ISLE OF WIGHT COMPANIES TO EXHIBIT AT LOCAL PRODUCE TRADE SHOW IN SOUTHAMPTON

2 food producers from the Isle of Wight will be taking their o the Local Produce Trade Show in Southampton next week.

Calbourne Classics and The Tomato Stall will have their produce on show at this event, which is to be held at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday 30th September.

Organised by Business South, this show will have displays of food and drink from local producers in the Hampshire area plus the 2 Isle of Wight companies. Island-based Medina Foods will also have a stand displaying, amongst other brands, Minghella Ice Cream which has now been produced on the Island for over 70 years.

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Over 50 food producers will be showing their products to buyers and caterers from across the region. A very diverse range of food and drink will include varieties of tomatoes grown in the Arreton Valley together with other tomato-based goods from The Tomato Stall and a selection of Island made products from Calbourne Classics. Run by an Island family since 1989, Calbourne Classics is the largest artisan cake and dessert producer on the Island.

Hampshire producers range from artisan chocolate and biscuit makers to wine and spirit producers and farmers. There will also be a distinguished panel of chefs heading up discussions. These include Luke Matthews, Executive Chef from Chewton Glen Hotel.

As part of the event, there will be talks and discussions. Tim Ferrero, project manager at Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, will give a talk about the Great Solent Seafood project to chefs, independent retailers, hospitality owners and local producers at this important industry event.

The Great Solent Seafood project was launched at the last Local Produce Trade Show with the support of Hampshire Fare which is partnering this project to raise awareness of the importance of selling, buying, serving and eating local, sustainable seafood.

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