One of the great benefits of a healthy landscape is good local food.
Encouraging and supporting local food producers is an important long-term project.
Although this is a fertile area there are few food businesses. Some small local farms produce high quality lamb and pork and there is potential for honey production, cheese-making, brewing and chocolate making.
We are helping existing businesses to grow and to market their products better and encouraging new business start-ups. We are also working with local shops, pubs and restaurants that could sell local produce.
In time, we will produce a food map of the Churnet Valley and maybe a Churnet Valley food mark.