LOCAL FOOD EXCHANGE
As part of the Green Supply Chains project, several times a year there is a Local Food Exchange, which connects local food producers with restaurant owners, hoteliers, schools, kindergartens and other public institutions in the Ljubljana region. The event is now also open to the general public.
To help spread awareness of the importance of locally produced ingredients to those outside the hospitality sector, Ljubljana Tourism organises the Local Food Exchange in conjunction with the City of Ljubljana’s environmental protection department, the Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region, the Ljubljana Agriculture and Forestry Institute and EKOmeter.
The project has already received two major awards: the Premik Naprej 2018 award for biggest improvement in the public sector, and an international award for best sustainable practice in the cities category from Green Destinations, awarded at ITB Berlin, one of the most important tourism trade fairs in the world.