Our network of initiatives
New report shows stubbornly low levels of veg consumption in the UK. One third of children eat less than one portion a day and gap between how much veg the richest and poorest people in the UK are eating continues to widen.
Doric for “Veg around the town”, Vegaroonitoon was designed as a social enterprise initiative which offers fruit and vegetable boxes to individuals and households in and around Aberdeen City.
For the third year running, Good Food Oxford are running their 'Switch Up Your Lunch' veg pledge, calling on Oxfordshire residents to eat a vegetarian or vegan lunch on 14 June to bEAT climate change.
Celebrities become evil veg in new TV advert to launch third year of ‘Eat Them To Defeat Them’ campaign
An army of warrior kids vows to vanquish a legion of evil vegetables in the brand new TV advert for ITV and Veg Power’s highly effective Eat Them To Defeat Them campaign.
Throughout National Smile Month there is a new campaign to raise awareness about the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme and how a healthy diet is important for a healthy smile.
In January 2020, Sustainable Food Places awarded 13 Veg Cities funding to help their campaigns. Due to Covid, many adapted campaign plans rather than redeploying their capacity entirely to respond to the food emergency. Sofia Parente, Sustainable Food Places Policy and Campaigns Coordinator looks at some of the achievements.
Covid has generated a new found interest in local food and growing our own but has also made access to fruit and vegetables harder for vulnerable groups. Food Durham has worked with various partners to promote veg growing activities, redistribute veg to those most in need and increase the uptake of Healthy Start.
Good Food Oxford produced a research report showing huge potential to convert land to horticulture in the County – over five times as much County Farm Estate land is used for horse pasture as for fruit and vegetable production.
Feed Leeds, the local food growers' network, are taking a leaf out of Aberdeen and other cities' books by encouraging experienced gardeners to Sow A Row Xtra to share and donate.
In 2020 Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, situated on the outskirts of Leeds, celebrated its 40 year anniversary. The market garden at the farm has been integral in producing fresh produce for families and providing a space for volunteers to weather the pandemic. We sat down with market gardeners, Ben and Luke, to reflect on the past year.