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Made in Gloucestershire celebrates first 50 members

Made in Gloucestershire has enlisted over 50 local food and drink producers within the first two months of launching - and your business could join too!

The collective representation of outstanding local makers and producers showcases the depth and breadth of the best Gloucestershire's foodie scene has to offer.

Made in Gloucestershire aims to connect locals, tourists, chefs, hospitality managers and fellow businesses with resident producers based in the county. The scheme has already been a hit for aiding local procurement.

Featuring Wolfys, Twisting Spirits, Truffle Hunter, Todenham Manor Farm, The Vanilla Pod Bakery, The Boutique Distillery, Simon Weaver Organic, The BBQ Society, Ethical Addictions Coffee Roasters and The Artisan Kitchen to name but a few, Made in Gloucestershire's directory is packed full of fantastic flavour from Gloucestershire.

Samatha Monoyou, founder of The Sugar Rose Kitchen, said: "I was really excited to see Made in Gloucestershire launch and jumped at the chance to join as one of their first members. The proof is quite literally 'in the pudding', as I have already received a large corporate order through Made in Gloucestershire.

"From helping businesses to buy from each other to supporting residents shop smarter through buying local, Made in Gloucestershire is the perfect one-stop-shop to discover something new.

"There are so many small local producers in Gloucestershire, so to be recognised by a scheme like this is really important. There are tough times ahead for many businesses but by supporting local and buying from small independents, we can all make a difference."

The online directory lists local producers, pubs, restaurants, farm shops, caterers and more. Find anything and everything from brownies and beer to cheese, croissants and cafés.

Dev Chakraborty, deputy chief executive of GFirst LEP, said: "There is so much to celebrate about our county, and our world-class food and drink scene is a jewel in Gloucestershire's crown.

"Already through Made in Gloucestershire I have discovered new businesses I hadn't heard off before, like Cherry Moo Ice-cream who are based just around the corner from where I live! That's the whole point of Made in Gloucestershire; to help everyone find a local business they'll love. Through buying and supporting local, we can help Gloucestershire's economy to thrive."

Supported by GFirst LEP and an array of partner organisations, the scheme is looking for more food and drink businesses to join.

Made in Gloucestershire is fully funded until August 31 2024, so all businesses can enjoy free membership and promotion while the scheme gets up and running in the first two years of operation.

To become a member for free, visit: www.madeingloucestershire.com/become-a-member 

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