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Down to Earth Co-op
Down To Earth Co-operative has been set up to: Protect and enhance local food sustainability creating stronger, more resilient communities. Reduce health inequalities and impact on climate change by increasing availability of and access to, fresh, organic, locally grown food and food products.
http://www.downtoearth.coop

Farm Crisis Network
FCN is a UK network of groups of volunteers drawn from the farming community and rural churches. FCN volunteers are there to ‘walk with’ and support farming people and families as they seek to resolve their problems, whatever they may be.
http://www.farmcrisisnetwork.org.uk

Fresh-n-Local Farmers' Markets
Fresh-n-Local Farmers' Markets run by Made in Stroud Ltd are certified by FARMA (The National Farm Retail and Markets Association) as genuine farmers markets where you can buy local food direct from the producer.
http://www.fresh-n-local.co.uk

Gloucestershire Farm Shops
Gloucestershire Farm Shops has been created to demonstrate just how much delicious produce is available right on your doorstep. With our independent farm shops located all around Gloucestershire operating under the 'Big G' banner, eating local and seasonal food has never been so easy.
http://www.gloucestershirefarmshops.com

Gloucestershire Rural Community Council
GRCC provides advice and support in the following areas: Community led consultation Community and social enterprise delivering local solutions Funding advice for projects, communities and groups Parish, town and neighbourhood planning Project development and business planning
http://www.grcc.org.uk

National Farmers' Union
The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its Farmer and Grower members. It is the largest farming organisation in the UK.
http://www.nfuonline.com

Red Tractor Farm Assurance Dairy Scheme
The Red Tractor Farm Assurance Dairy scheme sets out to maintain, develop and promote Assurance standards within the dairy industry. The aim is to provide consumers and retailers with confidence about product quality attributes of the milk leaving the farm premises, including food safety, animal welfare and environmental protection.
http://www.redtractor.org.uk

SALSA - Safe and Local Supplier Approval
SALSA is a nationally recognised food safety certification scheme specifically developed for small and micro producers. The scheme allows businesses to demonstrate that they operate using a robust and effective food safety standard.
http://www.salsafood.co.uk

Stroudco
Stroudco is Stroud's only not-for-profit social enterprise providing a wide range of local produce at affordable prices. Stroudco makes a real connection between consumers and farms and other local places producing food and drink.
http://www.stroudco.org.uk

The Soil Association
The Soil Association the UK's leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use.
http://www.soilassociation.org