First Torfaen Food Summit

Posted on: Friday 9 February 2024

An event aimed at promoting locally produced food will be held in Blaenavon this month. 

The Food Summit, organised by Torfaen Council’s food resilience team, is the first of its kind in the borough and will bring together producers, suppliers and organisations to help develop local networks and share sustainable practices.  

Residents will also get the chance to meet some of the producers, get tips on how to reduce food waste and sample some free curry. 

Local food producers, suppliers and organisations aiming to tackle food poverty will get the chance to take part in a business event earlier in the day aimed at promoting and sharing good sustainable practice. 

Councillor Joanne Gauden, Executive Member for Economy, Skills and Regeneration, said: "We are thrilled to host the first Torfaen Food Summit, bringing together businesses, community organisations, and individuals passionate about creating a more sustainable food future. 

"This event provides a unique opportunity for networking, learning, and collaboration, and we encourage everyone to join us in this important conversation." 

The Food Summit will be held at Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall on Thursday 22 February, with the first part of the day aimed at businesses and organisations. To attend, please contact 

Members of the public are invited to attend a free event later in the day between 3.30pm until 7pm.

The Food Resilience Programme has received £991,426 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.  

The programme aims to increase the amount of locally produced affordable food and find sustainable ways of tackling food poverty through the Sustainable Food Partnership.   

Find out more about the Food Resilience Programme 

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