Bristol Food Producers is Community Benefit Society and a dynamic network of food producers in Bristol and beyond.  We are a cooperative, producer-led umbrella organisation that brings together people involved in local food production and distribution.  We represent each other’s mutual interests, devise ways of overcoming obstacles, create and seize new opportunities for everyone involved in growing, selling, processing and distributing local food.

Bristol Food Producers aim to support and increase local food production. This allows us to put local food back into the heart of the city and make it more resilient. Increasing food production means increasing the number of diverse and viable small enterprises as well as helping existing business to grow sustainably and efficiently.

Our origins lie in a number of meetings over the past few years, since the Who Feeds Bristol? report was published in 2011. In particular we are inspired by the need to “scale-up local food production” to support a thriving local food economy. Our work is underpinned by the values of the Bristol Good Food Charter and in turn contributes to a number of strands in Bristol’s Good Food Action Plan 2015-18.

“Within the next five years Bristol will become known as a leading sustainable food city, widely celebrated for its innovative network of urban food producers making effective use of a wide range of sites and innovative approaches.” Mayor George Ferguson, ‘A Vision for Bristol’

Bristol Food Producers Network Limited is a Community Benefit Society (Registration number: 7341) that was established with a Green Capital Strategic Grant in 2015 with 12 founding producer partners and 7 strategic partners, and is growing steadily.

 

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What we do

What do we do and why? Let’s ask our members?     Since our launch in 2015, our strands of work have stretched across a … Read more What we do

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Our Members

Producers within 10 miles of Bristol Producers between 10 and 50 miles of Bristol Starter Producer Distributors Strategic supporters from the Third Sector Strategic … Read more Our Members

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Meet the team

  Coordinator: Steph Wetherell (The Locavore) Founder: Bonnie Hewson (Beacon Farms) Board of Directors Bristol Food Producers is governed by a voluntary board of directors who … Read more Meet the team

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Acknowledgements

Funders       We are part of the Bristol 2015 European Green Capital and received a Strategic Fund grant  from March 2015 to March … Read more Acknowledgements

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