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Edible York would urge all those interested in the future of food across York to support Good Food York and help to make York a Sustainable food City.


York is now a member of the Sustainable Food Cities Network!

The official launch of Good Food York will take place at the Quaker Meeting House, Friargate, York on Monday 12th November at 6.00pm.

We will have six key speakers who will each give a short presentation, from their individual perspectives, about the main challenges to the sustainability of food provision in York.
They will be followed by a light (Pay-As-You-Feel) supper of locally-sourced food and an opportunity to explore with others how innovative solutions can be found and implemented.

Discussions will focus around -

● Promoting healthy and sustainable food to the public
● Tackling food poverty, diet-related ill health and access to affordable healthy food
● Building community food knowledge, skills, resources and projects
● Promoting a vibrant and diverse sustainable food economy
● Transforming catering and food procurement
● Reducing waste and the ecological footprint of the food system

Good Food York recognise the key role that food can play in responding to some of today’s most pressing social, economic and environmental challenges and are taking a joined up approach to transforming our local food culture and food system. We believe that the food we eat should be
Good for people
Good for the local economy
Good for the planet

Please do come – your presence will make a difference. We would prefer that you book via to give us an idea of numbers and to help with catering without waste.

We plan to have an information exchange display so please bring any information you want to share about your organisation, contact details and any future events you may be running.


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Edible Map

At Edible York, we’re working with the community to provide every local and organic food growing opportunity available. This also includes highlighting and pointing out areas where wild produce is already ripe for picking and areas which are ideal for foraging for delicious natural treats.

There is a world of goodness outside your home and with a simple look at our Edible Map; you’ll soon see the vast array of naturally growing wild produce just waiting to be enjoyed. In addition to mapping out all the public food growing space that are known of across the York area, Abundance, York’s urban harvesting group is also hoping to collect details of private fruit and vegetable sources. The map itself shows only publicly available areas.

Across York, the Edible Map highlights a vast array of wild fruit trees, ready for their fruit to be harvested and enjoyed, without a polythene bag in sight. From sweet chestnuts to wild apples and damsons to blackberries, the fruit available across York may surprise some people, who weren’t previously aware of the extent of wild, natural produce available. The Edible Map is collated by members of the Edible York team but also accepts submissions from readers who have spotted something interesting.

As well as fruit trees and bushes, plucky foragers have spotted many naturally occurring herbs and spices amongst the hedgerows of the area. The map shows sites growing of garlic mustard, horseradish and even edible roses. With the vast array of natural produce growing, our work at Edible York can only serve to help the community build up from this great starting point and further develop the sustainable food sources in the area.