Laminated Local Food Map
If you would like information on the large, laminated Local Food Map, which Janet Stupples uses for displays around Dacorum, please contact Janet on 01442 842252.
Local Food Apps
Two apps for finding local food with your smart phone:
Foodnation (i phone and android) this uses your current location to find local food suppliers. You can just see what’s about, or search by category – farmer’s market, dairy, vegetables etc. If your favourite food supplier isn’t there, they can be added on the food nation website.
Lovefre.sh (i phone) similar to Foodnation, but you can also add local food suppliers from your phone, so when you visit that favourite farm shop and it’s not on the database, you can simply log its GPS location and enter its details to share with everyone else. Lovefre.sh also has a season function, which tells you what’s in season…and what isn’t.
Ideas to try
Try growing something - even start with some herbs!
If you like it, dig a bit more of your garden up. If you love it - get an allotment.
Use Tring Farmers' Market http://www.tringfarmersmarket.co.uk/ and local food shops (see Dacorum Local Food Initiative information below.)
Swop plastic supermarket bottles for milk deliveries from your milkman.
Buy fruit and veg in season.
Dacorum Local Food Initiative – news of local food projects and a map of all our local food places. www.dacorumlocalfood.org.uk
You can find the Tring Guide to Local Produce at www.churchestogetherintring.com/local
Tring Farmers Market is held alternate Saturdays (the same day as the Auction) http://www.tringfarmersmarket.co.uk/
Want to ‘grow your own’ but don’t have enough land? Have spare land that you’d like to share with another grower? Check out the landshare website http://www.landshare.net/
Tring Allotments : http://www.tring.gov.uk/allotments.html
RHS website for advice on fruit and veg growing http://www.rhs.org.uk