As part of the Resilient Green Spaces Project we established five new sustainable food hubs in communities across Wales.
Open Food Network UK, DTA Wales and Landworkers’ Alliance teamed up to support five communities to establish a new food hub. Sustainable food hubs allow people to access fresh produce from local suppliers. We aimed to show how short supply chains can provide food that is good for people, the environment and local business.
Social Farms & Gardens
Open Food Network
Development Trusts Association Wales
Land Workers' Alliance
Five organisations selected as food hubs through a competitive application process:
Based on Open Food Network’s experience of supporting emerging food hubs, we provided a part-time salary for a food hub manager. We also provided £2,000 for fixtures and fitting and a small marketing budget. Each hub was set up on the Open Food Network trading platform and received business support mentoring from Development Trusts Association Wales. Landworkers' Association supported hubs with developing new connections with local producers.
Cadwyn Ogwen (Partneriaeth Ogwen)
Cadwyn Ogwen set up in 2022 with the help of the Resilient Green Spaces project. What began as a response to pandemic lockdowns has connected local people and local producers.