28th Oct, 2016

Vale food guide aims to bring local trade a boost

Evesham Editorial 11th May, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A POPULAR guide to the tasty food grown and produced across the Vale was unveiled during the launch of the British Asparagus Festival.

The latest version of Transition Evesham Vale launched the latest version of its Local Food Directory at the Fleece Inn in Bretforton on April 23.

Along with Gus and Morris men and women the new directory celebrates and promotes the scrumptious food grown and made in the Vale.

Fleece landlord Nigel Smith wrote the forward to this year’s directory and said how privileged he felt to have played a part in supporting Transition Evesham Vale’s campaign to promote local growers.

His pub is a part of the growing number of food outlets which have registered with TEVs 30:30 Scheme, which supports those eateries which procure and sell at least 30 per cent of their food from within a 30 mile radius of Evesham.

And Nigel explained in the forward how many businesses in the Vale have moved from locally sourced produce being an occasional adjunct to menus to being an essential for much of the market.

Steve Martin, chair of Transition Evesham Vale, said: “5,000 copies of the new directory will be distributed via children from local schools to homes in the Vale.

“Transition Evesham Vale hopes that recipients of the directory will use it to increase the support for local growers, farm shops and local businesses who manufacture delicious jams, pickles and world beating meat pies, made here in the Vale.” he added.