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Harborough retailers and local producers invited to special food forum

Sustainable Harborough community project officer Jo Sharman with  manager of The Angel Hotel in Harborough Darren Barton.

Sustainable Harborough community project officer Jo Sharman with manager of The Angel Hotel in Harborough Darren Barton.

The Sustainable Harborough group is inviting food retailers and producers from across the Harborough district to join it for a free local food and drink open evening.

The event is taking place next Tuesday, May 20, from 7pm-9pm at Market Harborough Conservative Club in Fairfield Road.

It is designed to bring together pub, restaurant and café owners with local food producers to network and learn more about Sustainable Harborough’s food projects.

The event will feature presentations on the Food Map and edibLE16 projects, both of which centre around the ethical and sustainable production and sale of local produce within the Harborough area.

There will also be a guest speaker from the successful Notts Nosh group, discussing how businesses can get involved in local food and drink projects, and how the projects can benefit businesses and the community.

Sustainable Harborough is a five-year, National Lottery-funded project which aims to create a more inclusive and vibrant community with improved environmental awareness and lower carbon emissions.

It is looking at different aspects of sustainability from social housing and the water supply to the production of local produce.

Jo Sharman, Sustainable Harborough’s community project officer, said: “We’re really excited about the open evening.

“Our aim is to inform as many local food producers and retailers as possible of the benefits of our food projects and hopefully persuade them that a more sustainable way of working is both possible and beneficial.”

“Anybody who is involved in the production or sale of food in Harborough and the surrounding area is very welcome, we look forward to seeing many local business owners there.”

Places must be booked in advance to avoid disappointment. Contact the Sustainable Harborough team by calling 01858 466207 or emailing sustainableharborough@ruralcc.org.uk.

More details are also available at the group’s website www.sustainableharborough.co.uk.

Story by Alex Blackwell

Follow Alex on Twitter, @BlackwellHarb.

 

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