The Larder Lancashire

food fairness for all

Welcome to The Larder

The Larder is a social enterprise which promotes food that’s healthy, local and seasonal. We work through our Cafe, Arts & Community Hub, Food Academy and network of local farmers & producers.

The Future of Food and Farming in Lancashire

For more information and to book your place contact Kay Johnson before 12 May 2023 kay@larder.org.uk

Energy Saving Thermal Cooking Bags

The Larder has teamed up with The Sewing Rooms social enterprise in Skelmersdale to supply energy-saving SewFab thermal cooking bags to our Kids in the Kitchen families and our trained Food Champions, to highlight this energy saving way to cook hot nutritious meals…


The Larder Cafe, Arts & Community Hub

In February 2019 we opened the Larder Cafe, Arts & Community Hub on Lancaster Road in Preston city centre PR1 1DD. A community space used by poets, artists & creatives, knitting groups, musicians, carers & many more, as well as providing outside catering.

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The Larders Food Champions

Read more about the Larders food champions training, get involved and see the difference it can make in local communities


Creative Community Kitchen

“We need to get something started quickly to help people get through the winter,” said Kay Johnson, The Larder’s founder, and director.

We are seeking funding for a new project to address the cost-of-living crisis. “The Creative Community Kitchen initiative is based on the National Kitchen model from World War One and will provide cooking classes and communal eating in a warm, safe space,” said Kay. “The programme will be delivered over 6 months from the Larder café kitchen where our experienced Food Champions will offer cook and eat sessions to people from marginalised communities in Preston.

If you or your business would like to support our Creative Community Kitchen Initiative please email ruby@larder.org.uk Read more…..

Veg Advocates

The Larder is proud to have three of our team involved in the Food Foundations Veg Advocates national programme. Our veg advocates are always looking for new ways to promote the fantastic farmers and vegetables grown locally.