Local Produce

Eating more seasonally and locally and reducing our meat consumption, can help to lower the impact of food on our environment.

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As consumers the power is in our shopping baskets; we can all make a choice about what we buy and how to spend our money to help reduce the carbon arising from our food. 

Simple choices include: 

Eating more seasonally and locally and reducing our meat consumption, especially of red meats, and opting for organic foods where possible. 

These choices can help to lower the impact of food on our environment - not just carbon emissions, but energy and water consumption and its strain on natural ecosystems. 

Here are some handy resources for buying more sustainable produce:

Good Food Oxfordshire's new Local Supplier Directory of local growers, producers, farm shops, markets and veg box schemes.

Independent Oxford also have a directory of local retailers. As do Daily Info

Find your local ethical fruit and veg trader via Better Food Trader

Oxford Farmers’ and Community Markets: buy direct from local growers and producers.

SESI Food and Household Refills: food and household product refills.

There are a number of wholesale ethical food buying groups in Oxford and nationally. Order from coops such as Essential Trading, SUMA, Infinity Foods.

Hodmedods for UK-grown peas, beans and pulses.

Sustainable fish list from Marine Stewardship Council.

Want to find out more about the ethics of the brands you buy? Brand comparison from Ethical Consumer.

Or look out for products from B-Corp companies as they need to meet rigorous criteria in terms of sustainability.

Markets & Veg Box Schemes

We have some handy resources all about markets and local providers in Oxfordshire, as well as veg box schemes that deliver to your door.

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