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Sustain Food Co-ops

The network

The Good Food Enterprise (GFE) Network exists to share best practices for running, or supporting, good food enterprises. We share stories and latest news, run events and workshops, develop useful publications and toolkits, and update on funding opportunities.

Who’s it for?

Food enterprises

Learn best practice from others, highlight your work by joining the map, and find out what’s happening nearby.

New food enterprises

Connect with other enterprises, learn about different models, including food projects transitioning to more reslient models, use the toolkit to start your own coop.

Food partnerships & local authorities

Implement policies and plans to build up a network of good food enterprises, run local campaigns, work with local businesses to support them to become more sustainable.

Types of enterprises

Members of our network include, but are not limited to, food coops, community kitchens, social enterprises, community interest companies, community owned businesses, community supported agriculture, employee-owned businesses and street markets. This could include veg box schemes, bakeries, community pubs, breweries, green grocers, cafes & restaurants, retail spaces.

The underpinning value of a GFE is trading in a way that builds community wealth and supports the planet. Building this network has emerged from the pandemic where we recognised a gap in support for understanding common needs of smaller, more independent, community focussed food businesses which are integral to local food economies and sustainable and fair food systems.


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Food Co-ops: Building community wealth, supporting the planet and championing farmers.

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