Return of the Food Festivals

Return of the Food Festivals

We’re delighted to see the return of County Durham’s two Food Festivals (subject to coronavirus restrictions), with Seaham Food Festival taking place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August followed by Bishop Auckland Food Festival in October, (dates tbc).  Food festivals...
Ox Close Farm Launches Direct Milk sales

Ox Close Farm Launches Direct Milk sales

Early in lockdown 2020, local dairy farmer Andrew Brass got in touch to find out more about selling milk direct to the public via vending machines.   With a bit of encouragement from us, and a lot of hard work from Andrew, County Durham’s first on-farm milk vending...
Community Good Food Network launched

Community Good Food Network launched

Community Food projects in the county have been coming together in the Food Durham Community Good Food Network to share experiences and to explore what ‘good food’ means in County Durham.  The sessions include speakers from local and national initiatives, made...
Emergency food at Christmas

Emergency food at Christmas

For all of us Christmas this year promises to be rather different than Christmases past and many people will be struggling to put food on the table. We find this year that the poorest communities have been hardest hit by the pandemic. To help people find emergency...
A lockdown Halloween

A lockdown Halloween

There is a good chance that Halloween 2020 will be a bit different from other years thanks to ‘you-know-what’.  That doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun or that the issues around Halloween and what happens to all those pumpkins have gone away....