Category Archives: Local Food Network

Join the Notts Nosh Network – invite to meeting – and see their latest newsletter

NottsNosh can offer support with funding bids, other benefits to being a member of the NottsNosh Network include:

Quarterly meetings to have your say.
PR support (PR via Blogs, facebook groups, newspapers, TV and radio)
Sharing events via an online calendar
Promotion via the Notts Nosh website and entry onto a local food map.
Support with a listing on BigBarn
Signposting of volunteer(s) to support your project
Potential commercial opportunities
Access to the NottsNosh
Access to food labels and other brand packaging
Skills share and a platform to resolve and tackle common issues
Network wide grow plans; resource sharing; bulk buying
Members information area on the website
Access to the online forum
Support at your events
Learning and training opportunities and ‘paid for’ best practice visits*

If you are interested let me know….

Please see Notts Nosh Newsletter Spring 2013 (1) for the spring newsletter and updates from NottsNosh.

The next Notts Nosh Network meeting will take place on the 20th March at Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens. The network meetings are for anybody with a stake in local food – Community food projects, local producers, suppliers, hobbyists and consumers.

Main agenda items will be the new website and BigBarn opportunity.

If you are interested in attending please let me know.

Until the website is live – if you are interested in using the NottsNosh branding then:

1. Request a members pledge
2. Fill in the members pledge and sign the terms and conditions 

3. Return pledge to myself or
4. NottsNosh will send you the logo electronically and let you know how you can access other branded materials and other network benefits.

Hope to see you all soon

Kind Regards

Rosy Moore

FIG Local Project Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover for Shona Munro)
Groundwork Greater Nottingham
Denman Street East

DDI: 0115 964 8828
Tel: 0115 978 8212
Fax: 0115 978 7496

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Green Festival and Sneinton Festival Coming up

The Nottingham Local food partnership including Ecoworks (and their new electric, vehicular stall), Stonebridge City Farm, AMC Gardens and others are going to be at the Green Festival again this year on Sunday 10th, 11-4pm.

The weather looks ok too, so hopefully see you there!


So here it is guys, this year’s SNEINTON FESTIVAL coming very soon (28th June-8th July). The main festival event is on July 7th 2012.  It starts with a Parade through the streets of Sneinton (with the ‘Olympic Ideals’ theme, promoting positive health, education, citizenship, community & spirituality) the on to Tricketts park for an event jam packed full of excellent activities, arts & crafts, stalls and food to satisfy all tastes. Plus with two music areas -the main stage and the SEND world vibes acoustic tent – we welcome many amazingly talented local musicians, performers and artsist to entertain and wow you all.

For more information check out the full event details on the programme attached or at these links – Front page,  Main programme page
Plus if you want to find out more about a particular event, volunteer or get involved in any way please contact us at
See you all for some wonderful festival fun, games, dancing and much more,

The Sneinton Festival Team

You are invited to the pub!

Please see below a letter written to the Local food Partnership (NLFP) members by Nic from Ecoworks – she wanted me to invite all you community cafes (and cafe supporters) along too, to see how we can get the Sneinton Market going especially in relation to street food……
Dear All,
At the last market we decided that a good old fashioned pint in the pub was called for to bring everyone investing in NLFP / Urban Food / Sneinton Market, to meet and have a relaxed discussion about where we take things next. We have seen it through the wilderness, ahem winter…and now, the rewards of warmer climates approach.
We no longer have the Plunkett Fund to support meeting time, but there is ample opportunity to apply for bigger pots to cover a programme of ‘event/feast/workshops’ and marketing activity with Awards For All perhaps? As well as taping into some other social/economic fund which would support enterprise, resource sharing/development.
Wendy has already begun applying for certain grants for stalls and exhibitions on Sneinton Market, and I have requested this info be shared with you all so we can identify gaps and other strengths/ambitions of local food etc..- live cooking of cultural street food is one
As you know I am off on maternity leave mid july so I’ll be pushed to co-ordinate all of the above, so instead, a pint in the pub should be the first steps to see who and what can be shared into bite size peices, and I’m happy to share application/bid writing.
Pub-wise: The Lord Nelson in Sneinton has been suggested as it has a back room but it will only hold so many, any other near town locations with room and a decent pint? (Paul / Nicky / Mary – appreciate it is a long way to come for a pint, so feel free to email ideas/suggestions if you cannot make it, especially since you all have lots of market experience)
I have attached a doodle link: please pass on the choice of dates to those not on the internet or to anyone you think should be involved or I have missed).
Cheers all, and may a pint or two lead to creative partnerships

Book a stall on Sneinton Urban Food Market this Saturday

To book your stall please complete the details below. Contact for more info, or call her on 01159622200.

Book a Stall at the January Local Food Market


Where:Sneinton Market, Nottingham          Date: Saturday 28th January 2012

Time: Set up before 9:30am                        Market Opens: 10am

Market Closes: 4pm

Fee per stall: £18 Half stall: £10

DEADLINE: 12 noon on Friday 20th January 2012

Please complete the details below. Please note, all stall holders are required to produce the following documentation, a copy of which should be faxed or emailed along with this application form to fax to: 01159622200

  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Food Hygiene Certification (for those responsible for preparing or the handling of cooked food)
  • Risk Assessment for Trading Activity

Thank you. We will provide confirmation of all stall holders by 3pm on  Friday 20th January

Link here to the above info in word document form

Meeting next week

Hello Nottingham Community Cafe

We want to invite you to a meeting next week in the evening at the Stonebridge City Farm 6pm – 7.30pm EITHER WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY 16th or 17th .  Please let me know which, if either, date is best for you….

The Meeting is about the 10th Dec Sneinton Market Relaunch.  There is potential for us to book stalls for this event.  It is slightly complicated which is why I am hoping all who are interested should meet first.

Some advantages to you for being part of this:

This should be a money earner:-

1. It is free to book a stall
2. The event should attract thousands of people.  This is because it is being advertised front page in the Arrow that goes to every home.  Also last year a much smaller Christmas market attracted 2000 people.  There is a risk however that the weather is bitter cold which will of course put people off.
3. This is a great chance to advertise to people through flyers and banners.  It may be that we can do one flyer for all the cafes if we have time to agree on the details. This should lead to more business for all of us.

It is a good chance to develop a taste (or more of a taste) for outdoor catering, and also network amongst some of the local food providers and other interesting people that will be attracted to this arts and market event.

There are only a limited number of slots but it is a long day so I imagine not everyone wanting to be there all day.  There should be a steady stream of people throughout the day from 10am-7pm.  So if we divide this into 3 hour slots let us know how many you want to do also how much space you need – 5foot or 10foot?

These are the sort of details we can discuss with Wendy who is managing the market – I am grateful that she will be there at this meeting to answer questions and come up with a plan together.

Look forward to seeing you next week, if you can’t make it but would like to join in please rest assured we can sort it out over the phone so you shouldn’t miss out!!

Dave Jones

Also please bring a dish each so that together we can all have a bit to eat.

Can Sneinton Market become the Marakesh of the North?


Stonebridge City Farm Summer Event

Stonebridge City Farm are holding an open day on the 24th of July 2011 and we are asking groups, organisations and businesses if they would like to take part. We welcome information stalls, sales stalls, activities, entertainments and anything else you would like to bring to our event. If your stall is making a profit, dependent on the nature of your business we do ask that you contribute a small fee, if you are a Charity or non profit then there is no charge. The day will run from 11am until 3pm the site will be available to stall holders prior to this time to set up.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Hannah Rogers-Gee on 0115 9505113.

NCCN at the Green Festival 2011

A week on Sunday 22nd May you are invited to join us at the Green Festival at the Arboretum in Nottingham from  12-4pm.

We will have a tent or gazebo or possibly even a yurt set up in a cluster of stalls and stands from Ecoworks, Garden to Plate, Stonebridge and other Local Food Groups. I don’t know where we’ll be on site so come and find us!

If you want to come to a steering group meeting (discussing the future of this network) please come at 12pm-12.45pm or/and from 3pm-4pm (we are having two sessions). Between times we will be engaging the public, promoting Third Places around Nottingham, finding about more cafes from the general public, and doing fun activities such as drumming and free soup and bread.

Please arrange to get me some of your publicity material for me to give out/display, and please get in touch if you have any ideas in regard to this event.

News Round Up

Tomorrow I am travelling with Nicola from Ecoworks (thanks for the lift) and others up to Sheffield for the Making Local Food Work Conference (you can watch it live online).  Looking forward hearing about other great projects around the country (e.g Feeding Manchester), but  I think we can be proud of what Nottingham has in terms of its Third Sector projects.  Will report back soon.


I met Roger Moors, the new Food Projects coordinator at Ecoworks, at the Pakistan Centre for lunch (was very tasty as usual) recently.  And he suggested what I thought was a great idea for the NCCN.  It’s a ‘disloyalty card’ based on the loyalty cards of Coffee shops such as Starbucks.  The idea is that some independent outlets all join together to create a card whereby for example 6 visits to any of the outlets get the card holder a free meal/drink etc.

For us as a group of community cafes it could be very nice little bit of marketing, cheap to set up, and as long as 6 of our members wanted it we could get it off the ground quickly.  Maybe change the name from ‘disloyalty card’ to something else?

Above is an example from a group of London independent Coffee houses.


Thanks to the Stonebridge City Farm, Sumac Centre, Roots N Fruits, and Nottinghamshire Deaf Society for signing up recently as full members.


I visited the Sumac on Saturday along with my family for their People’s kitchen, we had homemade pizza’s and other stuff.  It was very delicious and healthy. We all had a good time out in their front garden, with all the raised beds and catering vans – good for hide’n’seek!

The Sumac have a new project, Mutual Aid, which is all about filling in after the funding cuts for support services such as benefits advice. It’s on Sundays from 12pm. Email for more info.