The Market Harborough Local Food & Drink Forum is a group of local businesses, producers and customers with an interest in promoting and supporting the use of local food and drink within the town. We held our first open event in October 2013 and following on from this a steering group has been formed. The steering group has now gathered more information on the community’s perspectives of local food and has started on some initial projects which were identified from heat initial first event.
The Steering Group have held a variety of events since 2013 which benefit the Local Food and Drink Community including a Food Labelling Seminar, which took place in October 2014, which allowed those attending to find out about the changes to Food labelling Laws by Leicestershire Trading Standards Service as well as the opportunity to listen to inspirational speaker Chris Sands of Totally Locally about building local distinctiveness in your business and your community and how businesses in Harborough could work together to celebrate their individuality.
The Food Forum Steering Group have also volunteered their time to develop the Market Harborough Local Food and Drink Map which shows the local produce which is sold grown, reared, made and sold in around Market Harborough. The second version now available from participating retailers and local producer outlets including:
Simply Simon’s Bistro Cafe, edibLE16, Waterloo Cottage Farm, The Angel Hotel, Joules Yard & Eating House, Aldwinckles, Bates Butchers & Delicatessen, Martin Hobbs Fishmongers, Duncan Murray Wines, Ashley Farm Shop, Emerson & West’s Delicatessen & Tearoom, Farndon Fields Farm Shop, The Red Lion Pub at Sibbertoft, Just So Italian, The Bottle Kicking Cider Company, The Langton Brewery, Warner Edwards Distillery Ltd, Orchard Farm Veggies, Harborough Market, Harborough Farmers Market, The Waterfront Restaurant, The Garage Bakehouse, Welton’s Deli, Louisa’s Place, The Oat Hill, The Admiral Nelson, Pearman’s Farm Shop, Keythorpe Game, Saporito Fine Foods, Farrinheight Foods, Two Bird Spirits, Newlands Dairy, Chevelswarde and Welland Valley Vineyards.
The Steering Group has also supported the Local Food Hub: edibLE16, Waterloo Community Garden and is continuing to look at ways of promoting the use of Local Food and Drink as well as supporting Local Food and Drink Businesses.
If you would like any further information about the Local Food and Drink map, Waterloo Community Garden, edibLE16 or would like to be a member of the Local Food and Drink Forum Steering Group then please contact us.