These stories and case studies provide information on some of the wide range of community run food co-ops, buying groups and other food enterprises that are currently running across the UK.
To help inspire others to consider alternative ways of shopping Phili Denning shares her story of setting up a food buying group from her...
Naked Larder: Fighting against food packaging waste
Tired of unnecessary plastic packaging and inefficient recycling, Phili Denning was inspired to establish Naked Larder as a means of providing a...
Arthur St Trading: Working towards a more transparent, fairer and environmentally friendly food system
Established in West Hull in the mid-1990s, Arthur Street Trading Company is a workers’ cooperative offering an award winning box scheme full of...
Unicorn Grocery: a supermarket with a difference
Unicorn Grocery is supermarket-sized workers’ cooperative providing affordable, fresh produce and wholefoods with an emphasis on organic,...
Frome Food Hub: say "yes to local!"
Offering local, sustainable produce without any hassle, the Frome Food Hub is an online click-and-collect service working to support local farmers...
Bees at Brunel
Bees at Brunel is a student-led group that have worked together with a local bee keeping organisation to install hives on campus and run events...
This Is Our Jam
This Is Our Jam: ketchup, cordials and chutneys from campus-grown fruit and vegetables at University of Roehampton.
The Apple Project
The Apple Project: heritage apple juices and chutneys by students at Wiltshire College.
Grow, Love, Eat
Grow, Love, Eat: sustainability-championing student enterprise at University of Stirling.
Edible Campus Co-op and Preserves
Edible Campus Co-op and Preserves: campus-grown vegetables, wholefoods and preserves at Lancaster University
Case studies from 2012
All of the following case studies were written a while back but we think they are still worth looking at so have kept them available for you.
City University Food Co-op
City Food Co-op team is run by Francesca and Marta who are postgraduate foodies from Italy, studying Food Policy, which looks at how food is prepared...
Brighton University Food Co-op
Although Brighton University Food Co-op has been running for a few years, in 2016 it got a new lease of life and is now running regularly across...
Motivated by a wish to learn more about how their local food system works and what steps they could take to make it more sustainable, students at the...
SOAS Food Co-op
The SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) food co-op in central London has a pretty simple aim - to distribute high quality delicious...
UEA Food Co-op
UEA Food Co-op: student-run organisation selling organic, fairtrade groceries at wholesale prices.
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