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Essex Hospitals first in UK to achieve silver Catering Mark for fresh, healthy meals

06 September 2011

Ashlyns Catering [1] has achieved the prestigious silver Food for Life Catering Mark from the Soil Association [2] for serving fresh, healthy meals to Braintree Community Hospital and St Margaret’s Hospital in Epping, making them the first hospitals...

John Lewis launches Soil Association certified wool

02 September 2011

To celebrate Wool Week (5 -11 September), John Lewis will be launching a 100% organic wool range from Soil Association member Cornish Organic Wool .

Your chance to nominate for Grower of the Year Awards 2012

25 August 2011

We have just been informed that the 'Grower of the Year Awards' have been opened up for all to make nominations. We know there are many great organic producers out there so you can be sure we will be entering a few of our producers deserving of an a...

Update to Producers Members from Helen Browning

23 August 2011

Dear Producer member, I have been in the hot seat at the Soil Association for a few months now, and my main task has been reviewing the work that we are doing, and establishing clear direction and priorities for the future. Our staff, Council, and t...

Farmer & Grower board nominations - download the form

19 August 2011

The Soil Association is seeking nominations from individuals who are interested in joing the farmer and grower board.

Whitmuir the Organic Place becomes first restaurant in Scotland to achieve gold Catering Mark for fresh and healthy meals

04 August 2011

Whitmuir the Organic Place achieves prestigious gold Food for Life Catering Mark for serving fresh and healthy meals with organic ingredients.

Welsh Government announces commitment to ‘ensuring a sustainable organic sector in Wales’

28 July 2011

The Soil Association welcomes this week’s announcement by Alun Davies, Wales Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and European programmes, that post 2013/4 there will be a specific organic maintenance fund within Glastir and that the det...

Winners of the 2011 Organic Food Awards announced

28 July 2011

The winners of the 2011 Organic Food Awards were announced at the Start Festival, Clarence House, on Wednesday 27 July, part of the national ‘Start’ initiative, established by The Prince's Charities Foundation to promote and celebrate sustainable li...

Dr Phil Morley joins Soil Association Certification as Fresh Produce Trade Consultant

21 July 2011

Soil Association Certification welcomes Dr Phil Morley, who begins this week as Fresh Produce Trade Consultant.
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