Advice for individuals~ What YOU can

Advice for individuals~ What YOU can

Advice for individuals

~ What YOU can do to take part ~

· Buy and eat Britain''s regional food - make a special effort during the fortnight to buy Britain''s regional food and if possible to buy if from farmers'' markets, local independent butchers, farm shops, green-grocers, mail-order suppliers and speciality food retailers

· Visiting the countryside? if you are going to the countryside for a day out, to stay in a B&B, to go walking, climbing or camping make a special effort to eat in local pubs and restaurants and stock up on supplies from the local shops.

· Encourage your community to take part - organise an event in your local sports or social club, your children''s school, your local pub or your community centres

· Support your Harvest Festival and supper - the traditional time to celebrate the connection between people and the land. The Church is promoting British Food Fortnight through its networks so ask your vicar what your church is planning

· Fork to Fork - why not grow your own! What about starting your own vegetable garden next Spring!

· Find out what is going on in your region - please look at the website www.britishfoodfortnight.co.uk for information on local, regional and national events, ideas on how to take part, contact details for local suppliers and recipe ideas.


And if you are a member of a School, Social or Sporting Club or Community Centre:

· Consider organising an event …and use British Food Fortnight posters to advertise it. Make a special effort when organising the event to use British food and if possible to buy if from farmers'' markets, local independent butchers, farm shops, green-grocers, mail-order suppliers and speciality food retailers.

The organisers of British Food Fortnight want to hear from you.

Let us know what you are organising. To have your event listed on the website and included in press information - contact us at info@britishfoodfortnight.co.uk or call the Event Office on 020 7840 9292

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