We aim to increase the amount of locally grown locally made food eaten in Abbots Langley. This reduces food miles and the CO2 emissions associated with transport. It also reduces traffic on the roads and helps the local economy. It may also help reduce the pesticide load on us by increasing the number of small scale organic food providers.

To support this aim we

Have planted a Community Orchard [Link]

Run a regular Community Market [Link]

Run Apple fest [Link]

Run APES, Abbots Parish Eco Schools [Link]

Support Kings Langley Country Market [link], Kings in Transition Market, Sunnyside Rural Trust  Good Hope Project, the Abbots Langley Gardening Society [link], AIMS [link]

We run Transition Streets [Link] part of a national project [link] which helps residents reduce their bills, reduce waste and food miles and travel

Food

Helping you find local, seasonal, fresh food.

Abbots Langley Gardening Society one of the oldest gardening societies in the country, established before 1866.

Farming For All  A social enterprise working in the Hertfordshire area providing guided activities and training at allotment, farm, outdoor or educational sites for adults and young people.

Landshare  Connecting growers to people with land to share.

Local Food Advisor  Award winning producers, suppliers and farmers markets.

Wild and free fruit  Places where fruit trees and bushes can be found.

Heritage Seed Library works to safeguard rare vegetable varieties, that were once the mainstay of British gardens.

Farmers/Community markets
Berkhamsted Farmers Market
St. Albans Farmers Market On the 2nd Sunday each month, from 8am to 2pm

Kings Langley Country Market  runs 10-12 every Thursday morning from Odd Fellows Hall, High Street, Kings Langley.

Transition in Kings runs a market in the High Street from 9am on the 3rd Saturday of each month

 

Local Food

Eggs from local garden hens

Eggs from local garden hens

Local Food

Jams and honey

Jams and honey

Local Food

Locally ground and roasted coffee

Locally ground and roasted coffee