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.

Support Organisations

  • Herefordshire Food Links
    Aims of the network are to encourage sustainable land management, reduce the negative impact of foodmiles and support the local economy through the promotion of locally sourced food and drink. Supported by the Bulmer Foundation.

  • Marches Fungi
    Educate about fungi and organise fungus walks. George Spence

  • Herefordshire Fungus Survey Group
    meet once or twice a month and survey and record fungus populations in the area.

  • Herefordshire Beekeepers Association
    Association as three local network groups covering the county and based at Kington, Ross and Bringsty. Each network has an expert tutor to help other members. Association also runs talks and training. contact Len Dixon

  • Wye Valley Beekeepers Association
    Wye Valley Beekeepers Association are a small body of beekeepers centered on the Golden Valley in Herefordshire. They have nominated technical advisors to help members. Contact David Bannister

  • Slow Food Herefordshire
    International organisation, with local groups, to counter the insidious domination of fast food

  • HEART of ENGLAND fine foods (HEFF)
    Food trading development group for the West Midlands region. Supports producers, consumers and trade buyers and aims to get more local food sold locally.

  • Relish
    Membership club gives foodies the opportunity to find out about food and drink within the West Midlands region.

  • Herefordshire Farmers Markets Group
    Member organisation, run markets in Hereford and market towns

  • Women's Institute

  • Herefordshire Greenlinks
    listings service for green businesses - contact

  • Rural Hub
    Support for rural businesses (including farms) - events, training, access to funding, support with marketing, facilitating partnerships

  • Marcher Apple Network
    Reviving the Old Apple and Pear Varieties in the Southern Marches, 300+ members, charitable status. Maintain members' traditional orchards, identification service

  • Food For Life
    The Food for Life Partnership is a network of schools and communities across England committed to transforming food culture. Support programme and awards scheme to inprove school food provision, encourage cooking and growing teaching and links with local

  • Herefordshire Organic Producers Group (HOP)

  • Change 4 Life
    Campaign to improve public health, especially families. Website, online and posted resources and telephone support on diet and exercise. Network of 'supporter' organisations across country contributing to the aims.

  • Soil Association
    Leading environmental charity promoting sustainable, organic farming and championing human health

  • Sustain
    Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals

  • NFU
    The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members

  • Food Ethics Council
    The Food Ethics Council is a charity which challenges government, business and society to make wise choices that lead to better food and farming.

  • Potato Council
    Provides the Potatoes For Schools programme and website enabling teachers to help children to grow their own potatoes

  • Growing Schools Scheme
    Website which helps practitioners with case studies, ideas and links on ourdoor education and growing, including food.

  • Country Land And Business Association
    The CLA is the membership organisation for owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales

  • Tenant Farmers Association
    The TFA is the only organisation dedicated to the agricultural tenanted sector. The TFA lobbies at all levels of Government and gives professional advice to its members.

  • Cider Makers Association
    The National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) promotes the cider and perry industry in the UK. It represents both larger producers and many hundreds of smaller scale cider makers in the cider trade.

  • The Big Apple
    To promote interest in English Apples and Cider. celebrating all aspects of apples and orchards, conserve the orchard landscape in the Marcle Ridge, offer opportunity to local community organisations to raise money

  • Orchard Topic Group

  • Visit Herefordshire
    Tourism development department of Herefordshire Council. Contributed to, supports and promotes several food related events, including Flavours Of Herefordshire festival

  • Business Link
    Business Link is a free business advice and support service, available online and through local advisers

  • Farm Conservation Trust

  • LEAF
    helping farmers improve their environment and business performance

  • Herefordshire Nature Trust
    Herefordshire Nature Trust is the largest membership-based wildlife organisation in the area. The Trust is supported by over 3000 local members and manages 54 nature reserves

  • Westons Cider

  • RDPE
    The Rural Development Programme is jointly funded by the EU, through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, and the Government

  • Forest Food Producers Group
    co-operative membership association set up by producers in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley

  • Parish / Rural Services
    support to local shops etc

  • Diocese Of Hereford Agricultural Chaplains
    support to farming community

  • Rural Shops Alliance
    "The Rural Shops Alliance is a national trade association working to support the owners of independent rural shops. They represent over 7,000 such businesses in England. Kenneth Parsons Chief Exec"

  • Herefordshire Friends Of The Earth
    FOE have several campaigns around food, local group may engage in these issues

  • Hereford Allotments & Leisure Gardeners Society
    members group for 9 sites in Hereford

  • Ledbury Allotments Association
    members group for site in Ledbury

  • Leominster Allotment Garden Society
    members group for site in Leominster

  • Young At Heff
    a site to support YOFF for regional organisations to post information and promote their events, features etc

  • British Nutrition Foundation
    Provides nutrition information for teachers, health professionals, scientists, and general public. Publications, conferences and educational. Run several schools campaigns.

  • School Food Trust
    Its remit is to transform school food and food skills, promote the education and health of children and young people and improve the quality of food in schools.

  • Duchy Originals Garden Organic
    The Garden Organic for Schools project is a nationwide campaign which helps children grow vegetables at school, and learn more about their food. Free to join.

  • RHS Schools Programme
    Resources, information and games aimed at teachers and students to get 80% of primary schools growing fruit and veg by end 2010

  • Academy Of Culinary Arts
    Professional association of Head Chefs, Pastry Chefs, Restaurant Managers and suppliers. While concerned with raising standards and awareness of food, food provenance, cooking and service, its objectives are equally focused on the new generation of young

  • Farms For Schools
    Farms for schools is set up to ensure that school trips to farms are safe, enjoyable and educationally worthwhile. They have a guide for teachers on school trips to farms.

  • Netmums Food Information
    Free to use site with lots of information for and by mums and nutritionists to help each other to raise healthy children. Peer support.

  • Localise West Midlands
    Localise West Midlands is a not-for-profit organisation which exists to promote the environmental, social and economic benefits of local trading and linking local needs to local resources

  • Plunkett Foundation
    The Plunkett Foundation supports rural communities wanting to set up and run a community owned shop. We offer guidance from the earliest planning stages through to the opening of the shop and then ongoing support as required.

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