Resilient Green Spaces - Innovative Food Hubs


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. 

Case studies

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. 

> Read the Cadwyn Ogwen case study 

Hwb Bwyd Dyffryn Nantlle 

Hwb Bwyd Dyffryn Nantlle also launched in 2022 thanks to the Resilient Green Spaces project. Successes include collaborating with other food hubs and providing community meals in North Wales.   

> Read the Hwb Bwyd Dyffryn Nantlle case study


> Watch our video to learn more about sustainable food hubs (English) / Cymraeg

> Read Development Trusts Association Wales report on food hubs

> Find out more about our public sector food hub pilot project

Contact us

If you'd like to know more about our work across Wales, please email [email protected] 

About Resilient Green Spaces

Innovative Food Hubs was one of six strands of work in the Resilient Green Spaces project. See our Resilient Green Spaces overview to find out more. 

Resilient Green Spaces was funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Union. 



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