2021 Food Festival Plans

Bridport Food Festival to run 13-25 June 2021

Open Gardens Event

The Open Gardens event will now be held on May 19 and we invite you to book now as slots are limited. Further details can be found via the link below.

Springtail Farm

Meet your food grower: Lally and Tomas of Springtail Farm whose veg box scheme will be launched in June

Volunteer with us

if you would like to get involved with matters relating to Bridport Food, such as becoming an Allotment Ambassador, supporting the food glut and surplus stall projects, or volunteering with community initiatives and Bridport Food Matters partners, we would love to hear from you.

Welcome

This new website aims to provide you with information on all aspects of food matters in Bridport: just scan through the sections below and follow the links.

Bridport has a vibrant food economy, with brilliant producers, retailers and caterers, but there’s a lot we can do to increase food security locally, and reduce the impacts of climate change, shrinking budgets and more. Please share your views via the Forum, and sign up for our newsletters.

Suppliers Directory

This section includes a listing of local Food and Drink Businesses offering Eat In, Collection and Delivery Services, and the 2019 Bridport Food Festival Food and Drink Guide, both compiled by Bridport Local Food Group.

Food Access Help

The pandemic means that more households find it hard to afford the food they need. Bridport Local Food Group has published a list of the local food access initiatives, including when they are open and how to contact them. 

Climate Adaptation

There are many ways we can improve local food security in the face of potential supply shortages and price rises arising from climate change. On this website you’ll find suggestions/ useful information for these groups:

Overview: more on the big picture, and ideas for a Local Food Hub.
Consumers: benefits of local buying and reviewing your diet.
Home Growers: crops and growing methods to adapt to new weather patterns.
Producers: Climate adaptation for horticultural and arable producers.
New Producers: assisting access to land, seed capital and markets.

Local Resources

There’s lots of information on this site to help you find relevant local organisations, things you can get involved in, help and advice, and information. Here are the main sections:

Community Initiatives: relevant to some aspect of local food matters.
Growing You Own: local schemes that you can participate in.
Healthy Eating: websites, info and recipes on healthy, affordable food using local produce where possible.
Young people: activities with schools and for young people.
Support Groups: for a range of issues and needs.

News & Events

News stories and forthcoming events relating to the local food scene. You can also read event reports, sign up to our newsletter and find links to previous newsletters.

Blogs and pics

Plenty of stories and images from our dynamic local food scene! 

Forum

Use the Forum to share your views, let us know your plans or ideas related to local food matters, or ask for information or resources you need. You’ll need to set up a username and password: start here.

About

This website is a joint initiative by Bridport Local Food Group and Seeding our Future: to learn more about these organisations and what they do, click here.

Newsletters, Links

Find links for further information on topics like national food matters. 

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Recent Blogs

Bridport Food and Drink Lockdown Hero 2021 winners

The Bridport Local Food Group says CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!   The service that you have given to the community during lockdown has been exceptional and made life for many much more bearable.  We received a fantastic number of nominations and all deserve the...

Adventures in Affordable Eating

Adventures in Affordable Eating

The Food Stall at St Swithuns is still going strong, some 8 months after it was started! The need seems to be there and has grown, so we have tried to vary the stock by using donation money to buy in certain items over and above the food donations we get each week....

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Get in touch if you would like to suggest an addition (or alteration) to any of the listings on this website, or if you would like to Get Involved with matters relating to Bridport Food. For example, you could become an Allotment Ambassador, support the food glut and surplus stall projects, or volunteer with the Community Initiatives and Bridport Food Matters partners.

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