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Latest Pledges to the Plymouth Food Charter
Plymouth City Council (PCC) school meals service www.plymouth.gov.uk 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 www.westawaysausages.com
To provide local food to local people
Food is Fun www.foodisfun.org
Enthuse children in making healthy food fun for their future
Healthy cooking on a budget courses firstname.lastname@example.org
Devon and Cornwall Food Association www.dccfg.webs.com
Making sure ‘surplus’ food is redistributed to groups working with disadvantaged people
Soil Association www.soilassociation.org 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.
PCC Allotments City Farm www.plymouth.gov.uk/allotments
Promote sale of produce from allotments to local people
Cornish Farm Dairy www.cornishfarmdairy.co.uk
Supply milk to Plymouth in our new recyclable milk bottles
Home Grown Community owned www.devonrcc.org.uk
Support community groups growing fresh food in Plymouth hinterland
Paramount 21 Ltd www.paramount21.co.uk
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 www.bellandloxton.co.uk
Reduce eco-footprint, provide quality healthy products
Veromar Strategic Marketing www.veromar.co.uk
Raising awareness of Plymouth Food Charter
City College Plymouth www.cityplm.ac.uk
By summer 2015 we plan for 60% of food supplies into the Aramark contract to be sourced regionally. It already exceeds 40%. We are also investigating: setting up a Moo Bar with Langage Farm; the potential to switch one of our Costa outlets to a local coffee supplier, setting up a student lead oyster mushroom farm using spent coffee ground form local outlets. The form will also produce compost. Our allotments are now very much in action. We are taking two people from the city allotment waiting list. Also setting up student and staff projects to inspire them to grow food locally. They will be 4 disabled access allotments. We intend to maintain our Fairtrade status. Aramark have various healthy eating programmes. The College funds a breakfast club for students to make sure that have fed properly at the start of the day. This might move to include a lunch club too. The College runs many training programmes connected to the catering and hospitality industry
St Ewe free range eggs www.stewefreerangeeggs.co.uk
Deliver eggs into Devon and Cornwall – local food, local prices, low food miles
National Marine Aquarium www.national-aquarium.co.uk
Supply more local produce through all corporate trade
Devonport Guildhall www.devonportguildhall-realideas.org
Specify ‘local’ in our café buying
Tamar Grow Local www.tamargrowlocal.org
Promote the Charter throughout the valley and work harder!
Trerierve Organic Farm & Keveral community of growers www.trerierve.co.uk Education through hands on visits and supply more organic veg direct to Plymouth
Scorse Food Ltd www.scorsefoods.co.uk
To continue buying £100KS of produce from locality
Haddington House Apartments www.abudd.co.uk
Highlight Charter as a way to encourage more visitors and tourists to Plymouth
Keveral Farm www.keveral.org
Carry on supplying low impact local organic veg to the local community
Chaffins Food Service www.chaffinsfoodservice.co.uk ’Clear about Carbon’ project participation
Dunn’s Dairy Continue to promote local food
Tamar Fruiterers www.tamarviewfruiterers.co.uk To increase the supply of fresh local produce to outlets and communities across the city
G Free Foods www.gfree.co.uk
Continue sourcing locally
Gribble’s Butchers www.gribblesbutchers.co.uk
Sausage demos in schools
Tideford Organic Foods www.tidefordorganics.co.uk To increase the supply of fresh local organic produce into Plymouth, promoting healthy eating with schools and hospitals.
Stiltskin Theatre Company www.stiltskin.org.uk Theatre production on healthy eating and growing round Plymouth primary schools
National Trust www.nationaltrust.org.uk Provide new community allotments at Saltram House.
Newquay Fruit Sales www.newquayfruitsales.co.uk Source and deliver high quality fresh produce from local growers and producers, reduce food miles wherever possible.
Plymouth University www.universityofplymouth.net
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 www.riverford.co.uk/wash Help to promote healthy and sustainable food production at events in Plymouth and continue to supply fresh local organic produce throughout the city email@example.com
Roger Higman I commit to composting the food waste we generate and growing vegetables on my allotment.
Owens Coffee www.owenscoffee.com 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 www.bigbarn.co.uk/marketplace/vendors/Cottage 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 www.tuttifrutti-bouquets.co.uk 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) www.upsu.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Grow Efford Partnership www.hecp.org.uk 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 <email@example.com>
Dig for Devonport www.diggin-it.org/index.php?page=dig-for-devonport To continue to encourage local residents to grow their own food and create edible landscapes.
Bistro One, Ebrington Street www.bistro-one.co.uk 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stoke Damerel Community College www.sdcc.net Through our cookery lessons we will increase the amount of sustainable local maritime produce in our recipes
Berkeley’s of St James www.onthehoe.co.uk To serve local food in my guesthouse
Rosie and John Luke, Luke’s Fruit Farm email@example.com To supply the public with very fresh fruit and vegetables
The Facelift Food Coach www.starkhechara.co.uk To teach healthy eating at my food classes
River Cottage Canteen firstname.lastname@example.org To source local produce and support local businesses.
Brook Green School email@example.com 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.
SailTrade www.sailtrade.org 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
UCP Marjon www.ucpmarjon.ac.uk Are committed to supporting local businesses to provide healthy food for our students and staff.
Tamar Valley Natures Harvest email@example.com 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 www.agricolagrowers.co.uk We will continue to grow and prepare vegetables for the Cornish and Devon marketplace with priority to safety, quality and environmental standards. firstname.lastname@example.org
Food and Drink Devon http://www.lovetheflavour.co.uk Promotion of quality food and drink produced, sold and served in and around Plymouth, and linking businesses through the lovetheflavour brand network. email@example.com
Food Smiths http://www.foodsmiths.biz 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethical Investors www.ethicalinvestors.co.uk 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 email@example.com
East End Community Allotments Providing learning and growing opportunities for local people. Mo Townsend firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Castang Wines www.castang-wines.co.uk To support local producers and businesses, to support economic aims of Plymouth Food Charter
The Kitchen Table www.thekitchentable.org.uk We 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 locally as possible, supporting our community and brilliant diverse local food producers. firstname.lastname@example.org
L’Amour Botanique www.lamourbotanique.co.uk 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. email@example.com
Green 2 Gold www.green2gold.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cottrel Hospitality at The Dolphin House Brasserie http://dolphinhousebrazzerie.co.uk 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 email@example.com
Lemon Tree Bistro www.lemontreecafe.co.uk 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Oreston Academy www.oreston.com 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 www.facebook.com/plymouthfruit 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. email@example.com
Pips PYO www.pipsfruitandveg.co.uk 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. Neilhawken@btinternet.com
Janner Jam www.jannerjam.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Treasury www.thetreasurybar.co.uk 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 <email@example.com>
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