Produced in Northumberland events

Produced in Northumberland events

Northumberland Tourism annual conference

  • Date: February 26
  • Venue: Kirkley Hall, near Ponteland
  • A pilot-launch of Produced in Northumberland will take place. 
  • At the launch, council representatives will be presenting the scheme to businesses and also promoting the fact that depending on business scale we may be able to assist them with provision of relatively low cost labelling and nutrition calculation.
  • Most pre-packed food will have to be labelled with nutrition information from 13 December 2016, so there could be an interest from businesses in nutrition calculation that we could provide.
  • Other staff from the council's commercial team will also be available to provide business advice on food standards, hygiene and health and safety issues and to point them in the direction of additional business support.

Local Producers Networking meeting 

  • Date: March 3 
  • Venue: Moorhouse Farmshop, Stannington
  • Time:  5pm - 7pm
  • Meeting of Local suppliers and distributers with the aim of creating distribution networks around the region.
  • Book a free ticket by visiting  
  • Limited tickets due to room space

Alnwick Tourism Fair

  • Date: March 16
  • Venue:  Willowburn Leisure Centre, Alnwick
  • Time 10am - 2.30pm
  • Annual tourism businesses leaflet exchange and networking.
  • Entry Free just come along.

Meet the Maker Meet the Buyer Trade Event  / Hexham Tourism Fair

  • Date: March 16
  • Venue: Hexham Mart
  • Time 10am - 2.30pm
  • Combined event Meet the Maker Meet the Buyer Trade event for local makers to meet regional buyers
  • Hexham Tourism Fair - annual tourism businesses leaflet exchange and networking.
  • Entry free to tourism businesses and trade buyers

Ongoing development of a Northumberland Food & Drink Charter - Lead by Active Northumberland 

Northumberland Food & Drink Conference

  • Date: October 4th
  • Venue: Morpeth Town Hall
  • Northumberland's first food & drink conference bringing together all sectors interested in food & drink.
  • Time: TBC
  • Entry fee: TBC  
  • More information coming.

Signing up to Produced in Northumberland

Any business can sign up to the scheme (to which an annual fee applies) as long as they can verify that food items that they manufacture, serve or sell were made in Northumberland.

To gain verification, manufacturers and small scale producers will have to prove that their produce has been produced in Northumberland. For butchers and farmers, in addition they will also have to prove that the livestock from which their meat originates are from Northumberland farms.

Retailers will have to prove they have a variable selection of Northumberland-made food and drink from a number of different producers. These should be clearly identified as “Produced in Northumberland” to avoid confusion with other food and drink on sale.

For B&Bs with a limited breakfast menu, there is the requirement to show that they are providing at least three main foods that are produced in Northumberland for their guests, e.g. kippers, bacon and sausage.

Other hospitality businesses, e.g. pubs, cafes, hotels, restaurants and similar, will have to prove they have at least nine main foods divided between the breakfast, lunch and evening menu. Should they only provide breakfast and lunch, or lunch and evening meals, then they must prove that they use six main foods divided between the two menus.