Eating sustainably produced food is not only good for ourselves but also for the environment. Here at Friends of the Earth Malta we believe in supporting sustainable agriculture and eating seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables that have been produced by local, small-scale farmers.
Sustainable farming supports nature and biodiversity and safeguards our rural land. If we are to be true sovereigns of our food systems, we must work with farmers and demand more from policymakers. Let’s say YES to good food and good farming!
Make a direct impact for better food and farming
Join the Photo Competition!
Are you passionate about sustainable farming? Do you think food should be good for our health, safeguard the environment, and support the farmers producing it? If the answer is yes, spread the word by sharing your views and photos!
- Take a photo of a recipe you’ve tried, a farmer you visited, local produce, home-grown crops, or any action related to sustainable food and farming. Be creative with your photos!
- Post it to Instagram with a positive message, tag @foe_malta and use the tag #SupportMalteseFarmers We want to know all about your photo and opinions on what makes good food and good farming.
- Get loads of likes! The post which garners the most likes by 15th May 2020 will win a fantastic workshop for 2 people worth €130 at the Mediterranean Culinary Academy!
What’s in season?
Local fruit and veg are picked fresh throughout the seasons, that is why they are packed with flavour and are more nutritious. Short travelling distances mean that carbon footprint is at a minimal. Buying local produce supports our farmers and preserves our rural landscape, and moreover the carbon footprint is tiny since they are not travelling from all over the globe. Eating local and seasonal couldn’t be yummier with these delicious recipes, posted each month so that you can try out these simple culinary delights.
Conversations with Maltese farmers
Join Our Bee Cause
Bees are essential to us humans and yet they are under threat. Our food and economy depend heavily on bees pollinating most of our fruit and vegetables. Without bees we’re in trouble and we need to take action now, for the sake of people and wildlife. Visit our Bee Cause page to learn more about how you can help bees to thrive.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This webpage reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
This project is co-financed by the Ministry for Education and Employment (MEDE) and the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations.