FarmStart is a model for supporting new entrants into farming; a form of business incubator that enables individuals to make the transition from community or allotment growing to commercial food production, offering: access to land, training from experienced organic growers/ food businesses and support in accessing local markets. FarmStart could play a key role in the wider strategy to grow the local food economy.
This evening event will be an opportunity to explore the background and recommendations set out in the feasibility study for a Lancaster scheme and consider how best we might work together to achieve a new vision in local farming.
The presentation and discussions will take place in the Printroom at the Storey Institute, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster. The bar will be open for refreshments