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Great News as Newcastle Markets Set To Reopen

Great News as Newcastle Markets Set To Reopen

FADNE has worked tirelessly to lobby local leaders to allow outdoor markets to continue, and it has now been announced that Newcastle City Council has put in place the necessary safety measures that will allow markets to reopen on Wednesday 2nd December.

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Introducing our new DiNE (Dine in North East) box

Introducing our new DiNE (Dine in North East) box

A new concept box from Local Heroes NE that champions the absolute best of North East food, drink and chef talent. It brings together the North East’s most accomplished chefs with the finest North East produce to give you a food box filled with delicious meals and produce.

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Standing up for British Standards campaign for the WWF

Standing up for British Standards campaign for the WWF

In late August 2020, GRUB Productions was asked to work on a Standing up for British Standards campaign for the WWF to promote British food standards through the voice of local people involved in supplying, producing and working within the food industry.

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GRUB Productions – Our specialist creative content division

GRUB Productions – Our specialist creative content division

We have some incredible food and drink stories across the North East, and a fantastic history of food heritage, identity, culture, innovation. To celebrate these stories, we launched GRUB Productions in June 2020, a specialist creative content division from Food and Drink North East.

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FADNE’s Community Fund boosts vital work

FADNE’s Community Fund boosts vital work

More than £1,000 worth of fresh produce has been donated to vulnerable families and individuals using a Tyneside-based food bank, thanks to a new initiative celebrating the North East’s food and drink heroes. The milk, butter and eggs from regional producers has been...

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Terry Laybourne’s North East food memories

Terry Laybourne’s North East food memories

I guess that my first food memories are from visiting my Nana’s house in Elswick as a 4 – 5 year old in what must have been around 1960. It didn’t seem so at the time but when I reflect back now it’s clear that there wasn’t much money around; it was by no means a...

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Local Heroes Virtual Market goes from strength to strength

Local Heroes Virtual Market goes from strength to strength

At the beginning of lockdown Food and Drink North East (FADNE) consulted hundreds of food and drink producers and merchants from across our region. Asking them how the COVID-19 crisis will impact their businesses. The results were startling, to say the least, with...

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An Open Letter by Jessie Jacobs

An Open Letter by Jessie Jacobs

Hello, My name is Jessie Jacobs and I am a Director at Food & Drink North East (FADNE). I am a social entrepreneur with eighteen years experience in charity leadership, local and national campaigns and a former senior parliamentary researcher. I am also, Tees...

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Food and Drink North East is a community interest company (CIC). We aim to build a vibrant and engaged community that champions positive trade, promotes a sustainable circular economy and acts as a collective and inclusive voice for the region’s food and drink sector. Focussed on four strategic areas, our objective is to grow the sector’s contribution to the regional economy to 10% gross added value (GVA) by 2025.

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