One way to reduce our carbon footprint is to source food locally, grow our own and eat foods that are in season. Why not:
- Visit a local Farmer’s market to source food direct from local suppliers. Local ones include:
Little Chalfont Farmer’s market – 2nd Saturday of each month
Beaconsfield Farmer’s market – 4th Saturday of each month
For details of these and others in the area, go to: http://www.local-food.net/BucksAndMK/farmersmarkets.asp
- Visit Amersham Country Market
Every Friday 8.30 to 11.30 in Amersham Free Church Hall, Sycamore Corner, Woodside Road, Amersham on the Hill.
More details> Amersham Country Market
- Purchase food from local shops which stock local produce
- Purchase and eat seasonal foods - see www.eatseasonably.co.uk for what food is in season and ideas on how to eat it.
The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire Food Group are a social enterprise whose mission is to promote the production and consumption of locally produced foods. There are many local food suppliers around Amersham – see the BBO Food Group’s website for details: http://www.local-food.net/
The Local Action on Food Network is a new national food network to link together all people and projects from across the UK that are committed to working towards a more local and sustainable food system. The network works with farmers, food growers, community food projects, food businesses, local authorities and food producers from across the country. They have a number of ideas to support local sourcing of food, including ‘How to Build your own Sustainable Food Hub’, which we will be considering further as Amersham in Transition evolves.