Causeway Coast and Glens Food Network
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council recently launched the Causeway Coast and Glens (CCAG) Food Network which has been designed to support and showcase all businesses involved in the food industry, from growers to producers to retailers and hospitality.
It acts as a gateway to promotional support, market knowledge, quality, insights and networks. The initiative was funded through the Department for Rural Development programme, supported by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Good Food NI and Tourism NI.
The CCAG Food Network will:
Showcase high quality local food product through local hospitality, markets, farm shops and retail outlets
Collectively market the local food and drink sector through a unique brand with user friendly brand guidelines and marketing support
Provide databases of local producers, hospitality providers and retail outlets supplying local food within the CCAG Council area, to stimulate the local supply chain and facilitate communication within the sector
Provide access to information on funding support, development opportunities from relevant support agencies i.e. DARD, Tourism NI, Invest NI, local economic development programmes, etc.
Raise awareness of the quality and diversity of the local food offer as a tourism product
Provide information and support the development of food related events throughout the destination
Encourage new business starts within the sector