South Pennines Park hosts sustainable food networking event to promote local produce and reduce food waste.

The South Pennines Park and University of Huddersfield are proud to announce its upcoming South Pennines Food Circle.

The initiative aims to foster regional collaboration, promoting locally produced goods, and championing sustainable practices in the food industry.

This event, specifically designed for growers, farmers, and food producers within the South Pennines Park area, is set to be a catalyst for positive change in the region.

Scheduled to take place on Wednesday 26th July between 1pm and 4pm at the University of Huddersfield, the Food Circle will bring together industry professionals, experts, and passionate individuals who share a common goal of creating a more sustainable and resilient food system.

With a limited capacity, this exclusive event promises an intimate and engaging environment for meaningful discussions and valuable networking opportunities.

The primary objective of the event is to highlight the importance of supporting local growers, farmers, and food producers within the South Pennines Park area.

By shortening the food supply chain and encouraging the consumption of regionally produced goods, the event aims to identify solutions the boosting the local economy, preserve agricultural traditions, and reduce the environmental impact associated with long-distance food transportation.

In addition to promoting local produce, the Sustainable Food Networking Event will address the critical issue of food waste.

Katherine Bates from the South Pennines Park, who are one of the hosts, said: “We are thrilled to co-host the South Pennines Food Circle event. This is an exciting opportunity to strengthen our local food community, promote sustainability, and share innovative ideas that can shape the future of our region’s food industry.

“By sharing best practices and collaborating on challenges, the event seeks to inspire practical solutions that can be implemented by businesses and individuals alike.

“Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops and panel discussions focused on innovative strategies to minimise waste throughout the food production and distribution process.

“We invite local innovators to join us and contribute to this important conversation.”

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Visit for more details.

Image: Hedgehog Organics at the Saltaire Food Market