The Food Assembly: Sustainable Entrepreneurship
In July 2014, ¡La Colmena Que Dice Sí!, The Food Assembly in English, also known as La Ruche qui dit Oui! in French, was launched in Spain for enabling the general public to purchase high-quality food while supporting small-scale producers, who create jobs and foster social well-being.
The first Food Assemblies were created in Barcelona and Madrid. Now there are Food Assemblies in Valencia, Cordoba, Granada…
Each Food Assembly is an independent and local project while remaining part of The Food Assembly collective. It is the local farmers and foodmakers and a unique community spirit that keeps the Network alive.
Starting in France, and now a movement across Europe, there are more than 700 Assemblies have opened in France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany and Italy.
1. Empower people in creating a better way to eat, by enabling farm-to-neighbourhood access to fresh local food.
2. Create the tools that enable producers to sell directly to consumers.
3. Give access to local, fresh, quality food to as many people as possible.
4. To support the ecological and economic transition to a better, sustainable future.
5. Support the growth of meaningful, fairly-paid jobs in the food and agricultural sector.
6. Revalue food and its role in fostering community and wellbeing.