Farmers Markets/Local Food Markets
- Must be held regularly
- Must have at least 50% of stalls offering local produce and include products from the within the South Downs and buffer zone.
- Those local producers should be within 30 miles of the market site.
- Must have a good local food and drink element with food and/or drinks available to purchase or eat on site.
- Must promote local food and drink production e.g. ploughing matches, agricultural shows
- Could have a local food and drink educational element included
- Local food and drink trade events (e.g. Meet the buyer events)
- Local food and drink projects which include the local community
- Local food and drink must be the main component of the project
- Educational projects which include local food and drink and promote healthy eating
- Cookery Schools who use and promote local food and drink in some of their courses. At least one product per category from the following must be included in courses/demonstrations
- Meat, poultry, fish & game
- Fruit & vegetables
- Eggs & dairy products
- Condiments and confectionery
- Local Producers who also offer courses or visits to their premises
- Hospitality businesses who offer demonstrations or lessons using local products (see cookery schools above)
- Professional and sector specific training which has a food element e.g. food safety, SALSA, ‘Routes to Market’
- Local food tours e.g. Gourmet Bus Tours, South Downs Food Trails