Sutton Food Forum is open to anyone with an interest in promoting and developing local, sustainable, healthy food within the London Borough of Sutton. Together its members work together for a more equitable, sustainable, fairer food system for Sutton, providing access to food that is healthy for people and the planet. The forum promotes Local and Sustainable Food within the borough, working collaboratively on local and sustainable food issues and campaigns.
Sutton Food Forum is not delivering action itself, but the partners on the forum are delivering the following:
Carshalton Community Allotment: half an acre of shared allotment space with regular drop in sessions open to all for informal learning, therapeutic gardening and shared harvest.
Sutton Community Farm: a community-owned social enterprise engaging local people in growing food and selling veg bags.
Wallington Farmers’ Market: held on the first Saturday of every month, the market was established in 1999 and still going strong.
Food Growing Training: a range of one day workshops as well as a six week food growing course taught by local tutors, including the ‘Beanstalk Project’ which delivers family learning sessions through the year and School lessons on food growing and healthy eating.
Sutton Food Bank: provides free emergency food to people in crisis.
Sutton Council: includes sustainable and local food in their One Planet Sutton action plan, and sustainable food criteria in their school catering contract and healthy food projects.
A draft food strategy is currently being developed.
There is a Local and Sustainable Food Action Plan as part of the boroughs One Planet Sutton targets. This is a Sutton Council owned document, with delivery being led by members of the Food Forum.
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