Whitby is surrounded by farming, forestry and fishing but has limited local food production in particular dairy products and no local food markets.
A “community food system” is one in which sustainable food production, processing, distribution and consumption are integrated to enhance the environmental, economic, and social and nutritional health of a particular place.
A local micro dairy, food processing and training centre could be an innovative way of using local products, from farm/sea to fork, reducing food mileage and ensuring all stages of food production is environmentally friendly. The training side could involve students/local businesses in developing local food products etc. to supply the large number of local cafés & restaurants with links to Askham Bryan College and National Agri-Food Innovation Campus, Sand Hutton, York.
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