A celebration of local food

This is an archived press release

Tuesday 8 September 2009

08 September 2009

A celebration of local food

More businesses are being sought to join an organisation that promotes food produced or sourced from the Peak District.

And to encourage new members to join Food from the Peak District is holding an introductory event aimed at any businesses with a passion for local food. Everyone attending can meet existing members and sample some of their produce.  

It will be held at the 16th century Old Hall Inn at Whitehough, near Chinley from 12pm to 2.30pm on Monday 5 October.

The Food from the Peak District initiative has three sub-groups - Peak District Foods, Peak District Cuisine and Peak District Butchers - that promote their members to visitors and residents.

The initiative is run with support from the Live & Work Rural, an innovative rural micro-business support and community renewal programme operated by the Peak District National Park Authority.  

Sheila Russell, co-ordinator of Food from the Peak District, said: “We hope the event will attract new members as well as help raise the profile of the group and increase the number of customers we have.”

“There will be a separate section at the event for businesses interested in signing up to the schemes on the day, while existing members will have an opportunity to network and find out what events the group has in store in the coming year.”

Tickets for the event cost £2 and are available from Sheila Russell until 21 September by ringing 07988 338456 or emailing  Members of the public are also welcome to attend.

The Food from the Peak District initiative website - at - is about to be revamped and the group will be launching e-newsletters containing details of special offers and events. A leaflet about the group and its members, called Savour the Flavour, will also be published in a few months time.

Further details about Live & Work Rural can be seen by visiting the website at

This is an archived press release

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