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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   

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.
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’.
Love food, hate waste is a national campaign to help reduce food waste, this is backed by the waste Department of Shropshire Council.

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

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.
See   for Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's campaign against waste in the fishing industry, and for more ethical fishing practices.  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 all fish-eaters should have it!
See the film 'The End of the Line' – a film about dwindling world stocks of sea food  

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 -   - 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. 
The Slow Food Movement  celebrate quality and flavour in food

An ecological food growing system


Best practice from an enterprise in Wakefield, Yorkshire:-
The ABLE Project 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
Wycombe Foe



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

High Street
also in Market hall
01743 240180


Tea and Coffee merchant., sells both in loose form and will refill into own container and/or original bag with a 10pdiscount 

8A St. Marys Place
01743 367598

Bread and Loaf

Artisan Bakery in the heart of Shrewsbury.

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

7 Castle Gates

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 items from stall in Market Hall). Any retail or catering outlet selling 4 or more products may notify the group to maintain the 'Fairtrade' logo.

Contacts: Meriel Chippindale

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,
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.




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