Producers can help to boost tourism

Calls have been made for Norfolk producers to work together to help each other and give the county’s flourishing tourism industry an extra boost.

The message came as butchers, farmers, hoteliers and tourism bosses from the region came together to discover more about local food sourcing and it’s role in protecting Norfolk’s economy as part of a Walk the Pork event at Oxborough.

During the event, visitors learned about (Scotts Field Pork’s) rare breed Large Black pigs and sampled some of the locally sourced and produced food and drink.

…. Rob Simonds who owns the family run Scotts Field Pork and supplies pork to butchers and restaurants said ‘We all need each other…. It also demonstrates what local produce is available from a local animal and how rare breeds are viable if you have the right business market. ‘

As well as helping each other the local producers are said to help the county’s tourism industry. Tourism is worth £2.8bn to Norfolk’s economy creating 54,000 jobs.

Eastern Daily Press – June 12th 2013