Local Food Resources


Local Food Directory Use LESS’s online Local Food Directory to find specific food products and projects locally (within 20 miles of Lancaster). From a local meal, a snack  or  fresh vegetables, to organic produce or a vegan restaurant- it’s all there!

Lancaster’s Sustainable Food Column: Every Thursday a local food column is published in the Lancaster Guardian, Lancaster’s local newspaper. The column is written by an array of local food growers and food fanatics and is coordinated by Anna Clayton from LESS. The Food Column reveals the faces and stories behind Lancaster’s food scene, and keeps you up-to-date on what’s going on in the world of food. To contribute a column contact anna@lessuk.org

Local food trail


Local Community Food Map: Discover Lancaster’s diverse community  food projects using this map. Visit sites and contact key members listed to  get involved 🙂


  Made in Lancashire is dedicated to the promotion of  foods that have been  grown, reared,  caught, brewed, pickled, backed, smoked or processed in  Lancashire.




Seasonal Local Food Wallchart-page-001Seasonal Local Food calendar: find out what’s is season when with this great wall poster. Download and print it or contact us and we will post you one.


The Sustainable Food Trust‘s website has lots of interesting background  information and news stories on food. From looking at food systems and  food heroes to organic cultivation and food ethics, there is something  for everyone.





VIDEOS for thought

Skelmersdale Community Food Initiative: Holistic approaches to well being.

Skerton Community Group: From fork to jar.

Marsh Community Center: Using Spices to Engage Young People in cooking.

Soup Dragon: Tips for cooking bulk soup.

Firbank Children’s Center: Using play to engage young children and families in healthy eating.

Firbank Children’s Center: Healthy portions.

Lancaster University: Accessing local food on campus.

Kindling Trust: Creating the perfect food supply chain.

Growing Communities: Kerry Rankine talks about Growing food Communities in London


LESS’s Reports

Lancaster’s FarmStart Feasibility Report, September 2018.

Community Economic Development (CED) plan for Lancaster District: LESS CED Plan March 2016

What are the barriers to sourcing and selling local food in Lancaster District? Consultation handout

How can we overcome the barriers to sourcing and selling local food?  GOLFE next steps type up final