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- Bristol Local Food Directory: Find out where to change a pint of foreign lager for a local brew, get your weekly vegetables from just up the road and have your local cake and eat it too! Find farm shops, pubs, shops restaurants and cafes in your area. Share your favourite flavours of Bristol by writing a review.
- Bristol Markets: Bristol is host to a whole range of markets, from British-grown fruit and vegetables at affordable prices to luxury local delicacies. Support local producers and businesses and enjoy the best ingredients the region has to offer.
- Food Co-ops: Join forces with a few friends and set up a food co-op. By pooling your buying power you can get produce direct from farmers or wholesalers at prices you couldn’t get on your own. The Real Economy Co-operative has been set-up to make this process even easier, helping Bristolians to set up neighbourhood buying groups with a local organiser. The Real Economy are bringing the whole buying group process into the 21st century with online ordering from local producers, and purchasing using the Bristol Pound.
Local food delivered to your door
- Veg boxes: Find a local veg box scheme which delivers fresh, local, seasonal vegetables and fruit delivered to your door in a box. An easy way to bring local seasonal food to your plate, and find new flavours for your palate. Bristol has quite a few, including The Community Farm and Leigh Court, so you can keep it much more local than Riverford or Able & Cole.
- fresh-range.com A wide range of foods and drink sourced from dozens of food producers in Somerset, Gloucestershire, Dorset & Devon, delivered within hours of them arriving from the farmer, fisherman, maker or baker. By cutting out the middlemen, food can cost less, whilst producers can earn a far greater percentage of the retail price.
- Somerset Local Food Direct: An enormous range of fresh healthy food delivered to your home. You get to reduce the number of miles your food travels and you don’t even have to leave the house.
- The Story is an organic farm in the Chew Valley that provides meat boxes delivered to your door.
- Stream Farm is a local organic farm (35 miles away, near Bridgwater) who deliver into Bristol, usually with free delivery. Organic Pedigree Dexter Beef, Organic Pedigree Hampshire Down Lamb, Organic Devonshire Gold Chickens, Stream-fed Rainbow Trout, Organic Apple Juice, Still/Sparkling Spring Water.
- Other home delivery services for more than just fruit & veg
Community Supported Agriculture
- Get directly connected to local growers by Community Supported Agriculture and ensure that your food is produced in an ecological and sustainable way. A CSA allows you to make a commitment to a local grower with weekly, monthly or even annual payments, and in return receive a share of the harvest. There are often opportunities to volunteer, fun events and educational courses.
- Explore this map to find out where your local CSAs are, and how you can get involved.
- Local CSA-type projects include
Sims Hill Shared Harvest
The Community Farm
Local Medicine and other plants
- Urban Fringe: Learn more about the local healing history and properties of plants with events and courses through the year. The shop has a fully stocked herbal dispensary, and offers a range of treatments and therapies including herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage and reflexology.
- Botanical Inks: workshops in Bristol and South West on foraging for plants to create natural dyes for print making and textile dying
- Organic Blooms: an Iron Acton based social enterprise selling beautiful local cut flowers