A tasty new trail is to be launched in Shropshire helping both visitors and locals discover and sample the county’s fabulous local food.
The Shropshire Good Food Trail aims to highlight Shropshire venues that grow, make, sell or serve the county’s finest and most sustainably produced food in a fun and informative map and guide.
The Shropshire Good Food Partnership, which promotes good sustainably produced local food, has come up with the initiative and is now urging local producers to sign up to register to be part of the trail.
Jenny Rouquette of the Shropshire Good Food Partnership says the food trail will be launched at Shrewsbury Food Festival on June 24 and run until July 9.
It aims to signpost the public to producers and suppliers who are creating fantastic food that is good for people, the county and the planet.
“Shropshire already has an outstanding reputation for its top quality local food. We would like to celebrate this and share the story of our amazing local food with not only those who live here but also visitors to the area.
“We want to give everyone the chance to follow the trail which will guide them to the hidden gems of the Shropshire food economy and discover the value of supporting sustainable home-grown produce,” she said.
The food trail is designed to give a boost to the Shropshire food economy and all the businesses and organisations involved.
All those who sign up to the trail will benefit from a county wide promotional campaign. They will also have chance to connect with other like-minded good food producers and suppliers in the area.
The creation of the trail has been supported with funding by the Sustainable Food Places organisation and the Co-Op Foundation.
Further information on how to register to be a part of the Shropshire Good Food Trail is available at https://www.shropshiregoodfoodtrail.org.
The Shropshire Good Food Trail initiative will be followed by the Shropshire Love Nature Festival which is also organised by the Shropshire Good Food Partnership. The month long series of events will run from July 22 to August 6.
The Shropshire Good Food Partnership is a community interest company to promote, support and encourage local good food in Shropshire. It is a member of the Sustainable Food Places Network.
The SGFP will also be hosting the Marches Real Food and Farming Conference at Linley Farm on September 15 and 16.