Alton Local Food Initiative was formed in 2009 to encourage and enable people in our local community to be involved in growing, sourcing and eating local, seasonal and responsibly produced food.
We do this by looking after 11 growing plots in and around the town, holding events to share seeds, swap seedlings and promote local produce. We encourage local children to get involved through our annual competition and we enter our plots into ‘Alton in Bloom competitions. We promote fresh local produce and are interested in ways of supporting local producers and small businesses and encouraging people to consider the environmental impact of food production and transportation. We also produce seasonal recipe leaflets to encourage and inspire people to cook and eat local fruit and vegetables.
We welcome anyone who is interested in any of these aspects of our work and would like to get involved. To find out how see Join us.