A new culinary guide about the best local organic produce from the Liverpool City Region has been released, and features several businesses from Liverpool.
The booklet was produced by Food Tourism Connect, a campaign which aims at raising awareness of rurally produced food and drink in the Liverpool City Region. Central Liverpool businesses that are included in the guide are:
Liverpool Cheese Company, Woolton
Waterfront Cafe, Museum of Liverpool
Alma de Cuba
Filini at Radisson Blu
60 Hope street
The guide includes an overview of what local foods are in season at particular times of the year, an introduction to several local ‘food heroes’ including Paul Askew of the London Carriage Works, a directory of local suppliers and three ‘taste trails’ – routes around the region which take in noteworthy local food suppliers.
Stanley Street Producers’ Market, which takes place on the first Saturday of each month, Lark Lane Farmers’ Market, which takes place on the fourth Saturday of each month, and Woolton Farmers’ Market, which takes place on the second Saturday of each month are all highlighted as excellent places to buy local produce.
Pam Wilsher, Head of Visitor Economy Development of Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We hope this guide will make it easier for locals and visitors to our area to eat fresh, local, food produced right here in the Liverpool City Region.
“Whether you want to find your nearest farmer’s market, eat at a city centre restaurant that makes great use of local produce or really make a day of it and go on a ‘taste trail’, this guide has something for everyone.”
Vickie Anderson of the Liverpool Cheese Company, added: “So many people are interested in eating fresh, local food but it can be hard to know where the best places to go are.
“Buying local doesn’t just mean that food is likely to be fresher and tastier, it also means that you’re supporting local businesses and re-investing in your local community.
“Local people, and bars and restaurants across the Liverpool City Region are so important to our business, and this guide is an excellent way to reach them. We’re delighted to be included.”
Food Tourism Connect is funded by Defra’s Rural Development Programme for England. The initiative is a commitment to raising the profile of rurally produced food among visitors to Liverpool City Region and to drive demand by promoting it direct to consumers, buyers and wholesalers.