Ross-shire Journal by Hugh Ross
HIGH-profile international events like the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup will be targeted in a bid to promote Highland-produced food and drink, amid criticism of the sky-high prices charged at farmers’ markets.
A move to market locally grown foodstuffs has been endorsed by Highland councillors in an ambitious three-year plan to market the region’s larder.
Blue riband events are set to targeted, including Scotland’s biggest agricultural event this summer, as part of the authority’s pledge to support locally produced food and have it eaten more by Highland consumers.
It comes as the popularity of farmers’ markets, local food groups and allotments have soared in recent years.
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