Local Food News
Local Food News is now an occasional service alerting people to useful reports, snippets of news and tender opportunities.)

June 2012

'Trading for Success' A new guide to help community enterprises make the most of trading opportunities has been published today.

'Trading for Success', written by Simon Michaels of f3 and Maurice McCartnery of Fresh Management, was commissioned by Plunkett Foundation as part of Making Local Food Work,and has been designed specifically for community enterprises to help them succeed in an increasingly tough market.

'Trading for Success' helps community enterprises identify:
What is distinctive about the product or service they offer;
How their product or service matches the customer's needs;
Whether the enterprise can be financially viable;
How to find and keep customers, and deliver products or services efficiently;and
How to keep adapting and innovating to meet new challenges.

See the guide at:


Sustainable Food Economies: f3 has been awarded funding from Big Lottery Local Food fund to work on a new toolkit to help diverse stakeholders develop area food strategies. Tenderswill be invited for some of the facilitation work and IT tools.

May 2012

Food from the Urban Fringe report published.


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