• Can Farmers' Markets Improve Access to Fresh Local Produce for Families on Low Incomes? Anne-Marie Bur Common Cause Co-operative, 1999, 9pp. (Free) (Download PDF doc)
  • An Evaluation of Three Farmers' Markets in Lewes Anne-Marie Bur, Topsy Jewell, and Katharine Rayner, Common Cause Co-operative, 1999, 53pp. (Download PDF doc)
  • An Evaluation of Two Village Produce Markets. Rolvenden and Broad Oak Brede. John Russell and Kate Hart Common Cause Co-operative, 2002
    (Download PDF doc)
  • The Friendly Vegetable Book Tina Deubert Common Cause Co-op, 2004 40pp. (OUT OF STOCK) (Download PDF doc)
  • Healthy Eating Initiatives and Food Provision in Primary and Secondary Schools Anita Tull Common Cause Co-op, 2001, 136pp. (OUT OF STOCK)
  • Local Sussex Meat. Where to find it and How to Buy it. Report and Directory. Compiled by Steve Newman for Common Cause Co-operative 2005 (Download Report and Directory)
  • Local Produce Survey, Lewes Area Lucy Alston Common Cause Co-operative, 2005 (Download PDF doc)
  • Reducing Food Miles: Forging Better Links Between Food Producers and Village Shops in Sussex Anne-Marie Bur SRCC, 38pp. (OUT OF STOCK)

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Welcome to Common Cause, a Lewes based, not for profit social enterprise, that promotes the local economy by supporting sustainable farming and facilitates wider access to local foods and direct access to involvment in growing food. You can become a member of Common Cause Co-operative and help support us and your local community by filling in a membership form.
Common Cause was established in 1991 and has initiated or been involved in a wide variety of projects since its beginnings, some of which now continue independently:


Farmers' Market

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Next Markets Saturday April 4th and Saturday April 18th

Our award winning  market was established in 1997 and has grown to become one of the most vibrant and successful Farmers’ Markets in Sussex

Each month we have nearly 40 producers, offering a wide range of both staple and specialist local produce, plus seasonal guest producers to tie in with the growing year.

The market meets on the first and third Saturday of each month on Cliffe precinct from 9.am - 1pm

 All, our stallholders are all involved in the production of their produce and are based within a 40 mile radius of the town. We visit all our producers to ensure we understand the growing or production practise and that it meets the required criteria.

Ringmer Orchard News

Moth Trapping with Michael Blencowe

Friday 7th August 8pm till late. 

Come along and enjoy a wonderful evening with the magnificent Michael Blencowe learning about the different varieties and their individual characteristics. More details to come but we hope to allow people to set up BBQ's before the moth trapping and enjoy al fresco dinner first. 


Help @Brighton Permaculture Trust scale up the scrump and build THE FRUIT FACTORY in Stanmer Park.

They need £12K in 30 days - every pound counts for their @Buzzbnk crowdfunding campaign - LIVE NOW


Brighton Permaculture Trust’s Fruit Factory is all about local food. Across Sussex huge amounts of fruit are left unharvested and go to waste.Turning unwanted fruit into jams, chutneys and juices, The Fruit Factory will create delicious produce. The Fruit Factory will also educate and share with all what seasonal and environmentally sound food looks (and tastes!) like.

Help them scale up the scrump! Thank you.


LOAP news
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Goes all through the year! 
For more details see our project page
call 07908 063047
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