Local food suppliers

LCON and Good Food Oxford have collaborated to produce the 2nd edition of ‘Act Global, Eat Local – A Food Directory for Oxford‘.  The directory, aimed at promoting low carbon and local food shopping, was launched during Low Carbon Oxford week .

It is now available to buy from various local and independent food outlets and farmers’ markets in Oxford for £1, or by contacting LCON.  There will also be reference copies in most Oxford community centres and community libraries.  The directory can also be downloaded as a PDF here and the entries can be found on the interactive map below.

What Oxford eats accounts for around a fifth of its total carbon emissions. The food system of the city is responsible for the equivalent of 380,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. To put that into context, this is twice the emissions arising from all of the cars in the city.

In a city that consumes nearly 130,000 tonnes of food a year, only 52% is sourced within the UK and a mere 1% comes from local sources.  This directory is about increasing awareness of all the amazing local food sources and outlets in and around Oxford so that people from all walks of life can make an informed choice about where they get their food from.


List of outlets with available directories: