Food and Drink Day

8th March 2017

Shailesh Vara MP organised a very successful Cambridgeshire Food and Drink event which took place today in the House of Commons. The event promoted produce from around the County including ales, cider, bread, cakes, meat products and olive oils.

The aim of the event was to support and promote local producers so that they could showcase some of their products in Parliament. As well as local MPs supporting the event it also attracted support from various other Parliamentarians from around the country as well as their staff.

Following the event Mr Vara said:

‘‘Cambridgeshire has some great food and drink producers and it was good that they were able to come to Parliament and showcase their products. This was a fantastic opportunity to display some of the best Cambridgeshire has to offer and it was certainly a very successful and well attended event. I am grateful to my fellow local MPs as well as all the local producers who helped to make it such a memorable event’’

Photo: Shailesh Vara MP and the local producers who attended the event


Johnsons of Old Hurst; Butchers / Farm shop - Tracy and Andy Johnson (Old Hurst)

Olive Olive; Olive oil producer – Rob and Pam Marsden (Broughton)

Castor Ales; Ale – Duncan and Gill Vessey (Castor)

Cromwell Cider; Cider – Tony Hobbs and Ant Hobbs (Huntingdon)

Corkers Crisps; Crisps – Rod Garnham and David Glennan (Ely)

The Bakery@Number55; Bakery – Frances Reid (Steeple Morden)

Spinney Abbey; Cider – Jonny Fuller (Wicken)

NFU;   Brian Finnerty (Regional Communications Adviser NFU East Anglia)

Jim McKeane (Bedfordshire & Huntingdonshire County Adviser)

East of England Agricultural Society; Jeremy Staples and William Haire