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.
There’s a new community garden in town - Growing Durham’s Edible Gilesgate project worked alongside Durham Action on Single Homelessness to create an edible garden in their carpark. The initial aim was to cheer up the area with a few planters and we commissioned The...read more
Join Garden Organic's campaign to reduce the use of peat-based compost and download our handy guide to making leaf compost. Those of you who follow us on Twitter (look for @Food_Durham) might have noticed a few posts relating to use of peat in garden compost. Unless...read more
Food Durham led a Pumpkin Rescue this Autumn as part of its VegCities campaign, aiming to reduce food waste and raise awareness of local food production. We worked with a local farm and groups to promote local produce and help people turn leftover pumpkins into...read more