This case study was undertaken as part of a wider Kindling Trust project which seeks to explore a range of questions relating to food production supply and distribution in Greater Manchester.
In preparation for Manchester's Climate Change Sustainable Food Steering Group meeting in April 2010, The Kindling Trust brought together a small focus group of sustainable food practitioners to
vision the City's food sector in a decades time.
This is a piece of research carried out, as part of an MSc in organic farming, to explore a successful trading model to increase access to sustainable fruit and vegetables in Greater Manchester.
Lessons From Co-Operatives, Organic School Food Initiatives and Communities in Spain, Catalunya, the Basque Country and Beyond
The report has explored ways Manchester Fayre could purchase local organic (hence sustainable) food, offering economic, social and environmental benefits to the region.
The study has investigated the feasibility of supplying significant quantities of sustainable food to Manchester Fayre and the wider public sector with the aims of:
This chronological narrative of how Greater Manchester has been fed through the ages, looks at each decade from 1750 to the present day: looking at how a changing Manchester was fed, we can see our changing relationship with the countryside. How the ‘urban’ has come to dominate the ‘rural’ to make the most of market opportunities. A detachment from and disregard for the pastoral, and a reverence for the metropolis.
Report into Manchester's New Smithfield Wholesale Fruit & Vegetable Market (NSM) and its’ role in the city’s food supply.
The report aims to: