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Promoting local produce with British Food Fortnight

Aly and Rob Targett British Food Fortnight
Gin Stall: Rob and Aly Targett

Andover is in the middle of British Food Fortnight.

Run at the same time as the harvest festival, the British Food Fortnight is an annual, national celebration of British food and drink which was established in the wake of the Foot and Mouth crisis.

Local companies are working with local radio station 95.9FM Andover Radio to promote their produce until October 7th.

Rosebourne Garden Centre, Cooper Foods, The Gin Stall and Owtons Farm Foods are working with Andover Radio to promote their produce. The radio station is also giving people the chance to win almost a thousand pounds of local food and drink produce from local companies.

Based on West Portway Industrial Estate, The Gin Stall stocks over 150 different gins and is run by husband and wife team Rob and Aly Targett. After a successful 22 year career in the Royal Air Force (RAF), Aly found this exciting new challenge.

She says, “We wanted to share our passion and sell all these lovely gins in one place along with a variety of mixers, cocktail recipes and Gin related gifts”.

Since its beginnings in 2002, British Food Fortnight is a unique opportunity for those who work in any aspect of local food and drink, to come together and promote the sale of their products.

Andover Radio listeners can win a bespoke ‘Gin Gift Set’ as well as fresh steaks, sausages, cod fillets and vegetables from a range of local companies by entering a competition on the ‘Steve Randall in the Morning’ breakfast radio programme all next week.

Any business with local food and drink produce is welcome to join the promotion by contacting Andover Radio here.


About the author

David Harber

David Harber is the founder and Managing Director of Love Andover, including the Love Andover Observer newspaper and 95.9FM Andover Radio. He is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and a card carrying member of the Nation Union of Journalists.