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A taste of the Churnet Valley

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.

It’s about the local produce, how they rear the animals and how the land is managed

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Hear Richard Godley from the East Peak Countryside Associates talk about local food

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Hear how local businesses are developing new skills

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Hear about where you can find food from the Churnet Valley