County's food and drink celebrated
16 Sep 2021
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Northumberland’s diverse range of food and drink producers is being celebrated as part of British Food Fortnight (Sept 18th - Oct 2nd).
Throughout the event
Northumberland County Council’s Shop Local
campaign will be shining a light on the cream of the crop of what is available and encouraging residents to support and buy local.
British Food Fortnight is an annual event which aims to encourage people to discover the diverse and delicious food and drink made in Britain by actively seeking it out on restaurant menus and in shopping aisles.
With its long-stretches of coastline and rich countryside, Northumberland is becoming well known for the quality of its produce with products being sold across the world.
A special campaign video showcasing just a few of the amazing businesses in the county will be launched during the two-week event including businesses such as Turnbull’s Butchers in Alnwick and Hepple Gin, near Morpeth.
As well as the Shop Local campaign, the council is also behind the Produced in Northumberland initiative, which is an accredited scheme to demonstrate that the business is using or producing produce from the area. It aims to raise the profile of food and drink in the county with visitors, as well as supporting the industry and increasing the local economy.
Mark Turnbull, fifth generation butcher at Turnbulls said: “Here at Turnbull’s we are immensely proud to supply 100% British Fresh Meat all sourced from the local area thanks to our relationships with local farmers and the Acklington Mart. Traceability and quality is something our customers demand and we are very happy to deliver.
“We are also able to offer a huge range of locally produced products, highlighted by the Produced in Northumberland scheme. From Jams & Preserves to locally grown potatoes. Supporting the local economy, and those who have passion for what they create.”
Cllr Wojciech Ploszaj, cabinet member for business at Northumberland, said: “Our landscape and geography means that Northumberland has a rich variety of food and drink produce and businesses helping to put the county firmly on the UK's culinary map.
“Our products are on restaurant menus and bars around the world which is something we can be immensely proud of. At a local level choosing and shopping local and one way in which we can all continue to help this hugely important industry.”
To get involved in the conversation or to add your favourites search for @discovernland on social media
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