How we eat. How we shop. How food is packaged. And how it is produced.
The choices we make matter. They matter because they affect our environment, landscape, greenhouse gas emissions, animal health and welfare, farm workers’ welfare and perhaps, most importantly, our own health and wellbeing.
At Food Durham everything we do comes back to the choices we make. And to that end our mission is simple:
“To create a food system that is Healthier, Greener and Fairer, where every household has access to ‘good food’ – food that is safe, nutritious, of good quality and environmentally sustainable.”
Food Durham has two main strands: Growing Durham, which encourages people to grow their own food, and Durham Food Hub, which has been created to support and champion independent food producers from across County Durham, giving them platforms to get their products to market.
If food is your thing, get in touch and see how we can help you.
A grant from Durham County Council could help you and your community group plant some fruit trees to celebrate National Tree Week in late November 2018. The Tree Council organised the first National Tree Week in 1975 and now up to a million trees are planted...read more
The Food Durham Annual report was published today. The report covers the period between September 2017 and August 2018 during which the partnership achieved its Sustainable Food Cities Bronze Award, ran the Sugar Smart campaign for the county and launched the Durham...read more
With the autumn now well underway it is time to start collecting fallen leaves and making leaf compost. Every year the bins in County Durham are full of leaves which could be turned into beautiful leaf compost. Composting leaves is super simple and the resulting...read more