Local Food Economy

#BristolFoodKind: Support local food highlights

By Ramona Andrews

One of the simplest (and tastiest!) ways to be #BristolFoodKind is by supporting local food businesses: from restaurants to greengrocers to veg box schemes. Bristol has one of the most exciting food scenes in the UK and by supporting local businesses in these difficult, uncertain times we can ensure that they continue to thrive in the future.

Bristol Food Network has compiled a helpful list of resources of how to shop and eat local at the moment. By the looks of the takeaway feasts, plentiful veg boxes and freshly baked goods shared on social media, it looks like many of the city’s citizens (where they can) are supporting the wonderful good food makers and retailers that we have here in Bristol.

Hopefully some of the changes that citizens have made at this time in committing to more localised food suppliers, such as the surge we have seen in Bristolians ordering locally sourced veg boxes, will become permanent habits for food shopping. In turn, much of Bristol’s hospitality sector has responded to the crisis with kindness, led by Bristol Food Union who have come together to help keep food moving in the city after closures because of coronavirus.


#BristolFoodKind is a collaboration between Bristol Green Capital PartnershipBristol Food NetworkBristol City Council and Resource Futures. See our #BristolFoodKind food waste highlights and grow your own highlights.

Visit Bristol Food Network for more information and resources on Bristol’s Good Food response to the pandemic.

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