Sunday 26 April 2009

local food producers in Thanet?

I listened to an excellent edition of the Food Programme on Radio 4 today. It was visiting the Slow Fish expo in Genoa which is part of the Slow Food movement. They were accompanying cornish oyster fishermen, members of Slow Food Cornwall. It lead me to look up to see if there is a local representative within Slow Food UK locally in Thanet. Looking on the map it seems that Thanet doesn't seem to have a rep, which is a shame. The nearest is the Weald and Kent and is inland.

The promotion of sustainable fishing for the area that serves the local community would be a great concept and could only improve domestic tourism to the area. You've only got to see how well Whitstable has done from its connection with quality local seafood as an example.

I'm still looking for quality local food producers and retailers for the food market in Margate Old Town taking place on the last weekend on the 29th and 30th of August. Pop me a mail if you are interested.

Saturday 18 April 2009

Glimpse exhibition final day

The Margate UK flickr group exhibition has its final day tomorrow on Sunday 19th April. It's had well over 1000 visitors over the last two weeks. I'm told there is an impromptu gathering to send her off from about 2pm onwards. There's a nice series of interviews with the exhibitors on the Glimpse Blog. See if you can detect a common theme. ;-)