Manx producers are being invited to showcase the best of Manx food and drink at three major events later in the year.
Producers will be able to exhibit their wares to the thousands of people expected to visit the Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival and the gov’s Manx Produce Marquee at the Southern and Royal Manx agricultural shows.
- Southern Agricultural Show – July 31 and August 1 at Orrisdale Farm, Ballasalla
- Royal Manx Agricultural Show – August 13 and 14 at Knockaloe, Patrick
- Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival – September 18 and 19 at the Villa Marina
Local producers can apply for one or more by downloading application forms from www.gov.im/manxfood and www.gov.im/food, calling 687520 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is May 7.
Food Minister Geoffrey Boot said: ‘The events are a great opportunity for businesses to raise their profiles, reach new audiences, and showcase the island’s fantastic local food and drink. Last year alone the Food and Drink Festival attracted 16,000 people and generated an estimated £432,000 for our economy.’