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