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Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust launches Friendly Food Project

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust launches its Friendly Food Project, giving the county's emerging food producers the chance to promote ethically and sustainably-produced food, which is also wildlife friendly.

The region’s budding food businesses have been given the chance to promote their products as part of Gloucestershire’s Wildlife Friendly Food Project.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s initiative offers up-and-coming food producers the chance to showcase their goods at its Crickley Hill café near Birdlip, with the emphasis on promoting ethically, sustainably-sourced and wildlife-friendly produce.

The Friendly Food Project will see a host of independent producers selected and showcased each month on the café menu. Those featured will promote a high-quality food which has been produced locally and made by a company using wildlife-friendly methods.

There will also be wildlife-friendly food activities, and a children’s activity pack available at Crickley Hill for the duration of the project, encouraging local children to think about food production and how it impacts on wildlife, as well as having fun.

Encompassing everything from dairy and juices, to porridge and cakes, the producers who have earned their ‘wildlife friendly’ badge span Simon Weaver Organic; The Cotswold Farmer; Bensons the Juicers; Cotteswold Dairy; Day’s Cottage; Kitchen Garden Foods; Wolfy’s; Jess’s Ladies Organic; Taynton Farm Foods; The Artisan Kitchen; The Severn Project; and Yum Yum Fine Foods.

Speaking of the project, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust CEO Roger Mortlock said: ‘There are plenty of examples around Gloucestershire where farmers are producing great, tasty food on land that’s also great for wildlife.

‘This new project is a real showcase for wildlife-friendly food, encouraging and supporting small producers across the county. Farming and conservation can work hand in glove, and we want to celebrate those farmers and producers who are producing good food and encouraging wildlife.’

For more information call (01452) 383333, or visit gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk directly.

© SoGlos
Wednesday 19 April 2017

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