A taste of award winning Fenland produce goes on offer at the historic Westminster Hall

MP Steve Barclay, left, with Ross Taylor from Corkers Crisps.

MP Steve Barclay, left, with Ross Taylor from Corkers Crisps. - Credit: Archant

MP Steve Barclay MP welcomed award-winning Fenland food and drink producers to Parliament today, for them to showcase their wares in the historic Westminster Hall.

Steve Barclay MP joins the Rt Hon Owen Paterson, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural

Steve Barclay MP joins the Rt Hon Owen Paterson, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to sample the best of Cambridegshire food. - Credit: Archant

The event was in celebration of Cambridgeshire Food and Drink Day, and among the exhibitors were Wisbech brewers Elgood’s, world-record breaking crisp producers Corkers from Pymoor near Ely, and Chatteris goose farmers L & A E Munns.

Steve Barclay MP joins Karen Nicholas and Paul Marshall from the Award-winning ElGood’s Brewery. Elg

Steve Barclay MP joins Karen Nicholas and Paul Marshall from the Award-winning ElGood’s Brewery. Elgood & sons, North Brink Brewery , Wisbech, Cambs - Credit: Archant

The Fenland businesses exhibited alongside food and drink producers from across Cambridgeshire.

Throughout the day, ministers, MPs, parliamentary staff and key figures from the food and drinks industry were able to sample locally produced meat, crisps, cider, wines and sweets.

Mr Barclay also took the opportunity to tell the secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs Owen Paterson, about the great work local farmers and business owners are doing to boost the Fenland economy.


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The North East Cambridgeshire MP said: “It was an absolute pleasure to welcome the businesses to Parliament, to offer a wonderful taste of the Fens.

“Elgood’s, Corkers and Munns are excellent representatives of thriving Fenland businesses, and I am so glad they were able to join us to showcase their delicious produce.

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“It’s fantastic that Cambridgeshire Food Day has provided this opportunity to show MPs, ministers and key industry decision makers what Fenland has to offer. ”

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