The food we eat has a huge impact on life in Cardiff — not just on our health, but on our communities and businesses, individual farmers, and the environment too. That’s why we’ve started Food Cardiff.
We think food should be good for people, good for the place we live, and good for our planet as well as being affordable and tasty. Good food creates strong, healthy communities. The way it’s produced respects people, animals and the natural environment and the way it’s sold supports the local economy.
We want to encourage everyone to help. Whether you are an individual, a family, a small business, a charity, or part of a large organisation, you can do something. We can make a big difference together, so get involved.
Food Cardiff works with all sorts of people and organisations — from schools and restaurants to local charities and the Council — giving advice and support to help them make informed decisions about food. Find out more about our partners on the Food Cardiff Council page.
How Food Cardiff Began
In 2013, Cardiff Food Council was awarded money to help Cardiff work towards becoming a Sustainable Food City. Food Cardiff was born.
Cardiff was one of six cities in the UK to get funding through the Sustainable Food Cities Programme. Thanks to the funding we’ve been able to employ Katie, our Food Cardiff Co-ordinator.
There’s already a lot going on in Cardiff!
Did you know we have 25 food co-ops in Cardiff, where we can buy affordable bags of fruit and vegetables each week? Or that there are community gardens and growing projects where you can go to learn how to grow food? Visit our ‘Find my nearest’ map to see what is going on in your area.
Whatever your budget, you can eat healthy, local food that’s affordable and tasty. We share seasonal shopping tips, let you know what’s happening on the local food scene, and give you ideas about what to cook at home.
Food Cardiff is a food movement that everyone can get involved in. So come on, join in and join Cardiff today!