Local Food Matters aims to use real life stories to inspire you to find out more about local food and to incorporate local food into your diet and lifestyle. It is funded by the big Lottery Fund's Local Food scheme.

In this website you will find inspirational case studies of people whose lives have been changed for the better by using or growing local food. 

You will also find details of activities and events where you can find out more about local food, growing your own, and where you can sample the delights of food produced locally.

We have provided a list of suppliers of local food so you can buy sustainably.

We have a recipe section where you can try out recipes and tell us about your own.

And there is a section with useful links to other sites and projects that will inspire, educate and entertain you.

If you'd like any further information, or if you would like to contribute your own case study, event, supplier, recipe or link, please email local food matters

We have two more projects funded by the Local Food scheme. Find out about Fruit-full Schools and Healthy Lunches in our Young People's pages.

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