Local to Ludlow
Ludlow 21 Food and Farming Group have created this site to support the objectives of the Rio Earth Summit which set the Agenda for achieving sustainability in the 21st century. The Local to Ludlow web site promotes the wide range of quality food and drink grown, reared, baked, or processed by small-scale producers within 30 miles of Ludlow. Their products are available in Ludlow’s independent shops, at the monthly Local Produce Market and direct from producers.
The Soil Association – The Soil Association is the UK’s leading campaigning and certification organisation for organic food and farming. It was founded in 1946 by a group of farmers, scientists and nutritionists who observed a direct connection between farming practice and plant, animal, human and environmental health.
Garden Organic – Garden Organic is the working name of the Henry Doubleday Research Association (HDRA). They are a registered charity, and Europe’s largest organic membership organisation. They are dedicated to researching and promoting organic gardening, farming and food.
Slow Food Marches – The local convivium is the grassroots heart of Slow Food. It organises a variety of events such as tastings, dinners with a particular theme, and visits to places of food and drink interest. Education is an important purpose for a convivium – whether it be organising initiatives in schools, such as the school gardens project, or educating people about real food with taste! The convivium collects information about regional food and drink, whether it be good shops or restaurants, or food and drink products under threat – and passes on this information to Slow Food members worldwide. Conviviality and enjoying yourself are essential features of Slow Food membership!