Ordering a local veg box is an easy-win ‘Buying Better’ action – and what about buying veg that’s grown right in the heart of Bristol? In 2014 Mary Conway and her partner Jona founded Purple Patch, a small-holding between St Werburghs and Locklease. In this blog post Mary writes about the joys of urban growing and nature-friendly farming.

If you’re a milk drinker, having milk delivered in reusable bottles is one way to significantly reduce your household’s packaging waste. In this blog post Katie Bowden, a participant in Bristol Waste Company’s #WasteNothing Challenge, describes how she has reduced her family’s waste by opting for deliveries.

Our Going For Gold food procurement conference on 14 November will look at issues including the real impacts of food production, international sustainable trade, healthy eating and shortening supply chains, all within the over-arching framework of the climate and biodiversity crisis. This conference is aimed at organisations who procure, buy or source food or who have influence over those decisions.

Rich Osborn founded fresh-range in Bristol in 2014. Fresh-range delivers fresher produce, sourced with care to homes, businesses, schools and universities six days a week. They are a Going for Gold Programme Supporter, and in the blog post below Rich explains why Buying Better is so important, and the changes we can all make.

This month the University of Bristol has been recognised as a Going for Gold Champion for its work across all the #GoingForGoldBristol action areas. In this blog, postgraduate student Ellen McKee who is interning with the University’s Sustainability Department describes some of the Gold-star food sustainability work being done across the University.

What does buying better meat and dairy actually mean? Tim Martin of Farm Wilder explains his version of better meat – better for wildlife, better for the planet and it seems, better for us. By choosing more meat-free meals, you might wish to spend a little more on the meat you do by.

Sims Hill is a member-owned and cooperatively-run community-supported agriculture scheme (CSA) in the Stapleton/Frenchay area of Bristol. CSAs are farms whose members contribute their skills, time and money in return for fresh, local and naturally grown vegetables. In this blog post Sims Hill member Alex Reuer describes how this Bristol-based CSA works and how to get involved.