Where You Shop:
As an individual you can have a big effect effect on business in the way you shop to encourage the production of good local food.
Take the time to seek out local sources from farm shops, local growers, producers of eggs and honey; even local beer!
If you know of a local source which is not on our food map - let us know!
As we continue to get Incredible Edible North Hampshire off the ground we shall be putting a particular effort into the food map.
Where You Eat:
As an individual you can also have a big effect by asking restaurants, pubs and wine bars you visit which food on the menu is locally sourced.
Again, if you know of a local place to eat out which source food locally; let us know so we can add it to the map.
The more people ask for local food, the more it WILL be provided.
Where You Work:
Incredible Edible offers a way for businesses to engage with and support their local community, increase local learning skills and encourage local businesses.
Incredible Edible can play a significant part in Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) programs.
Potential Opportunities Include:
- Supporting the local economy by sourcing food for canteens and kitchens from vegetables and livestock which are grown and reared within a 30 mile radius.
- Providing community raised beds at the company premises for employees to grow food.
- Sponsoring the provision of workshops, seminars and courses in food production, cookery and nutrition through schools, colleges and community centres.
- Sponsoring the provision of community raised beds in public spaces with the possibility of advertising sponsorship logos.
- Providing facilities at the company site for employees to keep chickens or bees.
- Sponsoring the planting of community orchards in public spaces with the possibility of advertising sponsorship logos.
- Sponsoring the provision of community raised beds for care homes and social housing projects with the possibility of advertising sponsorship logos.
If your business would like to explore these and other ideas, get in touch. We would be happy to explore with you how Incrfedible Edible might enhance your CSR programs across North Hampshire.