Transition Town Faversham

From oil dependence to local resilience

Faversham Food Guide

Here is a link to our Faversham Food Guide, put together by the Food Group.

The TTF Food Group wishes to encourage residents to make more use of the wonderful food that is produced in and around Faversham. Eating local food reduces food miles, keeps money in our community and tastes excellent! This guide brings together details of many of our local food producers and where consumers can buy their products.

All of the food promoted in this guide comes from within approximately a five mile radius of Faversham. We are fortunate to have a number of producers of fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese and drinks in our local area. There are many other food producers further afield but within the borders of Kent and these are well-documented by the organisation Produced in Kent on their website and in their

booklet. We suggest you look here for information on types of food that are not included in this guide.

The section on pubs, restaurants and cafes includes those that serve a high proportion of local foods. These will vary depending upon the season and we suggest you ask before you order if you want to be sure of local provenance.

While we have tried to be inclusive we may have missed out some local food producers or suppliers. If you know of any that you feel should be in this guide and are not please let us know by e-mailing us at We can then add them when we are next updating the information.

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Herb Bed Official Opening

Saturday 28th 11am

We will be gathering at the library herb bed to unveil the new plaque. If you are interested in the project or would like to know more about what is planted there then please come along.

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Solar Thermal Panels, Biomass Boilers/Heat Pumps…

For people who have installed solar thermal panels, biomass boilers or heat pumps since 2009 or intend to….

The heat is on for householders

Householders could get paid hundreds of pounds a year for heat generated by solar thermal panels, biomass boilers and heat pumps, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker confirmed today.

The tariff levels have been set at 7.3p/kWh for air source heat pumps; 12.2p/kWh for biomass boilers; 18.8p/kWh for ground source heat pumps and at least 19.2 p/kWh for solar thermal.

The new Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for householders is designed to drive forward uptake of renewable heat technologies in homes across Great Britain to cut carbon, help meet renewables targets and save money on bills. The scheme is a world first, and has been up and running for the non – domestic sector since November 2011.

Today’s announcement follows extensive consultation on how a financial incentive would work best for householders and takes into account lessons learned from the Renewable Heat Premium Payment grant scheme (RHPP) and the RHI non domestic scheme.

Read the press notice in full
View the Consultation Response documents

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Invitation to come and watch: The Growing Edge, Permaculture Film
Wednesday June 19th 6 – 9pm
in Chives Café on the top floor of Waterstones on St Margaret’s St, Canterbury.
We will be showing the film Permaculture: The Growing Edge – and having a discussion about it afterwards.
£3 or £2 concessions
Food and drink available
Everyone welcome – come with your friends!
Eco Screenings are bi-monthly eco-film / speaker events hosted by Transition Canterbury. 
Contact me for more information
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East Kent Transition Gathering


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General Meeting!

We’ll be holding a General TTF Meeting in The Railway Tavern’s dining room on Monday 20th May from 7.30pm. Come along!


Best of Faversham!

The Best of Faversham market will run on the first Saturday of the month in Preston St. Everything is made or grown in or near Faversham. Produce will include biscuits, jewellery, soaps, sock monkeys, cards, cheese, etc. The facebook page is and we’re adding photos to show what we’re offering. We’re working with the town market manager, Grahame, and he has been extremely supportive. We, and the local businesses, hope we can all work together to make Faversham a beautiful place to shop.

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