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Making Local Food Work has produced a series of films highlighting different types of community food enterprises and the difference they make for all involved.

Winchester Farmers' Market

A short film of Winchester Farmers' Market which is one of 200 farmers' markets to be supported by Making Local Food Work over the past four years.
The film shows the market and the people behind it - the amazing producer members.

Manchester Veg People

Manchester Veg People [] is a growers and buyers co-operative. The film features one of their growers, Moss Brook Growers [], and one of their buyers, the University of Manchester. It also charts the critical role played by Unicorn Grocery [] and Kindling Trust [] in providing the environment and support for organisations like Manchester Veg People to develop. As Helen Woodcock from the Kindling Trust says in the film "The potential for Manchester Veg People in the future is huge. Manchester Veg People is for everyone and if the public sector take it on then it will be."


Organiclea [] is a workers' co-operative which grows and sells food and supports others to do the same. The group started on a small allotment and now has a 12-acre growing site, a community café, a market stall and a vegetable box scheme. It also runs training courses in food growing and cooking. The film looks at all the various aspects of Organiclea's work and aims to encourage others to get involved or do the same. As Ru Litherland, a grower at OrganicLea says in the film "Our role now is to support other people, because we're going to need a lot more places like this."

Food Chain North East

Food Chain North East [] based in north west Newcastle, supplies fresh and affordable fruit and vegetables to deprived and isolated communities. They supply dozens of outlets and food co-ops. They also grow food and train others to grow. Their aim is to address the health inequalities that persist in the places they work in, largely due to poor access to healthy food. The film visits one of their outlets to see the impact of Food Chain's work "You can't really get fresh fruit and veg for miles around here," says the volunteer running a market stall. The importance of Food Chain's work is summed up by one of the customers at the market stall "There's a lot of people who depend on it and are really grateful that it is here".

Camel Community Supported Agriculture project

Camel CSA is a Community Supported Agriculture enterprise based in the Camel Valley, Cornwall. It is a community food enterprise that is involved in growing and distributing fresh local food in the surrounding area.
Camel CSA has been supported by Making Local Food Work, a Big Lottery funded project that helps communities to take control of their food and where it comes from.
This film provides an overview of what they do and why. If you want to do something similar get in touch.

Spreyton Village Shop

Spreyton Village Shop is a community-owned shop in Devon. It opened in September 2010 and is supported by the help of 40 volunteers.
The shop has a big focus on local food and was supported to source, market and sell more local food by Look for Local, part of the Making Local Food Work programme that supports community food enterprises across England.

Swillington Organic Farm

Local people in Headingly have become members of Swillington Organic Farm's CSA. This video hears from the farmers about how easy it is to run and the difference it makes to their business. Also, CSA members discuss their appreciation of the high quality organic meat, which they collect at the farmers market each month. Members pay for their meat six months in advance, giving the farmer a secure income and money for feed and butchery costs in advance.

Real Food Store, Exeter

A short documentary about the Real Food Store Exeter (, a community owned shop selling the finest local, sustainable produce from Devon. Supported by Sustain, the alliance for better food and farmings' Food Co-ops programme ( this project seeks to provide an alternative to the mainstream food system in the city, to the benefit of producers and consumers alike.

Chagfoods CSA

Chagfood is a Devon based Community-Supported Agriculture project renting three acres of land and producing vegetables for the local community. Chagfood has 48 members who receive a weekly share of the harvest and get involved with harvesting and packing the boxes. It has been supported by Making Local Food Work through the Soil Association's CSA strand.

Growing Well

Growing Well is an award winning farm-based charity, that promotes mental health recovery and well-being by encouraging involvement in their inspiring social enterprise project which focuses on vegetable growing and training.

Growing Well farms ten acres of Low Sizergh, a National Trust farm where they grow a wide range of seasonal produce which is marketedthrough their Cropshare scheme (a Community Supported Agriculture project).


Lottery Funded