Foodlink Northwest encompasses the whole of the field to fork activities of the local food chain in the Northwest and represents a partnership of interests with a passion for the region’s locally produced foods.
At the outset they obtained support for the project from a diverse group of individuals, charities, businesses and not for profit organisations that recognise the connection local foods have on the environment, communities, sustainability, tourism, and lifestyle choices. In understanding the driving philosophy behind the Foodlink Northwest project it is easiest to consider it as a compendium of common cause which will be brought together in a flexible approach where converging aims and objectives define a need for co-operative effort.
In that sense the Foodlink Northwest project isn’t about them, but more about the connections they make during the project with others who share common views. This was one of the features that attracted The Egg Award 2013 to take a look at what they do.
As the project develops they hope to enlarge this initial co-operative arrangement as others see the benefits of working to the common cause and the flexibility the project has to enable differing interests to be drawn together and contribute in the local foods common bond whilst maintaining their own individual characteristics.
|Cumbrian Delight/ Friendly Food & Drink||www.cumbriandelights.co.uk|
|Appleby Creamery Ltd||www.applebycreamery.com/|
|Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution||www.rabi.org.uk|
|Ladies in Beef||www.ladiesinbeef.org.uk/|
|Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses||www.butlerscheeses.co.uk|
|Cumbria Farmers Network||www.thefarmernetwork.co.uk/cumbria|
|Farming & Countryside Education||www.face-online.org.uk|
|The Lake District Hotels||www.lakedistricthotels.net|
|Friends of the Lake District||www.fld.org.uk|
|The Lowry Hotel||www.thelowryhotel.com/|
|Mawsons of Bailey Ground||www.mawsonsofbaileyground.co.uk|
|Bailey Ground Hotel||www.baileygroundhotel.co.uk|
|Low Sizergh Barn||www.lowsizerghbarn.co.uk|
|Councillor Lynn Wilson (Hyndburn BC)||http://bit.ly/lur6KE|
|Northcote (Nigel Haworth)||www.northcote.com|
|Alderley Edge Hotel||www.alderleyedgehotel.com|
|The Sun Inn – Kirkby Lonsdale||www.sun-inn.info|
|Macdonald Manchester Hotel||www.Macdonaldhotels.co.uk/Manchester|
|Freemasons at Wiswell||www.freemasonswiswell.co.uk|
|Radisson Edwardian Manchester||www.radissonedwardian.com/|