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This page provides an alphabetical list of sources for information on local foods, many of them with national coverage. On the other Local Foods pages are details of places where you can buy a wide range of delicious and wholesome local foods, listed alphabetically by category.

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 Big BarnBig Barn (2020) Discover Local Food https://www.bigbarn.co.uk/. Lists over 8,800 outlets on the BigBarn map, so we can all access the very best, freshest and locally produced food and drink (just type in your postcode).

 

 

Food hub Cambridge Food Hub - https://cambridgefoodhub.org/ An innovative food distribution system for the Cambridge area, aiming to increase the accessibility of sustainable food whilst supporting local producers and small businesses.

 

 

Sustainable food Cambridge Sustainable Food - https://cambridgesustainablefood.org/food-directory. An innovative and growing partnership of public, private and community organisations in Cambridge and the surrounding villages that work together to promote a vibrant local food system all along the supply chain.

 

 

CSA Community supported agriculture (CSA) - https://communitysupportedagriculture.org.uk/. A partnership between farmers and consumers in which the responsibilities, risks and rewards of farming are shared.

 

 

Country Markets Country Markets - https://www.country-markets.co.uk/about-us. A Co-operative Social Enterprise forming a network of about 250 Country Markets across England and Wales.

The Farm Retail Association (FRA) - https://farmretail.co.uk/ champions the best farm shops and farmers’ markets from across the UK.

 

Local produce Find Local Produce - https://www.findlocalproduce.co.uk/. An online resource for consumers to find all types of local produce outlets, and a means for producers to advertise to over 50,000 visitors a month.

 

 

Country Markets The Food, Farming & Countryside Commission - https://ffcc.co.uk/. An independent charity working with government, academics, farmers, activists, and others to generate practical solutions in climate, nature, health and the economy.

It arose from The RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission - https://www.thersa.org/action-and-research/rsa-projects/public-services-and-communities-folder/food-farming-and-countryside-commission. An independent inquiry that took place from November 2017 to April 2020 to think afresh about where our food comes from, how we support farming and rural communities and how we invest in the many benefits the countryside provides.

 

 

GBVGThe Great British Vineyard - https://www.gbvg.uk/vineyards?province=CAM. An online resource for consumers to find local vineyards, and a means for producers to advertise.

 

 

Indie CambridgeIndie Cambridge - https://indiecambridge.com/delivering-to-your-door A membership-based organisation for independently-owned businesses or individuals in the Cambridgeshire area. They publish The Indie magazine and have set up the Indie Academy to share skills and knowledge to help indie businesses grow.

 

 

Soil AssociationSoil Association - https://www.soilassociation.org/boxschemes A leading organic food and farming charity and organic certification body. From fruit and veg, to eggs, meat, herbs and honey, hundreds of organic farmers offer box delivery schemes across the UK.

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