Open day hails local produce

Growers, wholesalers and distributors of food local to the South East are invited to a one-day trade fair named A Celebration of Local Food.

The event at New Covent Garden Market will take place on 6 February with the aim of encouraging Covent Garden Market Authority to buy more local produce.

It will showcase local food and will also feature a conference, Share to Supply, run by English Farming & Food Partnerships (EFFP) to encourage professionals in all parts of the food sector to work together to satisfy demand for local produce.

Speakers will include Stuart Thomson of Public Sector Produce Supplies, who will talk about a group of salad and vegetable growers in Yorkshire who have got together to supply Leeds City Council with fresh produce for schools and homes.

- www.southeastenglandfoodand drink.co.uk/coventgardenopenday.


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