase the supply of fresh local produce to outlets and communities across the city

G Free Foods
Continue sourcing locally

Gribble’s Butchers
Sausage demos in schools

Tideford Organic Foods

To increase the supply of fresh local organic produce into Plymouth, promoting healthy eating with schools and hospitals.

Stiltskin Theatre Company

Theatre production on healthy eating and growing round Plymouth primary schools

National Trust

Provide new community allotments at Saltram House.

Newquay Fruit Sales

Source and deliver high quality fresh produce from local growers and producers, reduce food miles wherever possible.

Plymouth University
Is working to embed the Plymouth Food Charter into the University’s Sustainable Food Policy, now accreditated to Food For Life Bronze Catering Mark.  As part of this commitment we now have a University allotment and a mobile farm shop making weekly visits to the campus.

Riverford Organic Vegetables

Help to promote healthy and sustainable food production at events in Plymouth and continue to supply fresh local organic produce throughout the city

Roger Higman

I commit to composting the food waste we generate and growing vegetables on my allotment.

Owens Coffee

An organic coffee roaster based in Modbury. We use 100% arabica beans and all our coffees are Soil Association Organic, Fairtrade and whenever possible, Rainforest Alliance certified.  Please let us know how we could get involved with the Plymouth Food Charter.

Cottage Farm Organics

To raise awareness about sustainable living and organic food production. As part of the Superhomes network, Cottage Farm, Jacobstow EX23 0BU regularly hold Open Days; as an organic farm, we also sequester some 100+ tons of carbon annually.

Tutti Frutti Bouquets

To promote healthy eating in Plymouth, through our innovative approach to encouraging people to eat their 5 a day.

University of Plymouth Students Union  (UPSU)

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.

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 longer support the event to return on a regular basis.

Grow Efford Partnership

We have developed a community food social enterprise around apple based products; this year we will share our ideas, skills and knowledge with other communities in the city. Kim Wide <>

Dig for Devonport

To continue to encourage local residents to grow their own food and create edible landscapes.

Bistro One, Ebrington Street 

Will continue to support local food producers and suppliers and will be pleased to publicise any events which promote the Plymouth Food Charter.

Elite Diet and Nutrition

To continue to promote local and sustainable foods through education

Stoke Damerel Community College

Through our cookery lessons we will increase the amount of sustainable local maritime produce in our recipes

Berkeley’s of St James

To serve local food in my guesthouse

Rosie and John Luke, Luke’s Fruit Farm  To supply the public with very fresh fruit and vegetables

The Facelift Food Coach 

To teach healthy eating at my food classes

River Cottage Canteen

To source local produce and support local businesses.

Brook Green School  As a flagship school for Food for life to embed the philosphy of the Plymouth Food Charter into our work ensuring that as much as possible we use local seasonal produce and pass the message onto our parents, local community and the schools we work with.


Aiming 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. Excellent work and a sustainable approach to food distribution into the city.

UCP Marjon

Are committed to supporting local businesses to provide healthy food for our students and staff.

Tamar Valley Natures Harvest  Tamar Valley natures harvest is totally committed to helping conserve and enhance the Tamar Valley through increasing education through various partners, and also in time helping fund various projects that are environmentally friendly, and using traditional methods.

Agricola Growers and Hay Farm Produce

We will continue to grow and prepare vegetables for the Cornish and Devon marketplace with priority to safety, quality and environmental standards.

Food and Drink Devon

Promotion of quality food and drink produced, sold and served in and around Plymouth, and linking businesses through the lovetheflavour brand network.

Food Smiths

As a local food supplier to Plymouth schools we promote all local producers and have all relevant certificates for supplying/supporting schools. We would be proud to support the Food Charter in any way we can, feel free to advise us of any help we can give you in the future.

JB Preserves

To forge new and sustainable links on behalf of PL21 transition group Food Forum and to source even more local food for my business.

Ethical Investors  We aim to use local, organic and fair trade produce where possible. As a committed vegetarian I also aim to encourage others to take farm animal welfare issues seriously when making food choices.  Chris Deacon

East End Community Allotments 

Providing learning and growing opportunities for local people.  Mo Townsend

Morice Town Neighbourhood 

We are currently looking at using funding to encourage healthy eating in the area by using a local greengrocer to deliver / sell fresh fruit and veg at a discounted price which we will fund and also link in with the local school and Sure Start childrens centre; to find ways of involving vulnerable groups of people to provide them with reasonable priced fruit and veg with recipe, and possible use of cookery classes using the produce.  Kim Hayden or Gill Peele

Castang Wines

To support local producers and businesses, to support economic aims of Plymouth Food Charter

The Kitchen Table

We are all about local food and local people. A small company, run by 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.   I continue to be committed to sourcing locally, or from the South West in every way I can. I buy directly from several growers and makers and provide catering and put on events for local community groups and businesses.

L’Amour Botanique

L’amour Botanique based in South Devon produces culinary herbs for the Passionate Cook and garden supplies for the Conscientious Gardener!  We pledge to support the Plymouth Food Charter through; A reduced eco-footprint: Supporting home food production that protects wildlife and nature using environmentally friendly garden supplies and organic growing techniques.   Learning and skills: Giving everyone the opportunity to learn about growing good food – offering local people a range of Autumn/Winter fun talks and workshops.

Green 2 Gold 

To make people aware of the health properties of olive oil we will offer olive oil tastings wherever we go! Please let us know what events we should take part in!   Carol Elis – Lezana

Tavy Ales Ltd

To create a new local micro brewery producing real ales and celebrating our national beverage in plymouth and west devon.  Mark Smith

Cottrel Hospitality at The Dolphin House Brasserie

We would like 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 source local ethical produce and create food with integrity.    Jacqueline Cottrel

Lemon Tree Bistro

We support the Plymouth Food Charter, as we pride ourselves on always using fresh produce and supporting local producers and businesses. We also ‘grow our own’ and buy in fresh fish from Plymouth fish market every day.

Oreston Academy 

We are already a Food for Life Flagship School and we are really interested in getting involved in the Plymouth Food Charter as I think it covers the same principals and ethos.
At present we are in the process of talking to the children in our school about the Food Charter and whether they feel it is a good idea to get involved. At present we are really looking into getting more seasonal, local and organic produce on the menu and looking at the Charter this is one of the keys areas that it focussses on.

Pulp Project

Continue to promote the using and sharing of fruit grown in private gardens and public spaces to minimise wasted fruit, ensuring people benefit from health benefits of locally grown fresh fruit high in nutrients whilst also promoting community cohesion. To now take the project to the next level from voluntary organisation to a social enterprise by including more local people participating in its development.

Pips PYO 

To encourage local businesses involved with food to work with other local businesses, leading to a reduced environmental impact. And for the wonderful fresh produce being shared and enjoyed in our area etc.  I very much look forward to being part of this.

Janner Jam

Continuing to use fruit grown as close to Plymouth as possible, using UK sugarbeet, jars manufactured in UK, minimising carbon and environmental footprint whilst providing Plymouth and visitors with a quality local food product based on local traditions and history.  Sarah Greep

The Treasury

The Treasury actively sources all meats and  vegetables from local producers and our fruits from local suppliers. We very carefully choose our fish and the sources from we procure them based on their sustainability and ‘at risk’ register. We only buy from day boats from Brixham to avoid the large beam fishing methods of the larger boats in other ports. Where possible we aim to source all our meat from farm to fork in less than 15miles , very often within 5 miles. We are interested in building our relationship with your organisations and emphasise that we wish to join the food charter and support all its initiatives.  Benjamin Shearn <>

Thorough Bread 

To supply local people with wholesome hand made bread made from organic flours and with no added artificial additives.

Well Hung Meat Company

To push the message about ethical, nutrition of grass fed organic meats in the Plymouth area. To encourage and educate the meat buying public about the benefits of changing their meat buying habits. To support Plymouth and its food and drink strategies. To raise awareness through initiatives such as Flavourfest.


We are committed to using local seasonal produce, and supporting local suppliers.

Barbican Kitchen

We are committed to using local seasonal and sustainable produce from local suppliers.

The Artillery Tower

Supporting local businesses and producers by using local ingredients from local suppliers.

The New Continental

Continue to use fresh local produce and support local independent business.

Morgans Italian

Continue to use fresh local produce and support local independent business.

The Mission

Continue to use fresh local produce and support local independent business.

Fishermans Arms

Supporting local farmers and fisherman by buying fresh, local ingredients direct from the suppliers.


Using quality, fresh local ingredients from local producers.

Quay 33

We always use fresh local ingredients with clear provenance


All the dishes are prepared from the finest fresh locally sourced ingredients by chef patron Didier and his highly skilled team.  Keeping ingredients local means more small independent businesses survive in the local area, making Plymouth a more enterprising city all round.

JD’s Grill

Supporting West Country producers by always using local meat with clear provenance.

Artillery Tower

We focus on sourcing the best quality local and organic produce direct from local suppliers, with clear provenance.


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