The Food Coast Donegal is continuing to champion food producers across the county and is now compiling a local food and drink producers’ directory to showcase all the amazing food producers working in Donegal. Businesses that wish to be listed in the directory must first be a member of The Food Coast Donegal. The directory will be broken down into sector-specific categories including seafood, confectionery, meat, cheese, dairy, bread, coffee, beer and spirits etc and will be available in both hard copy and online. The directory will be distributed to restaurants and hotels across the county and the deadline for applications is Friday, 18th September 2020.
Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise, Donegal, says the directory is about encouraging people to shop local: “During difficult and uncertain times, shopping locally works on so many levels. Donegal has some of the country’s finest food and drinks’ producers and a wealth of local food retailers and restaurants selling local food. The aim of the directory is two-fold: firstly, it will create awareness of all the great work happening in the food sector in Donegal, and secondly, it will assist chefs, hospitality outlets, food establishments and retailers to easily source local produce. With a strong pool of producers and a wealth of culinary talents across Donegal, becoming a member of The Food Coast and having your business listed in the directory is an ideal opportunity to adopt the ethos of offering fresh, locally sourced produce and sharing that with customers”.