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f3 - who we are and what we do

f3 provides market research, business planning and consultancy services to develop sustainable local food systems.

Our work includes strategic planning, research, feasibility studies and business planning, training for producers and support organisations, and the facilitation of collaborative approaches.

Free enterprise consultancy is now available for community food enterprises in England -read more.

f3 is a Community Interest Company comprising 18 leading experts with UK and international experience. We are all 'veterans' of the local food movement directly involved in real projects, ranging from managing farmer's markets to running a micro-brewery.

Read more about our work on:

enterprise support and business planning
local food distribution and food hubs
IT and e-commerce
public sector strategies and action plans
community food initiatives

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  EU research 'Supurbfood' - a mulit-partner project to look at short supply chains from the perspective of urban rather than rural development.
  Research project for MLFW - how social enterprises in food and farming can collaborate with the private sector
  Research project for MLFW - with CCRI - opportunities and barriers for food production in the urban fringe: See report
  Marketing and Finance guide - a practicl guide for community enterpriese ubder the MLFW programme
  Evaluation of the Local Food Lottery programme - with CCRI - a three year study to identify outcomes and future models for community food enterprise
  Aldingbourne Trust - business plan for a food processing business to use local grade out veg in social firm setting
  Social marketing research - to understand the barriers to buying local food for low income families in Cardiff and how behaviour change is possible