BFE-line-boxed-xsmallBig Food Event Film   view it now!

Click on the above link for a wonderful short film, telling the story of Plymouth’s ‘Big Food Event’ – or BFE – a city-wide celebration of good food in June. It kicked off with Plymouth’s Big Food Debate, attended by people from across Plymouth and the south west, to debate our food future. This fab film has been produced by SWFish and funded by the DEAL Interreg programme – which supports economic development of local food – of which Food Plymouth and Soil Association are partners.  Please do share the video with your networks and get in touch if you would like to promote it through your website, presentations or events


Future of Food in Plymouth 

But where can you buy it the rest of the year?

Local Food at Plymouth’s Flavour Fest in August

Plymouth City Council, working with Food Plymouth, have produced a PCC Local Food Topic Paper.  This contains recommendations for the Plymouth Plan, a new over-arching policy and planning strategy for the city (2015-2031).  The consultation process closed on 25th October, thank you to everyone who took part.

BFE002This topic paper is based on evidence from the report ‘Future of Food’, which was produced by Food Plymouth, in collaboration with Plymouth City Council (PCC).  Many thanks to all our contributors, particularly; Jenny Coles, Traci Lewis, Clare Pettinger, Ian Smith, Richard Price and Wendy Miller, who worked so hard to develop and complete this report.

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

Local Food Topic Paper


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?

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:

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.

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


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