The East Riding of Yorkshire Local Food Network (ERoYLFN) will be staging the first of a series of business events designed to increase the profile and availability of local food through hospitality businesses and specialist food retailers.
The ERoYLFN is managed by a sector-led steering group whose aim is to promote the wide range of delicious food and drink available in East Yorkshire for the benefit of local food businesses and communities.
This free morning event (to be held at Beverley Tickton Grange on Tuesday, 22 March), which is open to local food and drink producers, hospitality businesses, specialist food retailers and organisers of local food markets and festivals, will offer an excellent opportunity to network, share successes and experiences and find out how sourcing and promoting local food and drink can give businesses a competitive edge.
The keynote speaker, Denise Walton, Vice-Chair of the Scottish Borders Food Network, who farms close to the Berwickshire coast, will share the benefits of belonging to a local food network and the successes they have achieved in the Scottish Borders.
There will also be an opportunity to see the resources available to the ERoYLFN, including mobile demonstration kitchens to promote local food, and businesses will be able to take part in discussions to help shape the future priorities of the network.
David Nowell, food and beverage executive, Beverley Tickton Grange, and acting chair, East Riding of Yorkshire Local Food Network, said: “We are embarking on an exciting new chapter in the development of the local food network and I would urge businesses to come along and benefit from being a part of it.”
If you would like to attend this event or find out more about the ERoYLFN, please contact Julia Soukup, local food development officer, on 01759 306624 or Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org