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Food Hub Manager vacancy (closing date 1pm, 14 November 2016)

Food Durham is recruiting for a Manager for the new County Durham Food Hub. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a new and innovative local food supply chain project, working with local producers and businesses to enable a single point of ordering and an easier route to market for producers.

Please click here for more information and an application form.


Food Durham Annual Report published

The Annual Report for Food Durham covering the period September 2015 to August 2016 is now available.  The Annual Report will be formally presented at Food Durham’s Annual Gathering at Bishop Auchland Town Hall on 29 September 2016.

A pdf copy of the Annual Report is available here.


Advance notice: County Durham Food Hub Manager’s post

Food Durham is waiting for the outcome of a funding application that will enable us to start work on establishing a Business to Business Food Hub. The aim of the Hub is to provide a more efficient local food supply chain for local businesses (e.g. hospitality, eateries) and producers.

Food Durham will appoint a Food Hub Manager whose role will be to create new business on both the supply and demand side, building up a reliable supply of local food that can be branded and promoted as sustainable local produce.

Summary information on the post and contact details for expressions of interest are available here.


Durham City awarded Sustainable Fish City status

After two years of hard work Durham City became only the second city in the UK to achieve this award, which was presented to Cllr Bill Moir, Deputy Mayor, by Ruth Westcott from Sustain at a food procurement conference in early July 2016. You can find out more here


The EU Referendum and Food- Briefing papers

A number of organisations have commissioned briefing papers on food and the EU. We will make these papers available here as we get them.


Durham University given prestigious award

Durham University, an active member of the Food Partnership, has been awarded MSC UK University of the Year.  Click here for details


Food Durham Partnership Board

Jane Gray has been appointed as the new Chair of the Food Durham Partnership Board.  Click here for details.


Food Durham signs the Food Poverty Declaration

Food Durham has signed the Sustainable Food Cities Food Poverty Declaration.  Click here for details.


Food Durham’s Sustainable Fish City Campaign achieves 4 Stars

Food Durham’s Sustainable Fish City Campaign has achieved 4 Stars – just one short of becoming recognised as a Sustainable Fish City.  Click here for details.


Launch of Growing Durham

Growing Durham, our new community growing project was launched in April 2015.  Click here for details.


Sustainable Fish City Campaign

We are running a campaign for Durham City to become a Sustainable Fish City.  Click here for more details.