Cambridge Sustainable Food Pledge and Award Scheme Launch

The award winners, old and new, with Cllr Jeremy Benstead, Mayor of Cambridge

It was so great to see so many faces, old and new, at the launch for the Cambridge Sustainable Food Pledge and Award Scheme at the University Centre on the 2nd March. The afternoon was a great success, and following the Award’s successful pilot scheme last year (with funding from Cambridge City Council), we hope that this new edition of the Food Pledge and Award Scheme is as successful as the launch event.


Café Opportunity at The Clay Farm Centre

Looking to open a café in Cambridge? Do you already own/run a café and are looking to change/open a new premises? Cambridge City Council is inviting tenders for a café space at the new Clay Farm Centre development which could be just what you’re looking for!

In addition to the café, the development will consist of a medical centre, a library, community facilities and residential accommodation. The Clay Farm Centre will serve 3800 new homes as well as the existing Trumpington residents so should be an ideal space for a community focussed business!

Cambridge Food Hub – an update from Duncan Catchople, project leader for Cambridge Sustainable Food Hub

Sometime, and sometime soon, the global food system is going to change. It has to: climate change and the depletion of natural resources dictate that ‘business as usual’ in our food supply simply cannot continue for much longer. So change is definitely coming, and we are faced with a choice of whether we are going to passively sit and wait for changes to be forced upon us, or whether we are going to embrace that change on our own terms.  But here is a very positive and forward-thinking project that is meeting the challenges in the food system head-on: the Cambridge Sustainable Food Hub.

CSF and Cambridge University Student Hub

CSF has worked closely with the Cambridge University Student Hub for several years, recruiting student volunteers and participating in their very helpful Social Innovation Programme. We are delighted that now we will be working even more closely with them to recruit students to our CSF Ambassadors scheme and also as regular volunteers for our ongoing Thyme to Cook Arbury family cookery project on Tuesdays .