Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

The Food and Drink Forum recognises businesses’ needs to meet and learn in order to thrive. Networking and industry award events provide an informal way to make connections and create commercial opportunities whilst training events offer a more formal way to introduce new thinking into a business. The Forum runs range of events throughout the year to meet these needs, enabling food and drink businesses to create growth and promote the sector as a whole.

 

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

* Sutton Bonington Farmers MarkeSutton Bonington Farmers Marke

Time: 1:50 pm

Based at the University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonington Campus, this student run farmers market takes place monthly during term time and is a former winner of market of the year at the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2012. Making local, fresh and seasonal produce easily available to university staff, students and the community, Sutton Bonington Farmers Market has over 35 local food producers, with products ranging from locally produced vegetables, cakes meats and more.

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* Bristol Farmer’s and ProducersBristol Farmer’s and Producers

Time: 8:30 am

Bristol Farmers’ and Producers’ Market gives you the chance to buy a number of different products from a number of great food and drink companies, Bristol Farmers’ and Producers Markets’ is an awarding winning market held every Wednesday. You can buy produce from great companies such as Somerset Charcuterie, Little Hollows Pasta and Xisto Wines.

* Planning ProductPlanning Product

Time: 10:00 am

Food and Drink – Planning Product Diversification for New Markets Identifying and developing appropriate customers and markets for your product will set your business on a course to success. This seminar will provide a framework to support food and drink producers in diversification and profitable sales growth. James Finn will share with you his insight gained throughout a long career with large FMCG Manufacturers selling to UK Multi and Discount Retailers. He will set out processes to guide you in your growth journey, highlight potential risks to be avoided and set out strong control processes. You will come away with the tools needed to ensure your business grows profitably. Who should attend this session? Food and Drink Producers who are planning to diversify their offering into new markets or to new customers within the UK and beyond. What will we cover? •Researching and understanding new markets and customers, using readily available reports •Introduction to product and consumer trends •NPD and recipe formulation •Why product costing is important and how to make it work for your diversification •How to identify new markets and prepare your distribution channels •How to stay on the right side of regulations (e.g. labelling), Competitor analysis •Building customer relationships What outcomes can you expect from joining us? You will leave this webinar with a range of tools to help you: •Knowing what market data is available and how to access it. •Ability to understand new and emerging trends. Where to look for new trends and what trends are relevant to your food sector •Increased understanding of the impact of sales growth on your business •Understanding of the importance of complete and accurate product costings •Insight into what to look for in identifying appropriate new markets and customers for your product •Increased understanding of Technical and Regulatory compliance and how to get help •Awareness of distribution channels available to you •Ability to foster excellent customer relationships Who’ll be presenting this webinar? James Finn is an outstanding sales and marketing professional who combines highly developed commercial instincts with a formative technical career James has a passion for working and supporting food and drink businesses to realise their potential and deliver outstanding results. This presentation is delivered in partnership with Business Gateway Growth Hub and Food and Drink Forum and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Places are limited and priority will be given to trading SMEs based in Leicester and Leicestershire.

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* Harborough MarketHarborough Market

Time: 8:00 am

Held on the first Thursday of each month, Harborough Market has been running for over 800 years and gives you the great the opportunity to browse and buy an assortment of great food products. Some of these products include fish, cheese, cakes, sweets and even non food products such as jewellery, furniture and pet supplies. This is a great place to buy a number of great food and drink products.

* Natasha’s Law Food Labelling SNatasha’s Law Food Labelling S

Time: 10:00 am

Currently, food prepared on the premises in which it is sold is not required to display allergen information on the label, meaning allergy sufferers sometimes lack confidence buying food to eat whilst they are out. Join our webinar to find out how the law may affect you and what measures need to be put in place before October 2021

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

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* Wollaton Farmers MarketWollaton Farmers Market

Time: 8:00 am

Wollaton farmers market is in a convenient location ready for you on the first Saturday of every month, with producers selling a wide range of food and drink products for you to purchase. These products include beef, pork, fruit, veg and flour.

* Bath Farmer’s MarketBath Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Held at Green Park in Bath every Saturday, Bath Farmers’ Market has been running since 1997, promoting some of the best quality products from various different companies. The market also supports small or new producers as well as some of the established companies that are around today. Here you can find award winning produce such as fish, pork, sweet pastries, chocolates, tea & coffee and many more.

* Stroud Farmer’s MarketStroud Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Twice awarded the best Farmers’ Market in the UK, Stroud Farmers Market is the place to be for great products. Countless amounts of companies attend the Farmers’ market and countless amounts of customers attend to by the best quality produce. You can find companies such as Gould’s Cheddar, Bow-in-the-Cloud Wine Vineyard and Faithfull’s Quality Baking.

* Burbage Farmer’s MarketBurbage Farmer’s Market

Time: 2:19 pm

Taking place on the first Saturday of each month, Burbage Farmer’s Market gives you a wonderful chance to browse and buy a number of different products from a number of different great companies. Some of these products consist of cakes, cheese, farmhouse pies and sweet treats amongst many more wonderful products for you to get your hands on.

* Axbridge Farmer’s MarketAxbridge Farmer’s Market

Time: 4:21 pm

Held right in the centre of Axbridge in Axbridge Town Square, Axbridge Farmers’ Market has been running for fifteen plus years and is home to some of the best food and drink companies across the South West. The market is held on the first Saturday of the month and for the past two years has been shortlisted for Taste of the West’s Best Farmers’ Market. Some of the regular stallholders you can find here consist of The Humble Pie Co, Fussels Fine Foods and Mere Fish Farm, amongst twenty two other companies that can be found at the market.

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

* The Source Trade Show ExeterThe Source Trade Show Exeter

Time: 10:00 am

The Source Trade Show Westpoint, Exeter. If you have a serious interest in speciality foods, quality drinks, profitable catering and inspired hospitality, you cannot afford to miss the Source trade show. The Source is the South West’s biggest and best show of its kind for good reason. No other event serves up such a rewarding and valuable mix of comparative tastings, innovative ideas, networking opportunities and inspirational experiences. Taking place at the start of June 2021 this well-established event is the ideal way to give your business fresh momentum as you gear up for the new season.

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* Loughborough Farmer’s MarketLoughborough Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Loughborough Farmer’s Market is a great place to sell local food and drink products including bread, fruit and vegetables , eggs and honey. The market also has plans to add a new Craft Market to the existing market, which will help to appeal to a wider audience. This is a brilliant opportunity for you to find a range of local products and is not one to be missed. This event is being held on the second Wednesday of every month.

* Bristol Farmer’s and ProducersBristol Farmer’s and Producers

Time: 8:30 am

Bristol Farmers’ and Producers’ Market gives you the chance to buy a number of different products from a number of great food and drink companies, Bristol Farmers’ and Producers Markets’ is an awarding winning market held every Wednesday. You can buy produce from great companies such as Somerset Charcuterie, Little Hollows Pasta and Xisto Wines.

* Flexible Workforce DevelopmentFlexible Workforce Development

Time: 9:30 am

Food and Drink – Flexible Workforce Development Plans Effective and timely workforce development planning is more than just forecasting headcount. It helps provide agile staffing solutions that complement the future direction of your business. A good workforce plan informs the business planning process and provides important data including recruitment, time to hire and staff retention rates. This workshop is a practical hands-on session that will show you how to get the best out of their most valuable asset – your workforce. You will learn how to best plan and focus on addressing some of the key challenges in the business such as skills shortages and succession plans. Who should attend this session? Managers of staff within a food production environment What will we cover? Understanding the organisation and context How to build a flexible and resilient workforce How to identify Skills gaps and areas of succession Employee retentions initiatives Work-Life Balance Understanding of peaks and troughs of business cycles Addressing skills shortages across the organisation What outcomes can you expect from joining us? You will leave this webinar with a range of tools to help you: A strategy for addressing skills shortages and gaps Improved employer engagement Better retention and recruitment strategies Ability to deal with change This is an interactive, action planning online workshop. You will leave this session with handouts and a practical action plan which can be implemented within your business. Where possible, we would like to encourage you to join this session with your video camera turned on and when instructed by the facilitator, you may un-mute your microphone to take full advantage of the interactive nature of the workshop. Who’ll be presenting this webinar? Tracy Duggan is a highly skilled coach, trainer and organisational development practitioner with proven influencing, negotiation and advocacy skills at a senior executive level. I have a unique blend of expertise which includes: project and partnership management; service delivery and design with a strong track record in developing and delivering UK wide skills solutions and campaigns.

* The Source Trade Show ExeterThe Source Trade Show Exeter

Time: 10:00 am

The Source Trade Show Westpoint, Exeter. If you have a serious interest in speciality foods, quality drinks, profitable catering and inspired hospitality, you cannot afford to miss the Source trade show. The Source is the South West’s biggest and best show of its kind for good reason. No other event serves up such a rewarding and valuable mix of comparative tastings, innovative ideas, networking opportunities and inspirational experiences. Taking place at the start of June 2021 this well-established event is the ideal way to give your business fresh momentum as you gear up for the new season.

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* Chesterfield Farmers MarketChesterfield Farmers Market

Time: 8:00 am

Chesterfield Farmers Market is home to some of the best locally produced products in Derbyshire, taking place on the second Thursday of every month, this is something not to be missed. There are a multitude of products sold at the market ranging from fresh Italian pasta sauces, locally brewed ales, freshly caught fish and locally grown fruit and vegetables.

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

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* Castle Donington Farmer’s MarkCastle Donington Farmer’s Mark

Time: 8:00 am

Castle Donington Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday of each month and is home to some great producers such as the Peckish Artisan Kitchen, Patricia’s Jams & Chutney, Nick the Fish and many others. A range of products are sold here consisting of Indian snacks and sweets, local honey, eggs and tea and coffee. This is the ideal place to get a multitude of products and not one to miss.

* West Bridgford Farmers MarketWest Bridgford Farmers Market

Time: 8:00 am

Taking place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month, West Bridgford Farmers Market is a place for people to buy products from a multitude of companies, with prod-ucts such as mushrooms, cheeses, hand-made chocolates and honey. This is the perfect place to go to keep up with the latest fresh produce throughout the D2N2 area.

* Weston Local Producers MarketWeston Local Producers Market

Time: 8:30 am

Weston Local Producers Market — Taking place on the second Saturday of each month, the Weston Local Producers Market gives you the amazing opportunity to buy some of the best quality products from the best local food producers. You can purchase a number of different products, such as cheese., meat, bread and fruit and veg, amongst many more products.

* Frome Farmer’s MarketFrome Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:30 am

Frome Farmer’s Market is held on the second Saturday of each month, Frome Farmer’s Market is the recipient of many awards, including most recently a Gold Taste of the West award. There is a great amount of companies that you can choose from to be produce, with products ranging from cheese, cider, meat, scotch eggs and many more.

* Keynsham Farmer’s MarketKeynsham Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Taking place on the second Saturday of each month, Keynsham Farmer’s Market is a n ideal source for some of the best food produce around. The market consists of established and award winning food and drink companies such as the Humble Pie Co, Somerset Cheese Company and the Incredible Brewing Co.

* Stroud Farmer’s MarketStroud Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Twice awarded the best Farmers’ Market in the UK, Stroud Farmers Market is the place to be for great products. Countless amounts of companies attend the Farmers’ market and countless amounts of customers attend to by the best quality produce. You can find companies such as Gould’s Cheddar, Bow-in-the-Cloud Wine Vineyard and Faithfull’s Quality Baking.

* Bath Farmer’s MarketBath Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Held at Green Park in Bath every Saturday, Bath Farmers’ Market has been running since 1997, promoting some of the best quality products from various different companies. The market also supports small or new producers as well as some of the established companies that are around today. Here you can find award winning produce such as fish, pork, sweet pastries, chocolates, tea & coffee and many more.

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

* Street Food LiveStreet Food Live

Time: 9:00 am

Street Food Live Europe’s ONLY B2B event for street food and catering professionals live at London's Excel

* The International Drinks ExpoThe International Drinks Expo

Time: 10:00 am

The International Drinks Expo 15-16th June at London's Excel Centre

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* Bristol Farmer’s and ProducersBristol Farmer’s and Producers

Time: 8:30 am

Bristol Farmers’ and Producers’ Market gives you the chance to buy a number of different products from a number of great food and drink companies, Bristol Farmers’ and Producers Markets’ is an awarding winning market held every Wednesday. You can buy produce from great companies such as Somerset Charcuterie, Little Hollows Pasta and Xisto Wines.

* Street Food LiveStreet Food Live

Time: 9:00 am

Street Food Live Europe’s ONLY B2B event for street food and catering professionals live at London's Excel

* Packaging & LabellingPackaging & Labelling

Time: 10:00 am

An introduction to some of the areas of compliance within Food and Drink Production. This seminar will provide food and drink producers with an overview in HACCP, labelling regulations, nutritional information and exporting. Food and Drink Regulations are incredibly robust and in place to protect the consumer. Ensuring producers are fully aware of the rules allows them to be more creative when developing products for new markets. The seminar will touch upon the areas of HACCP, labelling regulations, nutritional information and exporting and will include a discussion on the challenges you face in each of these areas. Further workshops will then be available to go through the complexities and address your concerns. Who should attend this session? Food and drink producers who require support with their HACCP systems or require a better understanding of labelling regulations as well as what is required for Nutritional Information What will we cover? Labelling Regulations for all markets (Retailers, foodservice, online markets and export markets) Regulations for nutritional information Lab testing requirements Shelf-life extension Sustainable packaging Labelling for Export What outcomes can you expect from joining us? You will leave this webinar with a range of tools to help you: A better understanding of the regulations and how they apply to you and your products. A plan of action to take back to the production site for making improvements.

* The International Drinks ExpoThe International Drinks Expo

Time: 10:00 am

The International Drinks Expo 15-16th June at London's Excel Centre

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* Skills In The WorkforceSkills In The Workforce

Time: 10:00 am

Skills In The Workforce During this session, we’ll explore different ways to close skills gaps through training, apprenticeships and placements. The workshop will debunk common myths about these opportunities, including the impact on employers and will highlight current opportunities. The session will also provide details about the Skills Access Hub team and how they can provide one-to-one support to any SME based within D2N2, to bring new skills into the business to support productivity, resilience and competitiveness. Who Should Attend? Any SMEs based in D2N2, that are interested in bringing new skills into the business. What will be covered: • Different ways to bring new skills into a business • Common myths about investing in skills and impacts on business • Current skills opportunities Learning Outcomes: • Better understanding of ways to bring new skills into a business • Greater understanding of how investing in skills can impact a business • More informed about current skills opportunities • Deeper knowledge of the Skills Access Hub service and how to access support Presenter Anna Mackenzie

* Source Roadshow BristolSource Roadshow Bristol

Time: 10:00 am

The Source Roadshow is a new trade show for Bristol 17th June 2021 This new Bristol event brings regional, artisanal products right into the heart of Bristol where producers will be able to share their knowledge and expertise with buyers from the city. It’s your opportunity to meet a fantastic selection of food and hospitality businesses all in under one roof, in Bristol – from high quality produce to innovative equipment, EPoS systems, to business services. Meet key South West, UK and international food and drink producers, as well as service providers, alongside a superb selection of Taste of the West (the regional food group) and BARBIE (Bristol Association of Restaurants, Bars and Independent Establishments) members. If you’re buying food and drink, to reflect the ever-changing needs of your customers, there’s nothing quite like a face-to-face event for you to test, touch and taste and add value to your offering. Keep up with the latest developments and spot fresh opportunities. Discover remarkable local products with fascinating provenance stories to tell and spend valuable time with passionate producers and knowledgeable suppliers face-to-face. Buyers can compare different flavours and textures, build relationships with new partners, catch up with colleagues, clients and friends, as well as get a feel for the latest trends.

* BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW SUMMERBBC GOOD FOOD SHOW SUMMER

Time: 10:00 am

BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW SUMMER - 17 - 20 June 2021 Get ready for a summer celebration packed full of delicious recipe inspiration, sample and shop from hundreds of artisan producers, try a hands-on workshop and see the UK’s top chefs and experts cooking up fresh recipes live on the numerous stages across the Show. Plus - unique to this Show – your ticket includes FREE entry to BBC Gardeners’ World Live. It's the ultimate summer day out for foodies!

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

* BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW SUMMERBBC GOOD FOOD SHOW SUMMER

Time: 10:00 am

BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW SUMMER - 17 - 20 June 2021 Get ready for a summer celebration packed full of delicious recipe inspiration, sample and shop from hundreds of artisan producers, try a hands-on workshop and see the UK’s top chefs and experts cooking up fresh recipes live on the numerous stages across the Show. Plus - unique to this Show – your ticket includes FREE entry to BBC Gardeners’ World Live. It's the ultimate summer day out for foodies!

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* Beeston Farmers MarketBeeston Farmers Market

Time: 8:00 am

Held in Beeston Square, this newly formed farmers market allows customers to buy fresh products, all locally produced and in a great location. You will have the ability to speak directly with both artisan producers and farmers to pick their brains about the food and drink you will be purchasing. A plethora of products are sold here, including handmade fudge, artisan bread, speciality teas and many more. The market is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

* Bath Farmer’s MarketBath Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Held at Green Park in Bath every Saturday, Bath Farmers’ Market has been running since 1997, promoting some of the best quality products from various different companies. The market also supports small or new producers as well as some of the established companies that are around today. Here you can find award winning produce such as fish, pork, sweet pastries, chocolates, tea & coffee and many more.

* Stroud Farmer’s MarketStroud Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Twice awarded the best Farmers’ Market in the UK, Stroud Farmers Market is the place to be for great products. Countless amounts of companies attend the Farmers’ market and countless amounts of customers attend to by the best quality produce. You can find companies such as Gould’s Cheddar, Bow-in-the-Cloud Wine Vineyard and Faithfull’s Quality Baking.

* BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW SUMMERBBC GOOD FOOD SHOW SUMMER

Time: 10:00 am

BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW SUMMER - 17 - 20 June 2021 Get ready for a summer celebration packed full of delicious recipe inspiration, sample and shop from hundreds of artisan producers, try a hands-on workshop and see the UK’s top chefs and experts cooking up fresh recipes live on the numerous stages across the Show. Plus - unique to this Show – your ticket includes FREE entry to BBC Gardeners’ World Live. It's the ultimate summer day out for foodies!

* Smoked & UncutSmoked & Uncut

Time: 10:00 am

Smoked & Uncut: 19 June – 24 July various venues The annual Smoked & Uncut festival is more glamour than grunge, and you can expect a line-up of handpicked classic and contemporary artists as well as home-made street food, local ales and plenty of cocktails. The glamorous foodie’s festival – which takes place across three locations – is famed for its large family-style pop-up restaurant feasts which see some of the country’s best chefs cook up a storm for sold-out communal Feasting tables. The music and food line-up is yet to be announced, so stay tuned. smokedanduncut.com

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* BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW SUMMERBBC GOOD FOOD SHOW SUMMER

Time: 10:00 am

BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW SUMMER - 17 - 20 June 2021 Get ready for a summer celebration packed full of delicious recipe inspiration, sample and shop from hundreds of artisan producers, try a hands-on workshop and see the UK’s top chefs and experts cooking up fresh recipes live on the numerous stages across the Show. Plus - unique to this Show – your ticket includes FREE entry to BBC Gardeners’ World Live. It's the ultimate summer day out for foodies!

* Smoked & UncutSmoked & Uncut

Time: 10:00 am

Smoked & Uncut: 19 June – 24 July various venues The annual Smoked & Uncut festival is more glamour than grunge, and you can expect a line-up of handpicked classic and contemporary artists as well as home-made street food, local ales and plenty of cocktails. The glamorous foodie’s festival – which takes place across three locations – is famed for its large family-style pop-up restaurant feasts which see some of the country’s best chefs cook up a storm for sold-out communal Feasting tables. The music and food line-up is yet to be announced, so stay tuned. smokedanduncut.com

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* Smoked & UncutSmoked & Uncut

Time: 10:00 am

Smoked & Uncut: 19 June – 24 July various venues The annual Smoked & Uncut festival is more glamour than grunge, and you can expect a line-up of handpicked classic and contemporary artists as well as home-made street food, local ales and plenty of cocktails. The glamorous foodie’s festival – which takes place across three locations – is famed for its large family-style pop-up restaurant feasts which see some of the country’s best chefs cook up a storm for sold-out communal Feasting tables. The music and food line-up is yet to be announced, so stay tuned. smokedanduncut.com

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

* Smoked & UncutSmoked & Uncut

Time: 10:00 am

Smoked & Uncut: 19 June – 24 July various venues The annual Smoked & Uncut festival is more glamour than grunge, and you can expect a line-up of handpicked classic and contemporary artists as well as home-made street food, local ales and plenty of cocktails. The glamorous foodie’s festival – which takes place across three locations – is famed for its large family-style pop-up restaurant feasts which see some of the country’s best chefs cook up a storm for sold-out communal Feasting tables. The music and food line-up is yet to be announced, so stay tuned. smokedanduncut.com

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* Bristol Farmer’s and ProducersBristol Farmer’s and Producers

Time: 8:30 am

Bristol Farmers’ and Producers’ Market gives you the chance to buy a number of different products from a number of great food and drink companies, Bristol Farmers’ and Producers Markets’ is an awarding winning market held every Wednesday. You can buy produce from great companies such as Somerset Charcuterie, Little Hollows Pasta and Xisto Wines.

* Selling to New MarketsSelling to New Markets

Time: 10:00 am

Food and Drink – Researching, Accessing and Selling to New Markets Researching and accessing new markets should be part of the everyday sales strategy of a food and drink producer. However, knowing the best place to start and having a better understanding of the pros and cons of selling to each group is vital to the success of getting your products listed with new retailers. This action planning workshop will introduce you to the pros and cons of each retailer group and help you gain a better understanding of where to start and what to realistically expect from selling to a new market. Marcus Carter will share his knowledge and understanding of selling into independent retail and will talk you through not only how to secure that all-important sale, but how to build up a relationship with the stockist so they will continue to show interest in your product and increase sales. Who should attend this session? The webinar will be ideal for those small artisan producers who are interested in securing a range of new stock lists for their product. What will we cover? Pros and cons of selling to each market sector (UK retail vs. foodservice, exporting and online markets) How to access and use market research to identify trends and consumer buying habits Carrying out competitor analysis of products The importance of provenance Selecting and approaching buyers and the differences between them Building relationships with buyers How to get distribution to new customers right first time What outcomes can you expect from joining us? You will leave this webinar with a range of tools to help you: A better understanding of your chosen stockist Where to aim for future stockists Information on consumers trends and buying habits to support sales and NPD Hot to conduct a competitor analysis Better tips and tricks for building relationships with suppliers How to ensure your distribution channels flows freely Who’ll be presenting this webinar? Marcus has always had a passion in food so after spending many year working on a cattle farm studying agriculture he started his own BBQ sauce range having had experience working at Patchwork Pates for the family business for 10 years. Armed with this knowledge and personal experiences of the challenges that food producers faced Marcus created ‘Carter Food House’ a national wholesaler to butchers and fish shops, then followed this up with the ‘Virtual Farmers Market’ an online sales platform for producers.

* Smoked & UncutSmoked & Uncut

Time: 10:00 am

Smoked & Uncut: 19 June – 24 July various venues The annual Smoked & Uncut festival is more glamour than grunge, and you can expect a line-up of handpicked classic and contemporary artists as well as home-made street food, local ales and plenty of cocktails. The glamorous foodie’s festival – which takes place across three locations – is famed for its large family-style pop-up restaurant feasts which see some of the country’s best chefs cook up a storm for sold-out communal Feasting tables. The music and food line-up is yet to be announced, so stay tuned. smokedanduncut.com

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* Branding and storytellingBranding and storytelling

Time: 10:00 am

Branding and storytelling - important for selling on an online marketplace? This session will introduce you to a walkthrough of how a producer can make the best use of an online platform, in particular, to adopt a story-telling approach to attract interest in your products and brand. Tips picked up in this webinar, could well be the one thing that sets your products apart from the crowd. Who Should Attend? Food and Drink Producers who are new to selling online. Producers who would like to improve their existing listings. Producers who have their own eCommerce websites. What will be covered: Branding and story-telling to enhance interest in your products Entice customers into reading interesting information about your products so they can see the history and passion that has gone into its production Create a good and lasting impression Learning Outcomes: Tips to evaluate your brand and its success online Checklist of items to get ready for selling online Tips to ensure your customer has a positive experience

* Smoked & UncutSmoked & Uncut

Time: 10:00 am

Smoked & Uncut: 19 June – 24 July various venues The annual Smoked & Uncut festival is more glamour than grunge, and you can expect a line-up of handpicked classic and contemporary artists as well as home-made street food, local ales and plenty of cocktails. The glamorous foodie’s festival – which takes place across three locations – is famed for its large family-style pop-up restaurant feasts which see some of the country’s best chefs cook up a storm for sold-out communal Feasting tables. The music and food line-up is yet to be announced, so stay tuned. smokedanduncut.com

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

* Cake International 25-27 JuneCake International 25-27 June

Time: 10:00 am

Cake International 25-27 June 2021 NEC Cake International is the world’s biggest and most renowned cake show. Taking place twice in 2021, on 25-27 June and 5-7 November, the show has the most ground breaking and jaw dropping displays, the world’s biggest cake competition with entries across 25 categories and the most famous cake stars from around the world! Visitors can hone their skills with workshops and demos, discover the latest cake decorating trends and techniques, and shop until you drop in the huge shopping zone which includes the most reputable suppliers! You will be astounded that what you see before you is make of cake and sugar paste, the show is awe-inspiring, magical and breath taking in equal measures! With aisle upon aisle of competition cakes, you will be sure to spot our team of specially trained judges assessing the entries before the big prize giving ceremony!

* Cheltenham Food & Drink FestivCheltenham Food & Drink Festiv

Time: 10:00 am

Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival Starts: 25th Jun 2021 features friendly environment where friends and family can all enjoy a great summers day out. With over 200 exhibitors, Real Ale Talks, Wine education courses, Celebrity Chefs and more. A chance to sample chesse in a masterclass, experince a B-B-Q, enjoy live music and street theatre.

* Smoked & UncutSmoked & Uncut

Time: 10:00 am

Smoked & Uncut: 19 June – 24 July various venues The annual Smoked & Uncut festival is more glamour than grunge, and you can expect a line-up of handpicked classic and contemporary artists as well as home-made street food, local ales and plenty of cocktails. The glamorous foodie’s festival – which takes place across three locations – is famed for its large family-style pop-up restaurant feasts which see some of the country’s best chefs cook up a storm for sold-out communal Feasting tables. The music and food line-up is yet to be announced, so stay tuned. smokedanduncut.com

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* West Bridgford Farmers MarketWest Bridgford Farmers Market

Time: 8:00 am

Taking place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month, West Bridgford Farmers Market is a place for people to buy products from a multitude of companies, with prod-ucts such as mushrooms, cheeses, hand-made chocolates and honey. This is the perfect place to go to keep up with the latest fresh produce throughout the D2N2 area.

* Bath Farmer’s MarketBath Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Held at Green Park in Bath every Saturday, Bath Farmers’ Market has been running since 1997, promoting some of the best quality products from various different companies. The market also supports small or new producers as well as some of the established companies that are around today. Here you can find award winning produce such as fish, pork, sweet pastries, chocolates, tea & coffee and many more.

* Stroud Farmer’s MarketStroud Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Twice awarded the best Farmers’ Market in the UK, Stroud Farmers Market is the place to be for great products. Countless amounts of companies attend the Farmers’ market and countless amounts of customers attend to by the best quality produce. You can find companies such as Gould’s Cheddar, Bow-in-the-Cloud Wine Vineyard and Faithfull’s Quality Baking.

* The Harrogate Food FestivalThe Harrogate Food Festival

Time: 10:00 am

The Harrogate Food & Drink Festival 2021: A Feast on The Stray - Sat 26 Jun 2021 10:00 AM - Sun 27 Jun 2021 7:00 PM Much like its sister festival, The North Leeds Food Festival, Harrogate Food Festival is a celebration of wonderful food and drink - both local and international - as well as live music, arts and charity work. Go for: Street food is at the centre of the Harrogate Food Festival. The chefs involved present an extensive and unique selection of food options. Expect to see (and taste, more importantly...) international influences among the many food vendors. Stay for: The many bars. From locally brewed ales to Prosecco cocktails - there's something for everyone who enjoys a tipple. Oatlands Stray, Oatlands Drive, Harrogate.

* Cake International 25-27 JuneCake International 25-27 June

Time: 10:00 am

Cake International 25-27 June 2021 NEC Cake International is the world’s biggest and most renowned cake show. Taking place twice in 2021, on 25-27 June and 5-7 November, the show has the most ground breaking and jaw dropping displays, the world’s biggest cake competition with entries across 25 categories and the most famous cake stars from around the world! Visitors can hone their skills with workshops and demos, discover the latest cake decorating trends and techniques, and shop until you drop in the huge shopping zone which includes the most reputable suppliers! You will be astounded that what you see before you is make of cake and sugar paste, the show is awe-inspiring, magical and breath taking in equal measures! With aisle upon aisle of competition cakes, you will be sure to spot our team of specially trained judges assessing the entries before the big prize giving ceremony!

* Cheltenham Food & Drink FestivCheltenham Food & Drink Festiv

Time: 10:00 am

Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival Starts: 25th Jun 2021 features friendly environment where friends and family can all enjoy a great summers day out. With over 200 exhibitors, Real Ale Talks, Wine education courses, Celebrity Chefs and more. A chance to sample chesse in a masterclass, experince a B-B-Q, enjoy live music and street theatre.

* Smoked & UncutSmoked & Uncut

Time: 10:00 am

Smoked & Uncut: 19 June – 24 July various venues The annual Smoked & Uncut festival is more glamour than grunge, and you can expect a line-up of handpicked classic and contemporary artists as well as home-made street food, local ales and plenty of cocktails. The glamorous foodie’s festival – which takes place across three locations – is famed for its large family-style pop-up restaurant feasts which see some of the country’s best chefs cook up a storm for sold-out communal Feasting tables. The music and food line-up is yet to be announced, so stay tuned. smokedanduncut.com

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* The Harrogate Food FestivalThe Harrogate Food Festival

Time: 10:00 am

The Harrogate Food & Drink Festival 2021: A Feast on The Stray - Sat 26 Jun 2021 10:00 AM - Sun 27 Jun 2021 7:00 PM Much like its sister festival, The North Leeds Food Festival, Harrogate Food Festival is a celebration of wonderful food and drink - both local and international - as well as live music, arts and charity work. Go for: Street food is at the centre of the Harrogate Food Festival. The chefs involved present an extensive and unique selection of food options. Expect to see (and taste, more importantly...) international influences among the many food vendors. Stay for: The many bars. From locally brewed ales to Prosecco cocktails - there's something for everyone who enjoys a tipple. Oatlands Stray, Oatlands Drive, Harrogate.

* Cake International 25-27 JuneCake International 25-27 June

Time: 10:00 am

Cake International 25-27 June 2021 NEC Cake International is the world’s biggest and most renowned cake show. Taking place twice in 2021, on 25-27 June and 5-7 November, the show has the most ground breaking and jaw dropping displays, the world’s biggest cake competition with entries across 25 categories and the most famous cake stars from around the world! Visitors can hone their skills with workshops and demos, discover the latest cake decorating trends and techniques, and shop until you drop in the huge shopping zone which includes the most reputable suppliers! You will be astounded that what you see before you is make of cake and sugar paste, the show is awe-inspiring, magical and breath taking in equal measures! With aisle upon aisle of competition cakes, you will be sure to spot our team of specially trained judges assessing the entries before the big prize giving ceremony!

* Smoked & UncutSmoked & Uncut

Time: 10:00 am

Smoked & Uncut: 19 June – 24 July various venues The annual Smoked & Uncut festival is more glamour than grunge, and you can expect a line-up of handpicked classic and contemporary artists as well as home-made street food, local ales and plenty of cocktails. The glamorous foodie’s festival – which takes place across three locations – is famed for its large family-style pop-up restaurant feasts which see some of the country’s best chefs cook up a storm for sold-out communal Feasting tables. The music and food line-up is yet to be announced, so stay tuned. smokedanduncut.com

* Cheltenham Food & Drink FestivCheltenham Food & Drink Festiv

Time: 10:00 am

Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival Starts: 25th Jun 2021 features friendly environment where friends and family can all enjoy a great summers day out. With over 200 exhibitors, Real Ale Talks, Wine education courses, Celebrity Chefs and more. A chance to sample chesse in a masterclass, experince a B-B-Q, enjoy live music and street theatre.

* Market Bosworth's Farmer’sMarket Bosworth's Farmer’s

Time: 2:21 pm

Commencing on the final Sunday of each month, Market Bosworth’s Farmer’s Market is an excellent place to buy a plethora of local products. At the market you have the chance to buy anything from local fruit, jam, cakes, honey, beer, wine and so much more. You even have the opportunity of buying a number of non food products including soaps, plants and multiple other items.

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* Smoked & UncutSmoked & Uncut

Time: 10:00 am

Smoked & Uncut: 19 June – 24 July various venues The annual Smoked & Uncut festival is more glamour than grunge, and you can expect a line-up of handpicked classic and contemporary artists as well as home-made street food, local ales and plenty of cocktails. The glamorous foodie’s festival – which takes place across three locations – is famed for its large family-style pop-up restaurant feasts which see some of the country’s best chefs cook up a storm for sold-out communal Feasting tables. The music and food line-up is yet to be announced, so stay tuned. smokedanduncut.com

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

* Smoked & UncutSmoked & Uncut

Time: 10:00 am

Smoked & Uncut: 19 June – 24 July various venues The annual Smoked & Uncut festival is more glamour than grunge, and you can expect a line-up of handpicked classic and contemporary artists as well as home-made street food, local ales and plenty of cocktails. The glamorous foodie’s festival – which takes place across three locations – is famed for its large family-style pop-up restaurant feasts which see some of the country’s best chefs cook up a storm for sold-out communal Feasting tables. The music and food line-up is yet to be announced, so stay tuned. smokedanduncut.com

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* Bristol Farmer’s and ProducersBristol Farmer’s and Producers

Time: 8:30 am

Bristol Farmers’ and Producers’ Market gives you the chance to buy a number of different products from a number of great food and drink companies, Bristol Farmers’ and Producers Markets’ is an awarding winning market held every Wednesday. You can buy produce from great companies such as Somerset Charcuterie, Little Hollows Pasta and Xisto Wines.

* Scaling Up ProductionScaling Up Production

Time: 9:30 am

Food and Drink – Scaling Up Production This workshop explores the many ways a food and drink producer can scale up production. From the basics of understanding types of growth to the wider implications on you, your team and your finances, scaling up is easier when you understand potential pitfalls and the right questions to ask. For many food and drink businesses, scaling up production is the next step when a large (often unexpected) order comes through the door. Thinking through the options beforehand – being proactive about scaling up production – is the key to success for many. Looking at organic and inorganic growth, diversification and the Ansoff Matrix will provide routes to finding your solution to scaling up.

* Smoked & UncutSmoked & Uncut

Time: 10:00 am

Smoked & Uncut: 19 June – 24 July various venues The annual Smoked & Uncut festival is more glamour than grunge, and you can expect a line-up of handpicked classic and contemporary artists as well as home-made street food, local ales and plenty of cocktails. The glamorous foodie’s festival – which takes place across three locations – is famed for its large family-style pop-up restaurant feasts which see some of the country’s best chefs cook up a storm for sold-out communal Feasting tables. The music and food line-up is yet to be announced, so stay tuned. smokedanduncut.com