Local Food Weekend-Returns March 3rd to 5th 2017


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Local Food Weekend returns to bring some amazing tastes and flavours

Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 5, 2017

Dine at participating outlets and choose food and drink that is made from local ingredients. At least one dish on the menu will be made with at least two locally sourced ingredients and will be marked ‘Growing Middlesbrough’. Ask staff for the Growing Middlesbrough dish or dishes or look for the logo.

Where: Participating cafes, restaurants and food outlets in Middlesbrough.

You’ll find a list of venues on the website www.growingmiddlesbrough or just look for the Growing Middlesbrough logo in windows.

You might not know this fact , but if every adult in Middlesbrough spent just £5 each week with a local, independent shop  it would be worth almost £30m to the town’s economy! Local Food Weekend is your chance to get involved, by sampling gorgeous food and drink from the area in one of Middlesbrough’s vibrant food outlets.

The highlight being the amazing Fairtrade Local Food Weekend at the Dundas Shopping Centre.


Saturday 4 March 2017, Dundas Shopping Centre, Middlesbrough

Organic, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and Korean food, all locally produced, will be the stars of a Fairtrade Middlesbrough Food and Drink event in the Dundas Shopping Centre on Saturday 4th March 2017.

More than a dozen local food businesses, including Rosalind’s Larder, the Olde Young Tea House, The Little Korean, Botton Village and the Green Guerrilla, will join the 20 traders in Dundas Indoor Market to help celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2017.  There will be free tastings and information about Fairtrade goods on offer.

Organised by Fairtrade Middlesbrough and Middlesbrough Environment City, the event will be the highlight in the town of the national two week festival, running from 26 February, to promote the use of Fairtrade goods and persuade more local businesses to stock them.  Middlesbrough has been a Fairtrade Town since 2007.

David Harris, Dundas Indoor Market Manager, said: “This event is going to be a must visit for all foodies and anyone interested in sampling a range of delicious locally produced foods.  There will be tastes to suit all palettes.

“Events like this, combined with our monthly Food and Craft Market, and our established businesses such as Brickyard artisan bakery and Auntie Ambas, the home of the chocolate kebab, will further establish Dundas Indoor Market as the place to visit for good food in Middlesbrough.”

Fairtrade Middlesbrough runs from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 4 March in the Dundas Shopping Centre, Middlesbrough.

Check out the event page here.


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