The South Downs Food website has been up and running for just five months and it has quickly become the largest local food network in the country. It now has more than 250 members and 10,000 monthly newsletter subscribers.  Many local food producers, retailers and hospitality businesses have joined the online network. The website provides a free online directory and networking service to help businesses promote their produce to local people and visitors.

The website was created by Natural Partnerships CIC, a community interest company based in Sussex which manages projects to promote food and farming. The project has been seed funded by the South Downs National Park Authority and The Southern Co-operative.

South Downs Food is sharing a video to explain what makes it so popular to join