East Yorkshire Local Food & Rural Tourism Network Update
This bulletin includes information, opportunities and resources to help your business grow.
A very warm welcome to our latest East Yorkshire Local Food Network members:
Bert’s Adventure Golf at Dacre Park
Bert’s Pizza & Gelato
Hull Pasta Bar
Kenby Farm CL
Kilnwick Percy Resort & Golf Club
Lighthouse Fisheries of Flamborough
Rose & Crown
The Cakery Bakery
Three Ridings Coffee
Photography Workshops: Creating Captivating Visuals to Help Grow your Business
Tuesday 17 October: The Manor Rooms on the Drewton Estate, South Cave.
Wednesday 25 October: Side Oven Bakery, Foston-on-the-Wolds.
Network members are invited to join us at one of our free, informal, morning workshops, led by Mark Titcombe, Managing Director & Photographer at Holler Marketing.
A picture says a thousand words, a video can say even more. The quality of photos on your website, online shop, social media and in brochures and flyers will reflect heavily on your professionalism. Videos are an essential addition to your website and marketing; the statistics show that visitor engagement is much higher on websites that have videos compared to those without.
For further information, please download the programme below.
Attendance is free, but registration is required.
Free Copies of 2023/24 Enjoy Local Food & Drink Guide for your Customers
The guide features local food and drink producers, places to buy and enjoy local produce, farmers’ markets, food festivals & events calendars and information to help your visitors explore our wonderful area.
You might like to order some free copies for your customers and add the following link to your website or social media posts for customers and followers to download a copy of the eGuide, which has links to members’ websites:
Driffield Show 2023
Many thanks to Alison from Church Farm Cottages and Freddie from Drewtons for helping on the stand we shared with Visit East Yorkshire.
It was great to catch up with so many of our members and partners, as well as promoting the delicious food and drink we are so lucky to have on our doorstep.
We also enjoyed the demos from Rebekah at Laurel Vines and Thierry at T C Patisserie!
There’s Still Time to Reserve your Place for the Visit Hull and East Yorkshire Tourism Conference 2023
This is a chance for tourism businesses across Hull and East Yorkshire to connect, collaborate and uncover what is next for our region. Taking place on Wednesday 27 September (9:30 - 13:00) at Tickton Grange Hotel, this conference is FREE to attend. The VHEY team looks forward to seeing you there!
NB Tickets are on a first come first served basis and a maximum of 2 tickets will be offered to each organisation.
For more information and to reserve your free place, click here
Bridlington King Street Market Food Festival
Sample some of the amazing food the East Coast has to offer.
More than 30 stalls. Local and national produce, artisan and street food, international cuisine, seafood, real ale and more. Gluten free and vegan options.
Taking place on 24 September, 29 October and 19 November (Christmas lights switch on). From 9.30am weather permitting.
For further info click here to visit the Facebook page.
Join The Deep in Becoming a Sustainable Palm Oil Champion
The Deep is working in partnership with Chester Zoo, Murdoch Associates and AAK to help make Hull & East Yorkshire the first sustainable palm oil region in the UK. Continuing the fantastic work of their friends at Chester Zoo, The Deep would like to work with the hospitality and food service sector within Hull & East Yorkshire. Palm oil is a fantastic product widely used around the world in food, cosmetics, cleaning products and much more, however unsustainably produced palm oil is causing harm to the planet’s wonderful rainforests, river systems and the species that call them home. The Deep is committed to supporting a positive shift demand from non-sustainable to Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO).
If you would like to find out how you can become a champion for the Hull & East Yorkshire region, please email email@example.com.
How Would you Like to Have Juice Produced from your Own Fruit?
Yorkshire Wolds Apple Juice is taking bookings for appointments for their fruit pressing service.
As well as making the most of your harvest, your own juice will add something special to your parties and summer barbecues. Giving a bottle of juice made from your own fruit makes a unique and personal gift for friends and family.
For further information visit www.yorkshirewoldsapplejuice.co.uk
You May be Eligible for up to 60% Funding Towards Training Costs for your Business
Vicky Anderson Business Services & Training has part-funding through the European Social Fund available until 31 October, but when it’s gone, it’s gone forever. The funding is available for pretty much all training, can be completely bespoke and can be done on your site or in your area, so no need to travel.
For further information and to find out if your business is eligible, call 01609 882408 or visit www.va-training.co.uk
The Yorkshire Mark is a community of businesses celebrating Yorkshire’s fantastic food & drink, promoting the talent of Yorkshire makers, independent local businesses, and the region’s amazing produce to customers across Yorkshire, the UK and beyond. A distinctive, fully trademarked ‘made in Yorkshire’ brand, the Yorkshire Mark offers a powerful way for businesses to communicate the provenance of their products and services on their packaging, branding and marketing materials.
Striving to support growth, facilitate collaboration and improve opportunities for the region’s food and drink businesses, the Yorkshire Mark offer a host of benefits for its members, from a listing in their member directory and opportunity to list their products in their online Marketplace, as well as exclusive access to events, webinars, networking opportunities and more.
You can learn more about the Yorkshire Mark at: www.yorkshiremark.co.uk
Congratulations to Half Moon Brewery on their 10th Anniversary
Jackie and Tony are celebrating in style with 10 of the best at their Big Brewery Bash on Saturday 23 September from 12.30pm - 10.30pm. 10 years - 10 beers! Live music, street food & lots of beer!
For more information click here
Hotham’s 2023 TripAdvisor Award
Congratulations to Emma and Simon at Hotham’s Gin School who recently won a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice award for top tourist attraction for the third year in a row, whilst also celebrating their 5th anniversary!
For more information about Hotham’s visit www.hothams.co.uk
Mr Moos Features in The Times Top 10
Congratulations to Harry and the team at Mr Moos who were recently named by The Times in their Top 10 list of the ‘UK’s Tastiest Ice-Cream Shops by the Sea’.
For more information about Mr Moos Real Dairy Ice Cream Parlour and Cafe, visit www.mrmoos.co.uk
EYLFN Membership Sticker
If you would like a membership sticker, please click on the button below and next time I am in your area I will drop one off.
An electronic version can also be downloaded below and added to your promotional material.
Join East Yorkshire Local Food Network for Free & Reap the Benefits
View EYLFN membership benefits and criteria here
Click here to join VHEY and EYLFN online
Alternatively, if you are an existing VHEY partner who meets the EYLFN membership criteria, simply click here to email your contact details to us
How to Join East Yorkshire Rural Tourism Network
Membership is free to all tourism related businesses in rural East Yorkshire.
To be added to our database, simply click here to email your contact details to us
Keep in Touch
Our networks are facilitated by the Rural Team at East Riding of Yorkshire Council and work closely with Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (VHEY).
Members of our business-led steering group give their time voluntarily to help shape future activity.
Please keep in touch and let us know of any news you would like us to share with members and partners.
Click here to contact us