After receiving a suspended sentence, Francesca Barker, took a Bread Angels course as part of her probation. In spring 2013, she launched The Barker Baker, a social enterprise selling - and teaching people to bake - Real Bread and other bakes.
London grew, we made, we cooked, we foraged and we saved. We look back at some of our favourite events and ahead to how you can enjoy as urban food all year round.
Enfield Council has teamed up with London Food Link supporter Gourmet Goat to become the first in the UK to be awarded a top rating by the Sustainable Restaurant Association for its Civic Centre restaurant.
The Real Bread Campaign has added experts to its 10th anniversary networking and fundraising evening on 26 November, which is already fully-booked
The end of Urban Food Fortnight is nigh, but whether you like to grow, make, save, cook or just enjoy great food and beverages there are still some outstanding events left that you won't want to miss.
London Food Link and Capital Growth are inviting those looking for their place in the field of good food, to join them for a day of inspiration, discussion and learning. The Roots to Work conference takes place on Thursday 18 October at the Bargehouse, on the Thames as part of the Gaia Foundation We Feed the World Exhibition.
Sustainable Food Cities have two new practical guides on food partnerships with local authorities.
The Urban Food Fortnight celebration continues into October with YOUR chance to WIN a hamper of ultra-local goodies crafted in London.
In March 2017, the local authority earmarked £145,000 to develop innovative community growing projects in the regeneration areas across Aberdeen, the areas with the highest levels of multiple deprivation. Nearly £130,000 has already been shared among a dozen projects with £20,000 still available.
Urban Food Fortnight kicks off today, and with almost 100 events celebrating all that is grown, made, cooked, saved, foraged and fermented in the capital, get ready to slurp, sip and sample the good stuff.
Fancy a night in? With all these brilliant Urban Food Fortnight deals and discounts your friends at London Food Link have bagged at ultra-local supperclubs, classes, talks, walks and more? Hell no!!
Don’t miss your chance to learn from all five Real Bread Campaign ambassadors (Richard Bertinet, Aidan Chapman, Duncan Glendinning, Emmanuel Hadjiandreou and Andrew Whitley) at the Real Bread Campaign’s 10th anniversary event at E5 Bakehouse.
Sarah Bentley, founder of 100% plant-based community cookery school Made In Hackney, on why Urban Food Fortnight is the perfect time for greens to envy.
#UFF2018 is almost upon us and London Food Link is giving its supporters chance to win tickets to some of the brilliant events.
Cyrus Todiwala is the founder and owner of Café Spice Namaste, a Sustain Patron, long-time London Food Link supporter and Jellied Eel magazine reader. Here he shares his thoughts on how Urban Food Fortnight helps the good food business community.
The SUGAR SMART campaign held a successful one year celebration event at London's City Hall, bringing together nearly 100 local campaign leads, organisations, businesses and individuals tackling sugar overconsumption in their communities across the UK.
Whether you are leading a local campaign, taking action as a participating setting, or an individual, take part in SUGAR SMART September using our free resources and sugar reduction challenge ideas.
Sustain joined thirty-four organisations, reflecting a wide range of food, farming, consumer and nature conservation interests in writing a joint letter to Defra’s Secretary of State, Michael Gove, asking him to take urgent action to save the UK’s network of smaller abattoirs, which are closing at an alarming rate.
14 cities and local areas receive funding from Sustainable Food Cities to run Veg Cities campaigns. Nottingham and Glasgow are the first to launch their campaigns in August, following successful pilots in Cardiff, Brighton & Hove and Birmingham.
How can we use the whole resource of public and private money and social capital to support thriving food, farming and countryside? This is an extract from Sustain's Brexit Forum newsletter, June/July 2018. Sign up to receive news updates monthly or bi-monthly at: www.sustainweb.org/brexit
London Food Link have launched a new Good Food Map ahead of this year’s Urban Food Fortnight. Dubbed the place to find good food places, it is set to celebrate those championing ethical and sustainable food across the capital.
Sugardough bakery in Brighton and Hove has teamed up with Plumpton College to deliver a new bakery apprenticeship from this September.
From 15-18 July 2018, more than 600 Latitude Festival goers enjoyed sessions curated by the Real Bread Campaign as guests of Theatre of Food
On 22 June 2018, an organic sourdough loaf baked by Woodlea Stables was named overall winner in the second annual Scottish Bread Championship.
On Saturday 7 July, more than 60 bakers, millers and other Real Bread lovers enjoyed twelve hours of baking, clay oven making and chatting at the Real Bread Campaign and Brook Food Processing Equipment’s mini-festival near Taunton.
With just one week until the Real Bread lovers’ event on 7 July, ‘The Dough Anarchist’ is the latest expert to be announced, and ticket sales end on Wednesday 4 July.
The Real Bread Campaign has secured slots in the Theatre of Food across the weekend of 13-15 July at Henham Park in Suffolk.
Somerset’s first food trail - the culinary equivalent of an art trail - takes place 20 July - 29 July.
Do you think that shoppers and small, independent local bakeries deserve better protection from the effects of incomplete loaf labelling and potentially misleading marketing?
Real Bread Campaign supporters Small Food Bakery and Peace and Loaf Bakehouse have picked up accolades at this year’s BBC Food and Farming Awards.
Every baker on the podium in the bread category of this year’s awards is a Real Bread Campaign supporter.
What bills itself as the capital’s most sustainable culinary school has just joined London Food Link and is offering fellow supporters a tasty discount on new, and long-established, classes.
New research from Fields in Trust demonstrates that parks & green spaces across the UK provide people with over £34 billion of health & wellbeing benefits.
We want to see as many of you as possible at the UK's biggest Real Bread get together since 2015, so for two days only, we’re slicing 25% off full event tickets!
The Real Bread Campaign is encouraging all bakeries and baking schools to make and publish their plans as soon as possible for the annual, international celebration of genuine sourdough.
As a companion to its quarterly supporters’ magazine True Loaf, the Real Bread Campaign sends Breadcrumbs, a FREE monthly email roundup of the latest news.
A very useful compendium of food and farming evidence has been published by Defra.
A campaign is running to install drinking fountains in Loughborough town centre.
Warrington businesswoman and Real Bread baker, Jen Perry, has been named on Good Taste magazine’s power list of 100 women leading the food and drink industry in Merseyside and beyond.
This month sees the launch of two new One Mile Bakery bakeries, each delivering Real Bread in a one mile radius and running baking classes for local people.
Calling all Londoners! Spring has finally sprung and it’s time to embrace the outdoors with Capital Growth.
The organisation turning ten this year, and looking ahead to its second decade, are great reasons to bring our supporters and friends together to break bread but we need help, and venues, to do so.
Root Camp, the London charity that takes urban children on rural residential food growing and cooking weeks, is offering discounts and bursaries this summer.
London Farmers’ Markets Cheese Street is returning with reblochon and bringing back the brie for 2018. The four-date season kicks off at Parliament Hill Farmers’ Market in Hampstead Heath on Saturday 28 April.
Run in association with Scotland The Bread and The Scottish Food Guide as part of the Royal Highland Show, the competition is open for a second year to both professional and amateur bakers, including children.
The Real Bread Campaign has published issue 35 of the loaf lovers’ magazine.
In late 2017, the Real Bread Campaign invited its supporters and friends to share their views on why they joined, how things are going and what direction it should take now. Our survey said…
Two Real Bread Campaign supporters have been selected by judges as finalists in the Best Food Producer and Best Shop or Market categories of the annual awards.
London Food Link supporters have a lightning draw opportunity to win an ad slot in the June-August 2018 issue of The ‘Eel, the capital’s good food magazine.
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