Welcome to the WFA website!

The Wholesome Food Association local symbol scheme is a low-cost,  grassroots alternative to organic certification for  people in the UK who are  growing or producing food for sale in  their local region.

Members of the WFA who abide by our food production standards and sell their produce locally are entitled to use our quality symbol to certify their production methods.

Good for customers

If you want to support local, small-scale growers and be assured of quality produce grown naturally, head on over to our list of Suppliers to find a grower near you, or read more about us here.

(The WFA is a non-profit organization. If you are not producing food yourself, but you simply like what we are doing and want to help us promote it, you might consider becoming one of our official WFA Supporters. Click here for details.)

Good for sellers

If you are producing food according to WFA principles and are prepared to sign a pledge to that effect, if you are selling it locally, and if you are prepared to uphold the WFA’s ‘open gate’ policy, you will be entitled to the use of our symbol, assuring your customers of the quality of your produce.

The cost? Just £27 a year.

Click here for more of the benefits of belonging, or here to join us.

Find out more

Click the links to read about our principles, our vision and our open gate policy.