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1531: Local Food Webs

This paper is summarised from the Campaign to Protect Rural England report ‘From field to fork:

Year of Publication2012

Local food networks contribute to the strength of smaller outlets, maintain the attraction of town centres and contribute towards their diversity, character and the community. They can provide channels to market for new and micro, small and medium-sized businesses, supporting producer businesses and enabling farming to remain diverse including values supported by consumers such as freshness, provenance and seasonality. They can enable shoppers to understand the realities of food production. Government needs to put in place policies to protect retail diversity.

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