A TASTY new trail giving food enthusiasts all the ingredients they need for a day out sampling Shropshire’s sustainably produced food was launched at the Shrewsbury Food and Drink Festival on June 24.

The Shropshire Good Food Trail has been put together by the Shropshire Good Food Partnership. It highlights Shropshire venues that grow, make, sell or serve the county’s finest and most sustainably produced food in a fun and informative map and guide.

The colourful food trail map and guide was officially launched on Saturday at Shrewsbury Food Festival, and will end on July 9 at Oswestry Food Festival.

Jenny Rouquette of the Shropshire Good Food Partnership said: “There is such amazing work going on across the county from producers who not only produce top quality food, but also do it in a way that is climate and nature-friendly.

“The food trail helps to highlight all the wonderful work being done in Shropshire and gives locals and visitors the ingredients for a great few days out,” she said.

Over 50 Shropshire producers have signed up to be part of the food trail including growers, makers, independent sellers and top-quality restaurants and cafes.

The route starts in Shrewsbury and winds around the county taking in outlets and venues in Oswestry, Whitchurch, Market Drayton, Ellesmere, Ludlow, Bridgnorth, Telford and Shifnal as well as many villages in between.


The guide also highlights food and produce-based events which are taking place, from a free People, Planet and Pint social event in Shrewsbury to a brewery open day and a seasonal family food workshop.

Ruth Martin, who has led the project for the Shropshire Good Food Partnership, said supporting good food was more than just growing fruit and vegetables.

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“It's also about choosing to buy local food or eating in restaurants or cafes that serve local food. There are some hidden gems on the trail, so we hope everyone enjoys discovering them,” she said.

The creation of the trail has been supported with funding from the Sustainable Food Places organisation and the Co-Op Foundation.

Free copies of the map and guide are available at all the venues taking part. Further information is available at www.shropshiregoodfoodtrail.org/ or by emailing hello@shropshiregoodfood.org