Markets Reopen

Markets Reopen

Responding to the Government announcement that open air markets could reopen, the management committee of Barnard Castle Farmers’ Market decided to reopen on Saturday 6 June 2020. Durham County Council’s nine regular outdoor markets will also restart across the County...
Free School Meals during lockdown

Free School Meals during lockdown

Many of you will have heard about the Government’s vouchers scheme to ensure families that qualify for free school meals continue to have access to good healthy food whilst schools across the county have been closed. The voucher scheme wasn’t without its problems but...
Winter Food Durham Newsletter published

Winter Food Durham Newsletter published

Following the retirement of Food Manager Dr Liz Charles earlier this year, we’ve reviewed how we communicate with everyone interested in the food system across County Durham.  Liz used to send regular snippets to people on her mailing list and the Growing Durham...
DASH Edible car park

DASH Edible car park

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...
For Peat’s Sake!

For Peat’s Sake!

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. ...