Food Preserving Enterprises

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If you are still interested in setting up a food enterprise on your university or college campus please do email us at and we can share some useful resource and good practice with you. 

What is food preserving?

Preserving food is a fantastic way to reduce ‘food waste’; traditionally done when there was an abundance of seasonal produce which could then be used at another time of year rather than being left to rot. Preserved food can include; jams, jellies, marmalades, pickles, chutneys as well as dehydrated or bottled produce and even fermented vegetables such as kimchi or sauerkraut

Why set up a food preserving enterprise?

Good for you, good for your institution, good for your community.

  • A sustainable food option for students, staff and members of the public.
  • Provides real-life experience of setting up and running an enterprise.
  • Enhances employability skills – leadership, teamwork, planning etc.
  • Potential income generation for your students’ union or society.
  • A chance to raise awareness about the importance of buying sustainable food.
  • Supports the local economy and community partnerships.