Growing Our Local Food Economy (GOLFE) was a three year project (2014-2017) coordinated by LESS & funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. GOLFE, as its name suggests, aimed to strengthen and grow Lancaster's sustainable local food economy.
GOLFE aimed to:
Connect consumers with where their food comes from.
Identify and remove the barriers to buying and selling sustainable local food.
Track the broader benefits that local spending can bring.
By local food we mean:
Producers of ‘raw’ ingredients within 20 miles of Lancaster Town Hall.
Businesses selling locally and ethically produced goods within Lancaster district boundaries. This could include businesses from the wider (20 mile radius) area that operate a delivery scheme or market stall within Lancaster district.
Households and shoppers living or working within Lancaster district.