Gastronomic assault on Parliament

Catrina Grieves from Kitty's Homemade Ginger Wine.
Catrina Grieves from Kitty's Homemade Ginger Wine.

Food producers from across Northumberland are setting out their stalls at the Houses of Parliament next week to showcase the very best the county has to offer.

The delegation from the county-council-run Produced in Northumberland (PIN) verification scheme will be taking over the Jubilee Room on Wednesday, to bring a flavour of the most northerly English county to Westminster.

Leader of Northumberland County Council, Peter Jackson, said: “Northumberland is proud to be home to a diverse range of businesses who make, sell or serve food and drink that are produced within our county.

“This sector is incredibly important to our economy and the impacts and benefits are far reaching. We know that visitors and residents alike want to know they’re buying locally sourced, ethically produced, high quality food and drink that is Produced in Northumberland.”

One of the delegates, Catrina Grieves, of Blyth-based Kitty’s Ginger Wine, said: “It’s an opportunity to showcase our products to not just Westminster but a much wider and broader audience. We hope it translates into greater sales and increased growth for our businesses, one of the primary criteria for PIN.”