SIGN UP to the Local Food Pledge online, by email or over the phone
All pledgers who complete the Local Food challenge and return their pledge diaries to LESS by the 27th November will be entered into a free prize draw for a £30 local food hamper. So, get pledging! You can sign up to the Local Food Pledge online here or by emailing [email protected] You could also phone 01524 66100 and one of our GOLFE team will either post you the initial form or fill it in over the phone. To find out more about LESS and the GOLFE project please visit www.lessuk.org, phone 01524 66100 and like ‘Growing Our Local Food Economy – GOLFE Lancaster’ on Facebook.
Could you source 30% of your produce locally for three months and support local food businesses by taking the food pledge?
Food in the Lancaster District
LESS’s Growing Our Local Food Economy (GOLFE) project is challenging people working and living within Lancaster District to take the Local Food Pledge. The aim of the challenge: To encourage participants to directly spend 30% of their weekly grocery budget on local produce, bought from local independent food outlets based in Lancaster District.
From novices to local food champions, the food pledge is designed to support anyone and everyone in learning about local food and where to source it.
Anna Clayton, Local Food Project Officer at LESS stated: “The Local Food Pledge is a great opportunity to learn about and taste the amazing array of food on offer in Lancaster District, with the support of our friendly team! Pledgers will learn where they can buy and access affordable local food in the Lancaster and Morecambe area, and through taking the pledge, will act on reducing the miles taken for food to travel to their dinner plates. By spending 30% of their grocery budget on local food, pledgers will directly support the vibrancy of our local economy – by reducing the money leaks associated with spending money at large multinational supermarket chains. The pledge will also highlight where ‘fairly traded’ food can be bought, that has taken account of worker, animal and environmental rights.”
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Emily Heath, one of the first 35 Local Food Pledgers commented:
“I’ve completed three weeks of the Local Food Pledge and it has been exciting to see how easy it is to buy more than half of my food from independent local businesses. I haven’t got a car so I tend to shop ‘little and often’, and I’m a big fan of farms that deliver to your door!”
“I order from Growing With Nature, based in Pilling, who have recently introduced a new online ordering system so you can select what you want your fruit and veg box to contain!” (s.coop/1wmac)
“I get my milk and orange juice delivered in reusable glass bottles by R&J Dairy Ltd – a small local family-run business based in Heysham. They deliver all kinds of dairy and non-dairy products (including organic milk, goats’ milk, soya milk, yogurt, cheese, various drinks, potatoes, meat, etc.)”
“If you haven’t taken the local food pledge plunge yet, why not give it a go?”