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.
Community organisations and individuals are invited to put plans in place to take part in Sustainable Food Places' Day of Celebration and Action on Food and Climate on Wednesday 29 September 2021. The day all about highlighting the role that ordinary people can play...read more
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this event. The theme was linking community growing with community food provision and we heard from some fantastic projects who shared some of the approaches and challenges they've experienced. You can watch the video here...read more
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