Herefordshire Food Links Directories

As well as the online Directory, we also publish a hard copy version, featuring many of the members listed here - great for giving out to customers, or for guests in holiday cottages, hotels and b&bs. If you would like some of these, they are avilable from local food retailers, or directly from Herefordshire Food Links - get in touch for your copy.

County Projects & Initiatives

  • Orchard Spirituality Project
    Contact Dave Marshall, Bulmers

  • Leonardo Food Production Project
    Contact Jenny Beard

  • Cider Industry Project
    Contact Gabriel Cook via Bulmers

  • Model Farm Slaughter Project
    set up small scale slaughter project

  • Colwall Orchards Development Project
    Natural England, possible Local Food/CommunitySpaces funding

  • Houghton Dairy Project
    Houghton Project, Refubish derelict dairy for food education

  • Cooksyard Café Farms
    set up café farms

  • Herefordshire Food Links Directory
    Listings of food producers, contact Bulmers, Network of local producers and related businesses, including directory www.herefordshirefoodlinks.org.uk

  • Grundtvig Food Preparation Project
    Contact Jenny Beard and Cathy Meredith

  • Permaculture Gardening Project in Baron's Cross
    PCT contact

  • Skills Builders Children's Food Clubs
    Wish to expand Shropshire Project Graeme Perks contact, asked to contact Healthy Schools

  • Rainbow Peterchurch CSA


  • Countryside Restoration Schools Programme
    Awnells farm, hosting educational visits - wish to do more in this area , visits free of charge if school provides transport

  • Houghton Project
    farm working with vulnerable adults and children and supplies produce to local school, also adopted by Bodenham School - Tim James-Moore

  • Flavours Of Herefordshire Awards Scheme
    Awards for local businesses using a proportion of local produce Businesses are judged on the amount of produce they source from within 40 miles of their business and the way in which they use this local food to create imaginative menus reflecting the distinctive cuisine.

  • Savour The Wye Listings Project
    producers and retailers selling local goods in the Wye Valley AONB and surrounding areas of Herefordshire, Monmouthshire and the Forest of Dean.

  • The Big Apple
    Twice a year the parishes of the Marcle Ridge - Much Marcle with Aylton, Little Marcle, Munsley, Pixley, Putley and Woolhope - celebrate their heritage of apples and pears, cider and perry. Blossom in springtime, harvest in Autumn

  • Herefordshire Cider Route
    Promotion campaign for cider producers, plus mapped cycle route visiting cider producers and specialist retailers. Council led

  • Dragon Orchard CSA
    community buy in orchards scheme

  • Herefoodshire Challenge
    Year spent eating local and fair trade produce completed early 2009. People living in the county have been encouraged to eat and drink entirely Herefordshire food and drink products and also fair-trade marked products.

  • School Meals Strategic Steering Group
    PCT - Overseeing the implementation of the county school meals policy framework and the School Food Trust guidelines

  • Fabulous Food
    Slow Food Herefordshire and Bulmer Foundation and Young Apprenticeship Scheme ran an Education programme for 14 -16 yr olds

  • Eco Schools


  • Monmouthshire School Meals Project
    Wye Valley AONB / Monmouthshire council

  • Young Apprenticeships Scheme - Aim Higher
    Food and Hospitality programme

  • Herefordshire Fair Trade
    Promoting the use of Fair Trade products in the county

  • Incubator Units
    Bulmer Foundation, To develop food ready business units in Leominster for small scale local producers

  • Obesity Task Group
    PCT - To reduce the levels of obesity in the county

  • Adopt a farmer
    Rural Hub and Healthy Schools - 42 schools successfully linked with a farm, took visits out (some used Rural hub funding for transport).

  • Young Chef
    Skill Builders, Ludlow, contact Graeme Perks, Project for young chefs aged 16-25 within 40 miles of Ludlow. Training etc. Includes annual Young Chef Contest

  • The Foodies
    Healthy Schools / Foodies Books, Every primary school in the county has received a full set of books (one for every month) from Healthy Schools. Every 3, 4 and 5 year old in a playgroup, day nursery or schools in the county had one free book to take home

  • Healthy Schools Programme
    Healthy schools includes (but is not limited to) food health issues. Every school has engaged in the scheme. Most have achieved healthy school status. Ten have achieved gold status. Some of those schools have nominated Gold Ambassadors – children who spea

  • Monthly Resource Pack Project
    Every month a new document is available with tasks for the kitchen garden that month, lists of seasonal foods that month and food and farming events in (or in day-trippable distance from) Herefordshire

  • Resource Listings Project
    Healthy Schools (with PCT funding) online monthly resource for schools and any others who work with the community on food issues. A reference document which is added to each month which lists all resources available (which we have found so far) to people

  • Phunky Foods Sponsored Schools
    Healthy schools paid enrolment to programme for 2 cohorts of schools, now trained with a view to another future training date for another cohort - this will be pending follow-up questionnaire from schools already using Phunkyfoods

  • Growing A Healthy Food Economy
    Bulmer Foundation 2005

  • South Wye Healthy Living Community Activities
    Five A Day Project Aims to improve access to fruit and vegetables, develop an allotment scheme and working in partnership with other South Wye initiatives to promote healthy eating and the 5 a day message

  • Nurseries 5 A Day Promotion
    Five A Day Project Promoting 5 a day within nurseries, Herefordshire PCT. Aims are to increase levels of knowledge, improve understanding of fruits and vegetables and to change attitudes

  • Care To Cook
    To support 14-19 year olds with a care background to develop knowledge and skills in food hygiene and healthy eating. Food Standards Agency and PCT.

  • Fruit Tree Initiative
    Council initiative, The aim of the scheme is to encourage people to plant old apple varieties, either to restore an old orchard or in gardens to keep the budstock alive for propagation in the future.

  • Herefordshire Economic Development Strategy
    Herefordshire Partnership, To improve the County’s economic performance, whilst raising incomes and tackling economic inactivity and social exclusion.

  • Healthy School Meals for Herefordshire
    Soil Association, focus on catered school dinners. To ensure that every school meal provided by caterers in Herefordshire is prepared to a consistently high standard of nutrition, palatability and appearance and can make a significant contribution to the

  • Project Carrot
    Project Carrot is a partnership between the Bulmer Foundation, the Pershore Group of Colleges and Advantage West Midlands. It came together in 2000 in response to the crisis in farming and the need to find a new, more sustainable, direction for rural land

  • State of Herefordshire Report
    Strategic planning resource for all developments. Intended to provide a resource for those working for organisations involved in the Herefordshire Partnership, both reflecting and informing local strategic thinking

  • Meet The Buyers
    HEFF programme Linking producers to both retailers and foodservice businesses, one to one appointments between producers and buyers for a business.

  • Savour the Flavour
    HEFF programme Working with retailers and hospitality providers to increase their range of regional food and drink, providing equipment and point of sale material.

  • The V Machine
    Healthy vending machines in schools, as well as generating income for the school the scheme aims to educate you on seasonality on food, food miles and the benefits of eating healthy snacks.

  • The S bar
    HEFF Smoothie bars in Schools using seasonal fruit and vegetables

  • Savour the Flavour Vending
    Vending machines full of local produce for offices, gyms, visitor centres, hospitals etc,

  • Trade Show Support from HEFF
    enabling SMEs to attend trade shows - subsidised or supported places at top flight trade shows for local food SMEs, two key events are Speciality London and IFE/EXPO

  • The HEFF Standard
    ood hygiene support for producers - Working with producers to improve the hygiene and Food safety systems within their business and to give buyers peace of mind.

  • Healthy Lunchbox courses
    ealthy schools and school nurses providing workshops on healthy lunchboxes in schools

  • Cooking Box Scheme
    healthy schools - cooking boxes located at 4 holding schools throughout the county for other schools to borrow who dont have a kitchen or cooking facilities

  • Healthy Eating Topic Box
    Resources for teachers - a new resource box full of games, lesson plans, visual resources etc for schools to loan for healthy eating lessons in the classroom

  • Taste of the Ark - perry
    The Ark of Taste (Slow Food) aims to rediscover, catalog, describe and publicize forgotten flavours, documenting excellent food and drink products that are disappearing. Three Counties Perry is one of the listed products and are promoted.

  • Workshops for village shops
    Workshops on sourcing and selling more local food. Anthony Bush - parish liaison, 2-3 timea a year

  • Workshops on community pubs
    Anthony Bush - parish liaison, on how to take over the village pub and or sell local goods needed

  • Herefoodshire Film Project
    short video about local food challenge - producer, retailer and young cook at HCT, Ear To Eye Learning film project

  • Dietetic Service
    Provides staffed by graduate registered dietitians who provide dietary advice and support to treat, manage and prevent disease in hospital and community settings. Based at county hospital, The service is provided by Hereford Hospital NHS Trust within the

  • Expert Programme
    food education components of support for patients with type 2 diebetes, co-ordinator Maggie Arter

  • MEND programme
    programme for overweight children and their families, co-ordinator helen morris

  • Radio Information
    regular input from community dietitian on food and healthy issues on Radio Hereford and Worcester

  • The Art Of Living Seed Swap
    first one was feb 09

  • Transition towns projects
    Working towards a system where trade and lifestyles locally support a low carbon economy, includes local food issues. Transition Hereford, plus groups in Ledbury, Leominster and Kington

  • HEFF Cookery Theatre
    demonstration kitchen attends minimum of 10 events a year

  • Food For Life local programmes
    Orleton have met bronze standards and have most of silver and ran a stall at Ludlow food festival, Fownhope St Mary’s have met bronze standards and have most of silver. Hereford Academy and Kings Caple have joined scheme.


  • The Herefordshire Food Links network is co-ordinated by the Bulmer Foundation and is part-financed by the European Union (EAGGF) and DEFRA through the Herefordshire Rivers LEADER+ programme.
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