Aims & Objectives:
The Local Good Food Alliance works across Dunbar, East Linton and surrounding villages to help shape a food system that is better for the planet, better for people and better for producers.
- To establish a collaborative relationship between a farm/local food growers, retailers and local consumers so that the growers have a guaranteed market for their produce and consumers know where and how their food is grown and invest in food production.
- To reduce food waste that growers produce and deliver what the consumers want
Land owners, community owned businesses, consumers and partners of the Local Good Food Alliance (LGFA).
There are currently 50+ members in the LGFA network.http://bit.ly/LocalGoodFoodAlliance
The primary beneficiaries of this project are:
- CSA growers who are assured of a stable and secure income and a close connection with their consumers in the community.
- CSA consumers who benefit by eating fresh healthy local food, feeling more connected to the land where their food is grown and learning new skills, presenting opportunities for employment
It will also deliver indirect benefits by:
- Improving land sustainability by means of regenerative farming
- Increasing opportunities for learning, upskilling and employment
- Actively increasing biodiversity
- Supporting the growth and sustainability of community owned business
- Reducing food miles; promoting eating local
- Improving health by eating seasonal organic produce
How did the project evolve and evidence for further development