News and views

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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
COVID-19 – Producers come together to support the sector

COVID-19 – Producers come together to support the sector

A North East Food and Drink group is launching a delivery service in an attempt to keep members afloat and get good food to people in the region. A virtual market to promote, sell and deliver high-quality local North East food and drink during the coronavirus lockdown...

read more
FADNE launches with high profile visit from DEFRA

FADNE launches with high profile visit from DEFRA

The North East’s food and drink community played a crucial role in an important visit last week, when it hosted the Defra team leading Government’s first in-depth review of the UK’s food system in 75 years.  Coordinated by the newly-launched Food and Drink North...

read more

Food and Drink North East
The Beacon
Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE4 9PQ 

E: info@fadne.org

Food and Drink North East is a community interest company (CIC) whose aim is 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. Our overall objective is to grow the sector’s contribution to the regional economy to 10% GVA by 2025.

Connect with us
Follow us on the social platforms below and tag us in your food and drink-related news using #fadne or #FoodandDrinkNorthEast