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Visit from MP to celebrate British Food Fortnight

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IN LINE with Macmillan’s Biggest Coffee Morning, Tatton MP George Osborne visited Knutsford Market to support traders as part of British Food Fortnight.

Held in the autumn at the same time as harvest festival, British Food Fortnight is the biggest annual, national celebration of British food and drink.

It was established in the wake of the Foot and Mouth crisis, in response to the fact that, though there are numerous food initiatives, projects and events taking place across Britain, there was no overall flagship event to bring them to the public’s attention.

Mr Osborne said: “We are so lucky to have Knutsford Market right on our doorstep, bringing the best of fresh Cheshire produce under one roof.”

“British faming is crucial for Britain’s economy, landscape, health and security and I will continue to do all I can to support our rural economy.”

He was joined by Knutsford Town Councillors who were also promoting the event, which ran from September 17 to October 2.

It is backed by prominent figures from the food and drink world such as Raymond Blanc of Brasserie Blanc in Regent Street.

Adam Keppel-Garner, town clerk, said: “Our market hall offers a fantastic array of locally sourced produce and it was natural it celebrated British Food Fortnight.

“It was great to have Mr Osborne visit the market, talk to the traders and lent his support for both our Macmillan Coffee Morning and the British Food Fortnight celebrations.”

Article courtesy of the Knutsford Guardian

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