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

1st September 2021 – Funding from the Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust

We are so pleased to have been awarded a grant for £5000 from the Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust, to cover salaries for the Locavore Growing Project as we work towards expanding our network of partners and growing spaces. This is the second time Custom has received support from CFCT and we are so thrilled that ...

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 ...

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