Borough Market is London’s most renowned food market, and a source of exceptional British and international produce. Borough has long been synonymous with food markets and as far back as 1014, and probably much earlier, London Bridge attracted traders selling grain, fish, vegetables and livestock.
Borough Market was matched with local charities by the FoodSave project, working together with Plan Zheroes (www.planzheroes.org), which supports and inspires food businesses to donate their surplus food to good causes. Food businesses trading in Borough Market often have delicious surplus food left over at the end of the day, which they now make available to a range of local charities that help vulnerable people in the local area to eat well.Download full case study
Kappacasein Dairy is a small artisan cheesemaker in Bermondsey, producing various types of cheese using unpasteurised cow’s milk from the Commonwork Organic Farms in Kent. The 1000 litres of whey the dairy also produces each week was previously being used for energy generation, but owner and chief cheesemaker Bill Oglethorpe was keen to send it to feed pigs instead.
Clean Bean is a manufacturer of organic tofu just off Brick Lane. Before Clean Bean became involved with FoodSave, its soy pulp or okara (a by-product of tofu production) was previously being sent to landfi ll – apart from a brief period in 2013 when it was used to feed pigs at Stepney City Farm, as part of The Pig Idea campaign.Download full case study