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 is very much a team effort: anyone with an interest in food has a part to play whether that is through creating a community veg garden or developing a sustainable local food procurement policy for a big organisation. Food Durham, the County Durham Food Partnership is a member of the Sustainable Food Places network, and has a Sustainable Food Places Bronze Award which recognises the good work done by lots of partners.
The coordinator team is hosted by Durham Community Action and is responsible for the overall coordination as well as for the Growing Durham project. Growing Durham encourages people to grow their own food in whatever setting. The Durham Food Hub which closed in 2019, was 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.
We know that food has a big impact on the climate and we all need to adopt more climate-friendly diets. The Community Good Food Network event held on 12th May focused on two approaches that aim to give people lots of opportunity to try new foods and eat seasonally....read more
If you have children or grandchildren in a County Durham Primary School you will have spotted them getting very excited about vegetables over the past few weeks. Through the support of TaylorShaw, the company providing school meals to the majority of primaries in the...read more
We’re delighted to announce that our recent application to SFP to start our journey towards the Silver Award has been successful! Food Durham’s Bronze SFP award recognised the breadth and strength of activity by all our partners across County Durham who are working...read more