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7 principles of sustainable food
People and businesses adopting a sustainable approach to food may want to

1. Use local, seasonally available ingredients as standard, to minimise energy used in food production, transport and storage.
2. Specify food from farming systems that minimise harm to the environment, such as certified organic produce.
3. Limit foods of animal origin (meat, dairy products and eggs) served, as livestock farming is one of the most significant contributors to climate change, and promote meals rich in fruit, vegetables, pulses, wholegrains and nuts. Ensure that meat, dairy products and eggs are produced to high environmental and animal welfare standards.
4. Exclude fish species identified as most 'at risk' by the Marine Conservation Society, and choose fish only from sustainable sources - such as those accredited by the Marine Stewardship Council.
5. Choose Fairtrade-certified products for foods and drinks imported from poorer countries, to ensure a fair deal for disadvantaged producers.
6. Avoid bottled water and instead serve plain or filtered tap water in reusable jugs or bottles, to minimise transport and packaging waste.
7. Promote health and well-being by cooking with generous portions of vegetables, fruit and starchy staples like wholegrains, cutting down on salt, fats and oils, and cutting out artificial additives.
http://www.sustainweb.org/sustainablefood/

Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG,) at Walford College, promotes the integration of conservation & agriculture www.fwag.org.uk

Compassion in World Farming -Campaigns to end cruel factory farming, founded on scientific fact. www.ciwf.org.uk

To recycle farm plastics and agricultural waste, contact Agri.cycle Shropshire, Beam House, Montford Bridge, SY4.1EP. (Also shotgun cartridges, bailer twine and used spiral shelters and guards for young trees).
Ches and Son,of Wem, www.chesandsonrecycling.com  will charge to collect or receive from farms-  drums,buckets, bulk bags, sileage plastic, polythene and string.
 

 

Broomhill Farm

Free-range geese, no routine use of antibiotics, 
 

Nesscliffe

Churncote Farm Shop

 Home produced lamb and pork, local beef. Fresh fruit and free-range eggs, cakes, pickles, preserves.
 

Welshpool Rd, Bicton Heath
01743 850273

Clun Valley Organics

Produce locally reared organic meat and some veg.

Also offers Educational tours and activities in The Bales classroom
 

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

Home Farm Attingham

Working Organic Farm, sells Jersey Organic Ice Cream. (attached to Attingham Park)

01743 709243

Home Farm,Condover

Free range turkeys, no routine use of antibiotics.
 

Condover
01743 872864

Hopesay Glebe Farm

organic fruit and veg, eggs and honey in Shrewsbury Market Hall.    At the Farm there is a  tea room (prior contact is advisable) next to The Shropshire Way long distance path!.

 

Craven Arms
01588 660 737

Martin Peck

Award-winning organic meat raised on certified Soil Association farm.
 

Oswestry,
01691 870322

Organic Farmers & Growers CIC

Carries out the inspection and licensing of organic farming and food producers across the UK.
 

01939 291800

Pimhill Organic Farm

Long-standing organic farm; specialise in organic flour and oats. (sold at Christopher’s and Snapdragon )
 

PLASTIC FARM WASTE

Agri-cycle Shropshire - for plastic farm and agricultural waste -  recycling of cartridges, bailer twine, used spiral shelters and guards for young trees .

Montford Bridge

R F & M D Vaughan


Naturally grown potatoes (without chemicals) and free range eggs.

Benthall Farm
01743 850343

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.
 

Sustain

Alliance for better food and farming.
 

The Pantry at Manor Farm

An on-line shop for local,organic food.

Also Wackley Brook an organic small holding near Wem

The Real Milk co

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

Frodesley Lane
01743 627788