Welcome to Custom Food Lab.

First and foremost we are a collective of people (artists, designers, researchers, growers + activists) who are passionate about food and the future – where food comes from, how it’s grown, it’s potential to tell a story, to connect people to each other, to nature, to heritage, to discover long lost sustainable practices, to reimagine a food system outside of capitalism.

We operate through growing, cooking and sharing food, developing research and artistic projects which explore, expand, dream and share knowledge.

We make food.

We make work about food.

We grow food.

We write about food.

latest news and events

31st July 2021 – The Locavore Growing Project is a Holiday Activities and Food Partner

We are really proud to be able to deliver an amazing programme of outdoor learning for children in Folkestone during August through the LOCAVORE GROWING PROJECT. Thanks to the Holiday Activities and Food Programme, we have been able to offer free places for children eligible for free school meals and we can’t wait to get ...

GARDEN HOLIDAY CLUB in the Locavore Community Garden

The Locavore Growing Project, in partnership with Martello Primary are pleased to announce that we will be delivering 4 weeks of fun and learning around food and wellbeing during the summer holiday. Booking prioritises children eligible for free school meals so if you or someone you know could use this, please get in touch asap! Tuesdays-Fridays ...

Disorganising Metabolisms

For Disorganising, the Marrickville School of Economics are collaborating with the School of Instituting Otherwise and the Food Art Research Network hosted by Custom Food Lab to explore economies that foster circularity, interdependence and establish bio-culturally diverse principles that circumvent capitalist paradigms of risk and profit. In this workshop we will explore how artist led economies are ...

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