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What are GOLFE's aims?
GOLFE aims to:
Connect consumers with where their food comes from.
Identify and remove the barriers to buying and selling sustainable local food.
Track the broader benefits that local spending can bring.
Producers of ‘raw’ ingredients within 20 miles of Lancaster Town Hall.
Businesses selling locally and ethically produced goods within Lancaster district boundaries. This could include businesses from the wider (20 mile radius) area that operate a delivery scheme or market stall within Lancaster district.
Households and shoppers living or working within Lancaster district.
Strengthening the sustainable local food economy has a key role to play in supporting local resilience and sustainability as:
Seasonal local food tends to be fresher, tastier and more nutritious.
Local food is generally linked to a lower carbon footprint than imported food due to the reduced need for transport, refrigeration and packaging.
Buying local helps to keep local farmers and shopkeepers in business, rather than handing even more wealth and power to a few big global businesses.
LESS is responsible for coordinating relevant research and projects that contribute to the GOLFE project’s aims. LESS will therefore be working in collaboration with a variety of organisations to do this, including Lancaster food-loop game...
The Lancaster Food-loop game is an innovative and fun way to encourage local shoppers, restaurants, retailers, processors and producers to work together to strengthen the links in our local food chain.
As we do this we will also be strengthening our own local food economy within the 20 mile radius of Lancaster city centre.
Its easy to take part, fun to do and rewarding for all concerned.
So whose ready to play?
In addition to the food-loop game, LESS will be working with and speaking to a variety of people and organisations that are involved with Lancaster's local food economy. Farmers, producers, retailers, shoppers... we will be speaking with everyone!
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