Producers

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight highlights the wealth of produce on offer to consumers. It also encourages the food industry - from restaurants to retailers and caterers - to source and champion quality Scottish produce, supporting the people who produce our food and drink.

The aim of the Fortnight is to encourage people to discover, buy, eat and enjoy the food and drink produced on their doorstep, building Scotland's reputation for excellent quality produce. Sales of Scottish brands have risen 22% since 2007 and we aim to support continual growth. In addition, recent research shows that named ingredients of local provenance command a premium.

Downloadable promotional material is available from the Materials section of this website. It includes posters of various designs in A3 and A4 format, shelf barkers and stickers. The Fortnight logo is also available for use. For more information or to discuss your involvement, contact fortnight@scotlandfoodanddrink.org.

There are countless ways to celebrate the Fortnight. Here are some of our suggestions:

  • Collaborate with local chefs and restaurants to put on cookery demonstrations or a themed menu
  • Contact local stockists offering Fortnight promotions on your produce
  • If safe and practical, conduct tours of your premises to show customers how your products are made
  • Take part in a local food festival - in 2012 there were more than ten festivals held during the fortnight - or consider starting your own if there isn't one
  • Take this opportunity to revamp your website and your social media activity, perhaps advertising special Food Fortnight promotions
  • Highlight seasonal produce with '5 a day the Scottish way' promotion
  • Use the Eat Scottish pledge at facebook.com/eatscottish as a sales tool, the #eatScottish hashtag in your Fortnight tweeting, and follow @ScotFoodFort to keep up with all the Fortnight news
  • Conduct samplings of your produce at local food shops or farmers' markets
  • Join forces with other local producers to run a competition for a hamper of your food and drink
  • Make sure you tell us about any events you run, so we can list them on the website for free, and help you promote them

However you get involved this Fortnight, we'd love to hear about it! Message us on facebook.com/eatscottish, keep us up to date on Twitter or email us at fortnight@scotlandfoodanddrink.org.

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