This article is from Alison’s weekly column for the Wirral News.


I hope that everybody enjoyed the recent Bank Holiday weekend.

I am sure that like me many of my constituents went along to the two-day food festival at Claremont Farm, which ran between Sunday and Monday.

The festival showcased lots of great food, drink and entertainment and I would like to congratulate everybody involved with Farm Feast on a really successful event, well profiled in local media such as the Liverpool ECHO and Wirral News.

The atmosphere was upbeat (despite a bit of rain) and the whole weekend proved to be another thing to celebrate for south Wirral in terms of quality food which is on offer here.

It’s important that we reconnect with how and where our food comes from. Local producers are playing an important role in increasing transparency and helping Wirralians to learn more about the food that is grown and made on their doorstep.

Edge and Son Butchers in New Ferry recently won a national award for the best local retailer title which was really great news for the New Ferry community.

Radio 4’s food and farming awards are very tough to win, so it’s a real credit to them.

If you are in New Ferry, I would encourage you to pay these local businesses a visit and see what a great food hub we have here in Wirral South.

Wirral council also produce an excellent guide to food highlights across the Wirral which you can pick up in a lot of venues.

I’d also recommend this as a starting point if you would like to go on to learn more about Wirral’s great food culture.

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