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Shropshire Good Food Partnership has been awarded £13,112 from the DEFRA Farming in Protected Landscapes programme.

This generous grant will help support our ongoing work with farmers in the

Shropshire Hills National Landscape.

The core part of our project is the Shropshire Good Food Trail, which has been

created to showcase the incredible ‘food web’ across the county. It’s a celebration

of those who Make, Grow, Sell or Serve Good Food and the abundance of our

landscape. It will support local producers, create awareness of the true value of food

through highlighting local supply chains, and contribute to the area being recognized as

an agri-tourism destination for foodies with a focus on sustainability.

The Shropshire Good Food Trail runs from July 20th to August 31st 2024. A launch event

will take place at Crow Leasow near Ludlow on July 20th, which will feature a farm tour

with various talks on different parts of the farm’s agro-ecological transition, as well as

food producers and local vendors.

To amplify the voice of farming in the County, we will be celebrating the abundance and

diversity of food produced in the Shropshire Hills through ‘Our Food Stories’ on social

media. This will help to increase visibility of the local food system and its role in the

cultural identity and rural heritage of the Shropshire Hills and its future as a resilient

and sustainable food landscape, as told by its farming community.

We’re keen to tell the wider stories about how the Shropshire Good Food Partnership and our members are supporting and connecting the dots across Shropshire’s food system through

various activities. Our new Schools Food Web programme is one exciting example. We

seek to develop connections that can be self-sustaining and carry on the momentum of

the work and message of local, sustainably produced food for a resilient food system.

The Marches Real Food & Farming Convergence is one of these key activities, which will

take place in October 2024, building on the success of the Conference last year at Linley

Estate. It will bring inspiring speakers together and create space for sharing experiences

between participants.

Please keep watching out for updates on these projects and initiatives through our

newsletters, blog and social media channels. SGFP staff and members will be at

numerous events over the course of the summer and we love nothing more than talking

all things food and farming in Shropshire and the Marches.

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