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.
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
This year appears to be a bumper one for apples in the county. For once there was no frost at blossom time and the fruit has benefited from the copious amounts of sunshine we've had. However, a bumper crop means having to deal with a glut of apples of all types. If...read more
There's still time to join in with SUGAR SMART September and try to reduce the amount of free sugar you eat this month. “Free” sugar is any sugar that is added to foods at home or by the producer, plus sugar naturally present in honey, syrups, and fruit juices. It...read more