In Brief

Herefordshire Food Links established an on-line and print directory of local food.

Project Description

The Herefordshire Food Links network was established following a research and mapping study into local food distribution, which we carried out with Sandwell in the West Midlands.  The study recommended that a local network be established to co-ordinate support for small and medium scale producers in the County.  With help from the Herefordshire Rivers Leader programme, Food Links established an on-line and print directory of local food of which over 10,000 free copies have been circulated.

As well as promoting local producers, publicising opportunites, organising a Fruit Fair in Hereford and supporting other initiatives such as the School Meals Steering Group, Food Links carried out a detailed study of all the local food related activity in the county, in order to inform the development of a Sustainable Food Strategy.

In 2013, an updated Food Links Directory was published in conjunction with Visit Herefordshire.

The Food Links network can be accessed online here.

The Foundation Team Supporting Food Links

Peter Norton

Project Sponsors