James Brokenshire has given his support to a campaign to encourage people to buy locally produced food during a special reception at the House of Commons. Suppliers from across the county showcased some of their award winning produce during the ‘Taste of Kent ‘ event including cheese, chocolate, ice-cream, fruit, beer, wine and meat.
The event which was supported by Visit Kent, Produced in Kent and the National Trust was aimed at raising awareness of Kent businesses in the food and drink sector and the contribution they make to the local economy. According to research produced by the New Economics Foundation, every £1 spent locally generates £1.76 for the local economy.
Commenting James said:
“This was a great event to underline the benefits of the food sector to the local economy and how we can help by buying more local produce. There are some incredible Kent businesses producing tasty, high quality food and drink we can all enjoy.”