Local Food Week 2015

24 February 2015

Local Food Week is an annual week-long celebration of local food produced within 120km of Wellington’s city centre. It’s in its third year now, and this one is set to be the biggest yet.

Illustration of a woman wearing a fruit hat for Loacl Food Week 2015.

The week will take place from Sunday, 1st March through Sunday, 8th March with free community events like Food writing and Children’s Scavenger Hunts being held across the region.

For those wanting to learn more about many of the exciting local food projects currently going on in Wellington, the best event to attend will be the Launch Party on Monday, 2nd March from 6 – 8pm at Sustainability Trust, 2 Forresters Lane, Te Aro.
There will be a broad range of speakers, from Garden to Tables' in schools programme to Local Food producers.

It’s amazing how much is going on around the Wellington Region

Ania Upstill

Ania Upstill from the Local Food Network said, “It’s amazing how much is going on around the Wellington Region. This week is a fantastic opportunity to highlight all the many ways people can get involved in local food.”

The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of the benefits of local food to both health and the community, and to demonstrate to people in Wellington how they can either produce food themselves or support local food through their purchasing choices.

There’s plenty on

Check out what’s planned for the week:

Sunday, 1 March
Wellington Soil & Health Composting workshop.

Monday, 2 March
Local Food Week Launch featuring speakers representing local food projects and producers at Sustainability Trust.

Tuesday, 3 March
Writing and Local Food at Library Bar.

Wednesday, 4 March
Rhizome Effect Hui at Sustainability Trust.

Thursday, 5 March
Localising Food film at The Film School.
Tour of Parrotdog Brewery.

Friday, 6 March
Urban Edibles Scavenger Hunt Prizes at Sustainability Trust, with food for purchase from La Boca Loca.

Saturday, 7 March
Local Wild Food Challenge in Eastbourne.
Seedling Swap and Share at Island Bay Community Centre.

Sunday, 8 March
Newtown Festival Fair Day, Local Food Network Stall with Seed Challenge.