The main aim of Produced in Northumberland is to verify that foods are actually produced in Northumberland or, in the case of meat, that it originates from animals that have lived their entire lives in the county.
The decision to provide the scheme was taken based on the need:
- to promote fantastic foods produced within Northumberland with a view to helping local producers/retailers
- to raise public confidence in local foods and help engage them with the taste of Northumberland
- to build on the ever-growing trend of food tourism by helping visitors enjoy authentic Northumberland delicacies
There are an estimated 1,200 cattle holdings, 100 butchers, more than 100 large/medium manufacturers and a number of farmers' markets, together with an abundance of country pubs, restaurants and small local traders, in the county.
Based on the experience of many businesses, they are now seeing an increase in consumers who are asking about the origin of the food that they wish to purchase and consume.
We boast a wide variety of local Northumberland produce and an assortment of menus to attract visitors to sample our local delicacies.
There is evidence that tourists and holidaymakers coming to Northumberland are generally keen to indulge in tasting what the county has to offer.