Local food networks

Local food networks seek to ensure that food is grown and processed as close as possible to those who are going to eat it.

It is linked to the rejection of food production by large corporations in favour of diverse small-scale producers. Local food networks seek to create communities of producers and consumers of local food and to support local food initiatives. Such initiatives include farmers' markets, local bakeries and butchers, CSA and box schemes, city farms and allotments, and the encouraging of local sourcing of food in pubs and restaurants.

At Glenthorne Allotments, Ellen works on her and Andrew's plot, netting brassicas. Photo: philip_talmage on Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0