Join us...

I am interested in joining or finding out more
about Local Food (& More!)

User membership

Worker membership

Supporter membership

We don't like junk mail either so rest assured we won't pass your details on to any third parties.

I'd rather you didn't contact me with future promotions and offers at Local Food (& More!)


Mail this page to a friend...

To forward this page to a friend, simply fill in the details below.

Yours and your friend's details will only be used to send the email and will not be stored by Local Food (& More!).

Feeding community spirit!

  • Print page
  • Email page

The Beginning

Little Canfield is a small rural village near Stansted airport that has recently been expanded by a new housing development, known as Priors Green. Facilities include a church (All Saints), a renowned plantery (Langthorns), a new allotment site, a pub (The Lion & Lamb), a small hall and a pet shop.

A group of local residents recently revived a disused allotments site, which now has 26 plots for individuals and 2 community plots for wider community use. This brought many members of our diverse community together for a common goal, but also highlighted the fact that the village lacks a cohesive centre or hub for people to come together.

Several local foodies set up a monthly market, partly to raise funds for the allotments by selling refreshments, but also to provide a meeting place for residents to get together for a community mingle.

As a consequence, Local Food (& More) was born, with the aim of creating a multi-functional hub for the village, showcasing local talents and cottage industries and thereby promoting local employment, offering volunteering opportunities and harnessing the talents and skills of local people.

Local Food (& More!) is also an ideal weekend meeting place to get together or to stop off and have a coffee at the Green Café, after your stroll, cycle or horse ride on the Flitch Way.