New Angus food booklet launched

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A NEW Angus Food Producers Booklet brings together details of quality local producers in Angus for the first time.

The booklet provides a wealth of information for consumers as well as caterers, restaurants, accommodation providers and retailers.

The aim is to encourage people, whether they run a café, restaurant or shop or simply appreciate good quality local food, to consider using local producers.

Food and drink is a significant part of the local economy and is a key strand of Angus Council’s tourism strategy A Sustainable Strategy for Growth through Tourism.

The council has been working with local businesses, supporting the establishment of a Food and Drink industry group.

Praising the work being done to support and promote the sector the vice-convener of Infrastructure Services councillor David Fairweather said: “Angus is well known for its agriculture and it has some of the finest produce in the country – from beef and soft fruits to the iconic Arbroath Smokie and Forfar Bridie.

“When that is complemented by excellent producers, restaurants and retailers, as it is in Angus, it creates a really strong product.

“People have never been more interested in the provenance of food, and its links with the local area, and this new booklet gives them all the information they need to know about the quality and variety that’s on offer in Angus.”

The producers’ booklet offers not only the details of producers and world renowned produce but also the story of the area’s history, culture and people, giving visitors an authentic Angus experience.

The booklet is part of the ERDF funded Rural Business Tourism Support Project.