Minister praises goods from county

A scheme designed to promote food and drink from Northumberland has been backed by a senior cabinet minister at Westminster.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 17 February, 2018, 07:40
From left, Coun Peter Jackson, Michael Gove MP and Coun Nick Oliver, cabinet member for corporate services at Northumberland County Council.

And Environment secretary Michael Gove MP believes the county council’s Produced in Northumberland project has the potential to fly the flag for the county around the world.

The initiative awards a trademark to producers whose goods are made in the county and also encourages ethical and sustainable production.

“It is vital in this period of change for British agriculture that farmers and producers know they have the support of both Government and local councils behind them,” Mr Gove said.

“That is why initiatives like Produced in Northumberland from Northumberland County Council are so important.

“I was delighted to receive a small sample of Northumbrian fare and look forward to seeing the impact of the Produced in Northumberland scheme, which has the potential to fly the flag for Northumbrian producers all over the world.”

Coun Jackson said the Produced in Northumberland scheme has already proved popular in the county and he was pleased with the Secretary of State’s backing.