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Making local food work – Community enterprise connecting land and people through food
Farmers snubbed in school meals contract…Less than 1% of the fresh, local produce available for supply to schools in the Highland Region is selected by Highland Council for the school meal contract.
Key to healthy lock in lunches…Heart of England Fine Foods (HEFF) offers schools a healthy eating solution in the form of a vending machine stocked with nutritious local produce.
Localfoodshop website goes live…October sees the launch of localfoodshop, a brand new e-commerce website working like a virtual farmers’ market to facilitate online ordering of local produce from multiple producers.
Local shops for local producers…A Scottish independent chain of convenience stores seeks local suppliers to supply its shops.
Local organic sales boom…The latest Organic Market Report from the Soil Association shows a 53% growth in retail sales of organic food in 2006, with the percentage sourced in the UK remaining static at 66%.
Off our trolleys?…High food miles, poor information and insufficient local sourcing turn off British shoppers.
Environmental folly of flown-in foods…The Western Mail, in conjunction with carbon-info.org, reveals the carbon cost of eating imported produce.