Explains what the local food network is, what it does, the benefits of being a member and how the council supports it.
The East Yorkshire Local Food Network (EYLFN) comprises businesses and other organisations working together to promote, develop and expand the local food and drink sector in the East Riding.
EYLFN is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, governed by a Board of Directors voted for by the members.
Directors and members of the Business Development Group give their time voluntarily. The network is supported by the council through its rural team.
The network is aimed at a range of businesses and organisations, including:
The East Yorkshire Local Food Network (EYLFN) produces an annual local food and drink guide and organises a series of networking events, workshops, cookery demonstrations and other activities to promote and champion the local food sector, helping members to learn from each other and work together on activities that would be too costly alone.
The Enjoy Local Food and Drink Guide 2015-16 features local food & drink producers, where to buy and where to enjoy local food and drink in and around the East Riding of Yorkshire, plus a food festival and events diary and a farmers’ markets calendar.
Enjoy Local Food and Drink Guide 2015-16 (pdf 5.6mb opens in new window)
The rural policy and partnerships team have supported the local food sector in the county for many years. This work has included food mapping studies, linking food producers, food processors and the retail and hospitality sector.
The council now employs a part-time local food development officer who is supporting the future business development of the network.