‘Eat local’ shop’s first anniversary

EdibLE16 - a click and collect grocery shopping service in Market Harborough which aims to champion local producers and introduce people to the benefits of 'eating local' is celebrating its first birthday.
EdibLE16 - a click and collect grocery shopping service in Market Harborough which aims to champion local producers and introduce people to the benefits of 'eating local' is celebrating its first birthday.

A grocery shopping service in Harborough which was created to champion food producers in the area and introduce people to the benefits of ‘eating local’ is celebrating its first birthday.

edibLE16, which sources its food and drink from producers in and around Harborough, is holding an open event at the Admiral Nelson pub to celebrate and showcase the food and drink available locally.

The not-for-profit social enterprise is run almost exclusively by volunteers and organisers say they have introduced dozens of people to the idea of supporting producers found on their doorstep.

Director Judy Burrage said: “It’s been an incredible first 12 months and we have been thrilled at the passion there is out there for eating local and supporting local farmers and producers.

“The quality of produce we have on our doorstep is phenomenal and it seems to be getting better every day as more and more artisan producers keep on popping up.”

The first year has seen a total of 558 orders made via edibLE16, with the most popular products being yogurts from Manor Farm Dairy in Thrussington, semi-skimmed milk from Newlands Dairy in Hannington and free range eggs from Clipston.

The open event will be held at the Admiral Nelson pub on Friday, November 6, between 4.30pm and 6pm and will feature a selection of products from popular local producers.

Guests will have the chance to win a hamper packed full of locally-made food and drink while details will also be revealed about plans for a new limited delivery service for edibLE16 products, launching in November.

To find out more about edibLE16, launched with the support of Sustainable Harborough, visit www.edibLE16.org.uk