Mid & East Antrim

Mid and East Antrim Sustainable Food Places partnership group currently consists of Council Officers, organisational stakeholders such as Northern Health and Social Care Trust and Social Farms and Gardens, and community stakeholders such as Positive Carrickfergus and Larne Area Community Support Group.

We are committed to developing a Strategic and Collaborative Approach to Good Food Governance and Action through Sustainable Food Places.Our Vision is ‘A Borough renowned for the vibrancy and diversity of its food culture and celebrated for sustainable food produced from sea, coast, mountains, farms and gardens’.

New members will be encouraged to join in 2022.

What we do

- Terms of Reference agreed

- Kitchen Table Talks programme 

- Draft Action Plan agreed

Currently working on a new concept we're trying to encourage local produce to be utilised on allotments, promote healthy eating, give people opportunities to cook and taste local and cultural food within their communities as well as support those most in need.

MEABC has embedded Sustainable Food Places into the Council’s Roadmap to Sustainability and The Big Plan (Community Plan), both of which are key strategic documents that will ensure the longevity of Sustainable Food Places in the borough. Sustainable Food will continue to be a key element in ensuring sustainability remains at the forefront of all councils' activities and services, and beyond. 

Now we are members of Sustainable Food Places, we can use 2022 to be a platform for expanding the wide scope and ideas.