Local Food Celebration and Directory


We are now ready to launch the second edition of the Local Food Directory, and invite everyone to join us for a Celebration of Local Food on Saturday 28 April 9:30am til 12:30pm, at the Old School Hall in Hadlow, TN11 0EH.
Free entry!
We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Press release:
The pick of local produce comes to Hadlow
Hadlow is once again to play host to local food producers who will be showing their wares in the village on Saturday 28 April. All are welcome to come, taste and buy a selection of the high quality fare produced within a ten mile radius of Hadlow and Tonbridge.
The Celebration of Local Food will be held in Hadlow Old School Hall, just off the High Street, from 9.30am to 12.30pm. This year’s event builds on the success of the first ever Celebration of Local Food held in April 2011. Stalls will be offering tastings of a wide range of goods including rare breed pork, award-winning cheese, artisan bread, hand-made chocolate truffles, fruit juices, game pies, preserves, home-made cakes, hot snacks and much more – all of it produced within a few miles of Hadlow.

The food market will see the launch of the 2012 Hadlow Local Food Directory which aims to raise awareness of local food producers and outlets and encourage us to think and shop local. The directory, produced by HadLOW CARBON Community, was first published in March 2011. It has now been updated with more entries, reflecting the increased number of local producers who are now selling direct to customers. The production of the directory has been made possible by a grant from Kent County Council Community Fund and sponsorship by Hadlow College.

Julie Monkman of Produced in Kent is delighted to be supporting the 2nd edition of the HadLOW CARBON Community’s local food directory. “It’s a tremendously valuable publication for local residents to find out where local produce can be sourced and bought. I was very impressed with the quality of the local produce that I sampled and bought at last year’s food market and I would urge local residents to attend this year’s food market on Saturday 28th April between 9.30am and 12.30pm when more local produce will be on show.”

Bob Taylor, Vice-Chairman of Kent Farmers’ Markets Association and market manager of Shipbourne Farmers’ Market, comments: “I was most impressed by the research and detail that went into last year’s Directory. It is an excellent reference for local food.”

The directory will be on sale at the event and throughout the village for 50p. 

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