FOOD AND FARMING

Food is a major factor in human health and farming is integral to Herefordshire. Better food and farming policies and practices can enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity.

Campaign For The Farmed Environment

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The Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) is encouraging farmers and land managers across England to protect and enhance the environmental value of farmland, through measures that sit alongside productive agriculture.
www.cfeonline.org.uk/home

Catchment Sensitive Farming

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Catchment Sensitive Farming delivers practical solutions and targeted support to enable farmers and land managers to take voluntary action to reduce diffuse water pollution from agriculture to protect water bodies and the environment
www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/farming/csf/default.aspx

Childrens Food Trust

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The national charity protecting every child's right to eat better and, so, to do better. Our vision is that all children have the balanced diet, cooking skills and food education they need for good health and to reach their potential.
www.childrensfoodtrust.org.uk/school-feast

Colwall Orchard Group

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<p>Colwall Orchard Group is a small charity that conserves traditional orchards. Our volunteers: run seasonal events celebrating our orchard heritage e.g. Apple Day, a Mistletoe Fair and Wassailing; teach and help people how to look after traditional orchards; encourage everyone to enjoy sustainable local orchard produce; are creating a community orchard at Colwall Village Garden; have fun! We sell locally sourced fruit, apple juice and preserves and offer services such as garden fruit tree pruning, tree sales, kit loans etc. We use all the money raised from sales and events to conserve traditional orchards.Charges: Subscription &pound;6. Others Services individually priced</p>
www.colwallorchardgroup.org

Country Land and Business Association

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The CLA gives members access to free, independent and impartial advice on a wide range of issues from its own professional advisory team
www.cla.org.uk

CPRE Mapping Local Food Webs Toolkit

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Mapping your local 'food web' - the connections between producers, retailers and consumers highlights its importance for your local economy, landscape and community. The new toolkit provides all the materials and guidance you will need for a successful project.
www.cpre.org.uk/resources/farming-and-food/local-foods/item/3076-mapping-local-food-webs-toolkit

Fair-Trade Foundation

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The Fairtrade Foundation is the independent non-profit organisation that licenses use of the Fairtrade Mark on products in the UK in accordance with internationally agreed Fairtrade standards.
www.fairtrade.org.uk

Federation Of City Farms and Community Gardens

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The Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens supports, represents and promotes community-managed farms and gardens across the UK.
www.farmgarden.org.uk

Food Climate Research Network

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A leading source of policy relevant, integrative knowledge into food systems and climate change.
www.fcrn.org.uk

Food Co-Ops

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Information on where to find and set up and local food co -ops.
www.sustainweb.org/foodcoops/

Growing Local Is Going Local CIC

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Growing Local supplies deliciously fresh and seasonal fruit and vegetables delivered in easy-to-carry jute bags to your local school or directly to your door. All produce is grown within 20 miles of Hereford. Please see website for produce details and delivery locations. All profits are used to support food related educational projects with participating schools at the ‘Growing Local Allotment and African Garden’ at Court Farm Tillington, HR4 8LG
www.growinglocal.org.uk

Hereford Seed Swap

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Run the annual seed swap event offering free seeds and plants to the public and to gardening organisations, community groups, school gardens etc. Stalls available at the event for sales / publicity related to gardening
www.swapseeds.org.uk

Herefordshire Farmers Market Association

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Farmers Markets throughout Herefordshire: Hereford City – weekly every Thursday and first Sat of month. Located in the heart of the central shopping area – High Town; Ross-on-Wye – the 1st Fri of the month. Located at the Market Hall. Leominster – The 2nd Sat of the month. Located in the centre of the market town – Corn Square. Ledbury – 4th Friday of the month. Located at the Market Hall.
www.hfmg.org

Herefordshire Foodlinks

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Formed in 2006 HFL is a network of food and drink producers, processors, retailers, hotels and restaurants and anyone else in the county with an interest in local food. HFL publishes an on-line directory of local food and supports this with a printed Food and Drink Guide. HFL’s main purpose is to reduce food miles, encourage sustainable land management, and support the local economy by connecting, supporting and promoting small to medium food and drink producers and enterprises . Membership is free. It has a mailing list of over 300 members (in 2013). Charges: No charge to be a member and for a web listing – Charges apply for advertising in the printed guide (published in partnership with Visit Herefordshire)
www.herefordshirefoodlinks.org.uk

Herefordshire Rural Hub

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Herefordshire Rural Hub is a business support organisation which is led by farm and rural businesses across Herefordshire. Established in September 2004 the Hub has grown from strength to strength and now has a membership of over 1,000 rural businesses. Membership is free.
www.ruralhubspartnership.co.uk/herefordshire

Landshare

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Landshare brings together people who have a passion for home-grown food, connecting those who have land to share with those who need land for cultivating food
www.landshare.net/

Ledbury Food Group

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The Ledbury Food Group promotes the wonderful fresh locally produced food and drink available in Ledbury and its neighbourhood. Includes food map showing local producers, suppliers and retailers classified according to the types of food or drink they produce or sell.
www.ledburyfoodgroup.org

Linking Environment and Farming

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The leading organisation promoting sustainable food and farming. We build public understanding of food and farming in a number of ways. These include Open Farm Sunday and year round farm visits to our national network of Demonstration Farms.
www.leafuk.org/leaf/home.eb

Making Local Food Work

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We help people to take ownership of their food and where it comes from by providing advice and support to community food enterprises across England
www.makinglocalfoodwork

National Allotment Society

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The National Allotment Society (NSALG) is the leading national organisation upholding the interests and rights of the allotment community across the UK. We work with government at national and local levels, other organisations and landlords to provide, promote and preserve allotments for all.
www.nsalg.org.uk

National Farmers Union

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The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its Farmer and Grower members.
www.nfuonline.com

Orchard Network Of Excellence (ONE)

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The network is a membership organisation, which offers grower’s access to support and knowledge share knowledge to improve Britain’s commercial Cider and Perry Orchards. Benefits include training and events, networking with industry experts, sharing experiences with other growers and access to key information and best practice ‘Hints and Tips’. The network is part funded by the NACM and hosted by the Bulmer Foundation.

Permaculture Association

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The Permaculture Association is the national charity that supports people to learn about and use permaculture
www.permaculture.org.uk

Royal Agricultural Society Of England

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Committed to communicating ground breaking technology for the benefit of agriculture, the Royal Agricultural Society of England has established the "Innovation for Agriculture" initiative
www.rase.org.uk

Sir Grow A Lot

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The Sir Grow-A-Lot project is located at the Model Farm, Hildersley; within easy walking distance of Ross-on-Wye. The aim of Sir Grow-A-Lot is to give the people of Ross-on-Wye the opportunity to grow food and share the harvest.
www.enviroability.org.uk/About?Code=NA

Soil Association

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The UK's leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use
www.soilassociation.org

Sustain

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The alliance for better food and farming advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity. We represent around 100 national public interest organisations working at international, national, regional and local level.
www.sustainweb.org/about

What'S In Your Back Yard

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Interactive maps to find out more about the environment where you live
www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure

Womens' Food and Farming Union

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The primary aim of the WFU is to link producer and consumer and this is achieved by women working together with a common aim
www.wfu.org.uk