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Incredible Edible Shropshire is a new project setting up to encourage community gardening and to help people have more access to locally grown healthy food. If you want to know where you can grow more food and want to get involved with community growing visit www.facebook.com/IncredibleEdibleShropshire   

FoodCycle
The idea is simple. Food retailers throw out millions of tons of edible food every year due to supply overstock. The aim of FoodCycle is to redirect this food so it can be used to cook nutritious meals for people in the local community that do not have access to healthy foods for a variety of reasons, such as lack of income or knowledge of healthy nutrition.
http://www.foodcycle.org.uk
FareShare Community Food Network, a national UK charity supporting communities to relieve food poverty and food waste. Promotes the message that ‘No Good Food Should Be Wasted’.
http://www.fareshare.org..uk
Love food, hate waste is a national campaign to help reduce food waste, this is backed by the waste Department of Shropshire Council. www.lovefoodhatewaste.com

Eat the Seasons - A useful website with information and recipes for buying and eating food in season. www.eattheseasons.co.uk

Fish
Stocks of fish are low, world wide, due to overfishing, so check you are not eating at-risk fish. Fish farms, (fishes living in cages!) create pollution in rivers, seas, and lochs. Fishing practices and nets kill large numbers of seals, whales, dolphins, porpoises and albatrosses. The Marine Stewardship Council gives accreditation to sustainable and well managed fisheries.  www.msc.org
See www.fishfight.net   for Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's campaign against waste in the fishing industry, and for more ethical fishing practices.

Greenpeacewww.greenpeace.org.uk/fishfight  is also very actively campaigning against the needless destruction and wastage of fish, due to unsustainable fishing methods.
You can order a free copy of 'The Pocket Good Fish Guide' from the Marine Conservation Society by e-mailing info@mscuk.org all fish-eaters should have it!
See the film 'The End of the Line' – a film about dwindling world stocks of sea food www.endoftheline.org  
 

Farmers Markets in Shropshire - are held at Bishops Castle, Craven Arms, Harper Adams, Ironbridge, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Much Wenlock,Oswestry, Shifnal and Whitchurch.  Shrewsbury's Farmers' Market is on the 1st Friday of the month (but 2nd Fri in Sept) in The Square.
Eat Shrewsbury -   www.eatShrewsbury.co.uk   - provides independent reviews and an interactive food map of Shrewsbury and the surrounding area. It shows you where to find farm shops, delicatessens, restaurants, sandwich shops, fishmongers, box schemes, farmers markets and more.
Heart of England Fine Food - Regional food group for the west midlands, working with food growers, producers and suppliers. Based in Shrewsbury. www.heff.co.uk 
The Slow Food Movement  celebrate quality and flavour in food  www.slowfoodludlow.org.uk

Permaculture
An ecological food growing system  www.permaculture.org.uk/default.asp

FOR INSPIRATION ABOUT WHAT THE COMMUNITY OF TODMORDEN HAS DONE WITH FOOD GROWING, SELLING AND EATING, LOOK AT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk

Best practice from an enterprise in Wakefield, Yorkshire:-
The ABLE Project  www.theableproject.org.uk is a not for profit company supporting social inclusion by providing guidance, training and employment opportunities to disadvantaged young people and offenders through its core activities of sustainable local food production and regenerating a former landfill site.
Other friends of the earth food websites:-
Bristol Foe    www.bristollocalfood.co.uk
Wycombe Foe   www.food-on-our-doorstep.co.uk

 

Appleyards

Town centre Delicatessen with lots of locally produced  and other unusual foods and beers. 

High Street
also in Market hall
01743 240180

Bread and Loaf

Artisan Bakery in the heart of Shrewsbury.

Open Thurs. Fri. Sat. from 10-00 a.m

7 Castle Gates
01743247257

Coffee Grounds

You can ask Starbucks, and now, Ginger and Co Coffee in Princess St. for theirs, to take home to add to compost. Also said to be a good slug repellant in small quantities!  Ask other cafes, to encourage composting!

You can also grow oyster mushrooms on old coffee grounds

 

Entertaining Elephants

Wholefoods and local breads. Fair trade rugs and goods

Church Stretton
01694 723922

fairtrade town Shrewsbury

Group who encourage fair trade in Shrewsbury. (Buy itemsfrom stall in Market Hall). Any retail or catering outlet selling 4 or more products may notify the group to maintain the 'Fairtrade' logo.

Contacts: Ken and Meriel Chippindale
a.chippindale591@btinternet.com
 

01743 365591

Fordhall Farm

A small but beautiful organic farm in Shropshire owned by 8000 people! England's first community-owned farm.

 Arthur's Farm Kitchen serves  Full English or a hot lunch; all ingredients are sourced organically or locally. 
......... even their food waste is composted on site.

 

Market Drayton
01630 638696 office / 01630 317531 shop

Good Life Coffee Shop & Restaurant

Healthy, nutritious environmentally friendly food. Take-away & party food available too.

Find : Goodlife Facebook
 

Barracks Passage (off Wyle Cop)
01743 350455

Great Ness Oil

    
Locally grown, rapeseed oil to buy online or locally, different flavours. Lots of stockists, or from Moor Farm Shop, which has a tea shop and sells meat and vegs. 

Moor Farm Shop,
Baschurch
01939 262632

Incredible Edible Todmorden

This positive and imaginative community effort into growing fruit flowers and veg, all over the town, started in 2008, and aims to increase the amount of local food grown and eaten. Local businesses, schools, farmers and the whole community are all involved, school children are even growing greens in the graveyard near their school. So. learning, growing eating and sharing all going on in an ad hoc way - this has inspired communities all over the world.

 

 

Todmorden,

Smiling Tree Farm

Produce Raw Milk and Beef from 100% grass-fed animals.

Chapel Lawn
Bucknell, Shropshire

Soil Association

Promotes organic principles. Runs certification scheme for growers and suppliers.
 

The Real Milk co

Raw milk, and other dairy products, direct from the farmer....Free range cows.....Longnor nr. Shrewsbury

Frodesley Lane
01743 627788