Good Food Charter
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Shropshire Council has involvement in, and responsibilities for a wide range of activity.
The Good Food Charter gives the council the opportunity to pledge to work towards a better food system through these activities.
In July 2019, the Council declared a climate emergency and committed to ensure its activities and operations are carbon neutral by 2030. A commitment was also made to remove single-use plastics from the Council's operations and activities, replacing them with sustainable alternatives, by the end of the current administration in 2023. The two parts of the motion agreed at Full Council are inextricably linked, as 99% of plastics cause climate change, therefore the Council has committed to addressing these issues in a holistic way.
The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) covers almost a quarter of Shropshire. It's a living landscape, loved by locals and visitors alike for its quality of environment, rich history, and for walking, relaxation and inspiration.
Come discover what’s special about the Shropshire Hills, ideas for enjoying and exploring, and the work being carried out to look after the AONB and promote its qualities.
Specialist Land Based, Agri-Business and Animal/Veterinary Sciences University. Leading specialist university tackling the future development of our planet's food production, processing, animal sciences, engineering, land management, environmental management and sustainable business.
Be a better fish Ltd
Local business coaching and mentoring for sole-traders, small businesses and community ventures in the Oswestry area.
Fordhall Organic Farm, in Market Drayton, north Shropshire, is England’s first community-owned farm following a high profile campaign in 2006. At the time over 8,000 people across the world supported siblings Charlotte and Ben Hollins to save their family home. Now owned by the community and farmed by Ben Hollins, Fordhall is a wonderful example of community spirit and real organic farming.
Slow Food envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet. We work to promote the greater enjoyment of food through a better understanding of its taste, quality and production.
Our vision is for a happy, hospitable, compassionate and just community which helps people help themselves, and our mission is to provide a more effective community process for achieving this vision. We do this by creating a network of volunteers which works with agencies, charitable organisations, local businesses and churches, to identify and provide relief to people in need and find community building solutions in Ludlow and the surrounding villages in South Shropshire.
Augernik Fruit Farm grows organic soft and top fruit and nuts near Clee Hill.
Babbinswood Farm is place of many farmers, growers, cooks and passionate people wanting to tread lightly on the planet. The farm is organic and we manage the land holistically which means soil building is our number 1 priority.
At the heart of OsNosh is a desire and intent to make nutritious, tasty and locally grown food available to everyone in our community. Our work focusses on reducing food waste, tackling food poverty and reducing environmental impact, and we work to educate, feed and support people of all ages. In establishing our Hub at The Centre in Oswestry, we have created a convenient and accessible meeting/contact point for local people wanting to learn more about healthy food; how to source it, grow it, cook it and enjoy it.
Treflach Farm is a family run farm since 1904. We practise permaculture to raise free-range animals and care for the environment. We operate an on-farm butchery for fresh meat and a bakery making veggie and free-range #tastypies. Click and collect or we can deliver. We also supply businesses, contact us for more info. We offer wild camping and seasonal glamping at the Farm. Finally we offer therapeutic projects for children and young adults encompassing animal care, horticulture environmental and land management projects.
Our characterful speciality coffee is ethically sourced from sustainable, eco-conscious growers from around the world. With an adventurous range of blends and single origins, our beans are the perfect choice for cultured coffee drinkers who appreciate something different. Sales of our coffee help support the creative community through our Art + Industry Programme.
We promote local food production within 30 miles of Ludlow, our aim is to reduce the environmental cost of food production and support the local economy. We organise a regular farmers market and run a cafe /shop in Ludlow. With any operational surplus we run educational activities for young people.
We are Liam and Alice, locals to the Shropshire/Welsh borders. In 2017 we began setting up our smallholding on a seven acre parcel of bare land in the Shropshire Hills, with a view to create a low impact way of living for ourselves, whilst also creating a viable business. We grow a variety of fruit and vegetables on a half acre site, along with producing our own lamb and free range eggs.
Organic farm with rare breed Hereford cattle, Clun and Kerry sheep and a small cider orchard. 150 acre traditional farm, County Wildlife site with ancient hay meadows and traditional farm buildings.
An alliance of organisations from across Shropshire, we work to tackle the root causes of food poverty in Shropshire whilst also supporting crisis provision throughout the county.
Our ethos is to connect people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills. We do this by offering a range of events, courses and workshops aimed at showcasing our food heritage.
Our café sells a range of local, seasonal dishes.
We believe in making fresh veg available and accessible to our community, and supporting the health and wellbeing of our town. We believe that small-scale regenerative agriculture is the way forward.
MGL is a not-for-profit group based in Shropshire. It works to strengthen a local food system in which more people eat more locally produced food. MGL is one practical response to the climate and environmental emergencies.
Ludlow Food Festival was established in 1995 to promote the quality independent food and drink producers of the Marches region. It was the first event of its kind and continues to push the agenda on food issues today. Ludlow Food Festival is the highlight of the year for many producers and visitors, who come together to share in the bounty of our local food culture over 3 food-filled days in September - with live chef demonstrations, talks, tastings and interactive workshops.
Small scale market garden and bakery supplying veg boxes and sourdough bread to the local community.
A classic delicatessen offering day-to-day staples as well as those hard to find items for a special meal. Everything packaged on site is in compostable/biodegradable bags/pots/cups.
Wesley's - cafe in Ludlow Methodist Church, staffed by local volunteers, serving the community and visitors with quality home-made food using local suppliers and Fairtrade drinks (where possible). We recycle and use recycled all we can, avoid food waste and single use plastic. We constantly aim to reduce our carbon footprint.
Natural wine bar and shop in Shrewsbury offering small plates of locally produced or sourced food inspired by food production around the world, specialising in locally made cheeses,, salumi and pickles
Permaculture and Cultural Emergence education centre near Ludlow.
"Our big vision is for an abundant and fair world where Earth and people are treated with respect. Our mission (i.e. our positive steps to reach this big vision) is to provide inspiration, motivation and tools to enable people to be proactive in growing the ethics of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Shares."
We are a small-scale market garden, producing a range of veg using organic and biodynamic methods. We share this organic certified site near the Welsh border with a flower grower, heritage fruit tree nursery and orchard, and several bee hives!
The Ginger and Spice Festival celebrates the culinary heritage and history of the rural Shropshire town of Market Drayton - famous for a revered local gingerbread. It supports, promotes and champions local growers, makers, traders and their communities in an annual street and floating market, plus other fringe events. It takes place annually in September around harvest time.
Ludlow 21 is a local voluntary group established in 1998 to promote sustainable living in the Ludlow area within a fair and just global society.
We are an independent body with no political or council ties.
Shropshire Climate Action Partnership is being established to coordinate a collaborative Shropshire-wide community response to the climate and ecological crisis and oversee the creation of a Zero Carbon Shropshire Plan (ZCSP) that provides an adequate response to the emergency.
Transition Telford began in June 2012 and over the years we have engaged in several different projects, mainly around the the themes of energy, textiles and growing food.
We are a small family vineyard located in Colemere, North Shropshire. The vineyard was planted by hand 6 years ago in 2014. We now have our range of wines in the online shop and ready to sell!
Ludlow is a Fairtrade town, which means that as a town we’re committed to promoting ethical and fair trade in Ludlow.
We believe that a critically important way to help people in developing countries to improve their standard of living is through trading fairly, giving small scale farmers and artisans a fair price for the goods they produce and enabling them to improve community facilities such as schools and hospitals.
The Bridges pub is situated in the heart of the Shropshire hills . Nestled between the Longmynd and Stiperstones. We are family owned and run. Our priority is to serve homegrown, locally sourced food and drink to our local community and wider area.