The network of community groups committed to the care of the environment, greener living and development of the local economy in Berkshire

Local Food

Slow Food
Slow Food is an international non-profit, eco-gastronomic movement with an active local group, comprising producers and food lovers alike, who gather to connect with and celebrate the pleasures of the table and a shared passion for real food. Slow Food works internationally to promote food, which is good, clean and fair by spreading taste education, defending biodiversity and connecting producers with co-producers, engaging the youth to shape the future of Slow Food.
Key objectives are: to educate people about good, clean and fair food; and to promote and protect food heritages and biodiversity within a worldwide context.
Slow Food Berkshire & Wiltshire holds many events throughout the year. For more information visit
E-mail: Clare Marriage, Convivium Leader at

True Food Community Co-op
True Food Community Co-operative is a not-for-profit community enterprise that takes good and healthy organic foods to community venues in and around Reading.
Organic fresh fruit and veg, bread, loose and packaged wholefoods as well as eco-friendly household products are now taken to ten community venues in Reading, Caversham and Twyford twice a month. Co-op members who have grown their own produce organically may barter or sell at sales.
Contact: Chris Aldridge, tel 0845 330 8272

Community Gardens
Oxford Road Community Garden in Reading
Contact: or

Community Orchards

Farmers' Markets and local producers
There are farmers' markets in Maidenhead, Ascot, Reading, Purley-on-Thames, Newbury, Windsor, Hungerford and Wokingham. Visit the websites for further details:

Fiv e-a-Day is a not-for-profit gardening and environmental art project based in Englefield, West Berkshire.We grow fruit and veg for sale in the community shop.
Contact: Pam Goddard 07939 676050, e-mail:
More about what we do at

Online ordering
Companies and producers running an online shopping service:
Sheepdrove Farm

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