Project partners and supporters
A housing association which owns and manages almost 3,000 homes on the island. Spectrum Medina are committed to improving their neighbourhoods and communities.
Natural Enterprise draws on its charitable and business roots to create new and dynamic links between the environment and economy.
The Footprint Trust
An Isle of Wight charity dedicated to working with the Island’s community to promote the benefits of sustainable living through practical projects and activities. The Footprint Trust run the Island’s Green Gyms and the Adopt-a-garden scheme.
Dairy Cottage Kitchen
Local catering firm specialising in using local ingredients.
IW Orchard Group
The Isle of Wight Orchard Group aims to conserve, promote and celebrate orchards and fruit and nut trees on the Isle of Wight.
Secretary: Rowan Adams firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Towns is project being piloted on the Isle of Wight encouraging local communities to improve the environment.
Natural Wight is a community conservation programme that is all about finding out more about the beautiful island we live on and helping us to look after it for ourselves and future generations.
Project Coordinator: Claire Hector email@example.com
Local Food Lottery Grants
Local Food is a programme that distributes lottery grants to a variety of food-related projects to help make locally grown food accessible and affordable to local communities.
Eccleston George is a collection of creative people who work together on many different kinds of projects. The collective brings together an array of artists, craftsmen/women, musicians, innovators and creative thinkers and makes them accessible to schools, communities, organisations and businesses alike.
Other food projects on the Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight’s very own grow-your-own project.
I Love Island Milk Campaign
Promoting Isle of Wight milk in our local shops and supermarkets. Currently 80% of the milk produced on the Island is transported to the mainland, while mainland milk is brought over to the Island.
Food producers and suppliers on the Isle of Wight
Apple Farm, Afton
A farm shop selling apple juice, ginger beer and preserves, a cafe, wildflower meadow and apple orchard. http://www.theapplefarm.net
Bembridge Fish Store
Fish caught sustainably in the waters around the Isle of Wight, and available from the fish store in Bembridge.
Best Dressed Crab in Town
The finest local crab and lobster caught fresh every day from local fishing boats, and distributed to suppliers across the Island. Also available direct from their premises in Bembridge.
Briddlesford Lodge Farm Shop
Sourcing the best local produce from across the Island, with a butchers, fresh fruit and veg, IW cheese and buttercup milk.
The biggest free range poultry farm on the Island, with free range duck, chicken and eggs available year round. http://www.brownriggpoultry.co.uk/
A family run business based at Three Gates Farm in Shalfleet, making dairy and bakery products.
A farm shop in Shalfleet stocking an extensive range of local and deli style speciality foods. Open daily 9am-6pm (Sundays 10am-4pm).
Farmer Jack’s Shop
Island farmers with a genuine passion and love of good food, selling the very best local Island produce at our farm shop in Arreton.
The Garlic Farm
Shop selling Island garlic and garlic products, plus cafe using locally sourced ingredients where possible.
Isle of Wight born and brewed. A range of six different beers available in over 80 outlets across the Island.
Hamiltons Fine Foods
A family run Island based wholesale and retail butchers specialising in meat from Isle of Wight farms.
Wholesale and catering butchers with 80% of meat sourced locally direct from the farmers. http://www.islandfoodsiow.co.uk/
Isle of Wight Bacon Company
Free range pork, bacon and sausages from outdoor reared pigs in the Arreton Valley using humane farming methods.
Isle of Wight Beekeepers Association
For information on all aspects of beekeeping on the Island. New members welcome.
Isle of Wight Farmers Market
Regular weekly markets in Newport and Ryde where you can buy local produce direct from the supplier.
Isle of Wight Cheese
Hand made cheeses made on a small dairy farm near Sandown using Island milk. Available in numerous outlets across the Island.
Kings Manor Farm Shop
A farm shop, cafe and bistro offering the best in locally produced and sourced food. http://www.kingsmanorfarm.co.uk/farm-shop.php
Real Island Food
An online shop for local seasonal food. Butcher, baker, fishmonger, greengrocer, deli and grocer all rolled into one, sourcing from the best local suppliers and delivering to your door.
A family run business producing ciders and juices made from apples grown at the orchard in Ashey. http://www.sharonorchard.com/
The Tomato Stall
Using the freshest tomatoes from Wight Salads here on the Isle of Wight to make tomato products including ketchup, oven roasted tomatoes and tomato juice.
Wild Island use Island rape seed oil to make delicious flavoured oils, salad dressings and other culinary items.
Other local food projects in the UK
Incredible Edible Todmorden
The original, biggest and best Incredible Edible project out there.
An active network promoting urban organic food growing in the city of Sheffield. The website includes their well-established Abundance project.
Harvest Brighton & Hove
Helping you grow your own and eat local food
Incredible Edible Lambeth
A collection of peple and organisations who work together to make sure that healthy, sustainable, locally produced food is available to everyone living in Lambeth, regardless of income.
Incredible Edible Wilmslow
Formed in Nov 2010, and run by volunteers who replant unloved plots to improve the look of the town, boost community spirit and share the kowledge of growing and cooking local, seasonal food with everyone.
Incredible Edible Wakefield
Our aim is to inspire and support local communities to grow their own food by helping them set up their own community allotment gardens, edible gardening clubs and small plant nurseries.
Incredible Edible Prestwich
Set up in June 2010 by a group of local people keen to promote a community approach to the growing and eating of locally produced food.
Incredible Edible Ramsbottom
A community group made up of people of all ages and from all walks of life, who have come together to give Ramsbottom a chance for an incredible sustainable future.
Incredible Edible Rossendale
Encouraging residents to grow their own produce, either on their own land, or on community land tended by volunteers. We aim to promote the benefits of eating fresh local food, and to offer local produce in our shops to support the local economy.
Incredible Edible Lancaster
We believe in food for free for all. Our projects around Lancaster will promote local produce, grown by volunteers.
Transition Towns – Totnes
Incredibel Edible Totnes, a Transition Towns project, is an inspired bunch of growers getting veggies and edibles growing in public and unused spaces in Totnes for the common plate.
Edible Bus Stop
The Edible Bus Stop transforms neglected sites across London’s bus network into valuable community growing spaces that are celebrated by local residents and users of the bus route.
Slow Food UK
Work to promote the greater enjoyment of food through a better understanding of its taste, quality and production, delivering educational projects to reconnect people with where their food comes from.