Food blogger aims to keep it local - The Evesham Observer

Food blogger aims to keep it local

Evesham Editorial 29th Jul, 2018   0

FOOD and drink lovers across Worcestershire can taste the difference and lend their support to local businesses across the county with the launch of a unique membership card by a respected town food blogger.

The WorcestershireFoodies Card has been put together by Victoria Cronin, who is also known by her readers as ‘Pershore Patty’.

The idea came about after creating the Worcestershire Foodies Facebook group, where people can talk to each other about anything food and drink related in the area.

Victoria writes about her own experiences on her blog and wanted to find a way of connecting local food lovers with independent food businesses.

It’s free for food businesses of any kind to sign up to the directory as long as they are based in Worcestershire, are independently owned and offer a service to the public.

Participants currently include restaurants, pubs, cafes, bars, fishmongers and butchers. Food shops, cookery schools, distilleries, breweries and bakeries are also being encouraged to get involved. The offers listed on the directory will be exclusive to card holders only and will not be valid for anyone who hasn’t purchased a card

“The main theme of my blog is about supporting local restaurants, but I also think that everybody needs a bit of extra help at the moment,” Victoria said.

“Lots of people have started coming back to me to say they’ve tried somewhere because of my recommendations and I wanted to do more to help both the consumer and the food businesses in my local area.

“Similar food and drink cards have been successful in other cities, but I wasn’t aware of one that people were specifically using in Worcestershire.”

“Supporting local doesn’t exclude the chains, I just wanted to find a way to help boost our independents by showing people there is a wide choice.

“There’s been a recent increase in new and unique indies, which is great news for Worcestershire, but only if people are aware that they exist.”

Food lovers can find out more about those involved in the scheme on Victoria’s blog where visitors can view the offers and easily sign up online to purchase the cards.

“My main aim is to link great independents with people who share my love of food and drink, and with the support of my blog followers I’m confident that we will introduce some foodies to new restaurants which are offering exclusive deals to card holders,” Victoria added.

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