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Ambitious local duo are making waves with new food education programme ‘More Than Fed’

Pictured L-R: Laura Bradley, Indie Fude, Comber; Paul Carson, Still Waters; Jonny Davison

Indie Füde owner, Laura Bradley and local chef turned farmer Jonny Davison have come together to create ‘More Than Fed’. A programme set to empower kids across Northern Ireland with the knowledge to make better food choices.

Both Laura and Jonny have their sights set on a full programme of events over the next year which kicks off this month from 28th – 30th September 2018 with a weekend of events featuring the very best of fresh local seafood.

Jonny Davison said,

“Both Laura and I are advocates for fresh local food.  As a chef, farmer, retailer partnership, it felt truly fitting we came together to create a programme that not only informed our local children but was able to inspire them by giving wholistic insights from the farm to fork or sea to plate experience, and a unique taste of what we have to offer as producers right here at home.”

“Seafood seemed a very natural place to start, with most people shying away from what is actually an incredibly healthy and easy to prepare food source.  Northern Ireland’s shoreline is a treasure chest of fresh local produce and we are excited to demonstrate just how quick and easy it is to prepare, and how delicious it is to eat!”

‘Still Waters’, a family seafood supplier based in the fishing village of Portavogie, will be the first local supplier for the programme during the up and coming seafood weekend.

Paul Carson of Still Waters said,

“We are more than delighted to support this fantastic initiative and to supply the first weekend of the programme with fresh local seafood from our Co. Down shores.  Growing up in Portavogie instils a passion for local produce and more so, an admiration for the local people who work hard to bring the best of home to the consumer plate.”

Paul will be chatting to guests young and old on Saturday 29th about the daily life of a local fisherman and tales of the Irish coast line along with John from Fish City (voted the UK’s healthiest and most sustainable fish and chip restaurant 2018) who will be talking about responsible sourcing and Marine Stewardship council and with special thanks to Chef Gaz Smith who will be showcasing our local shellfish and giving our young guests the chance to try it for themselves. Laura & Jonny’s educational workshops will involve lots of chat about the how, what and where of local seafood, including plenty of tasting! There’ll even be the chance to prepare their own fishcakes with their newly discovered favourite fish.

To launch the weekend, Indie Füde will host Seafood Supper Club on Friday 28th September where Jonny Davison will be joined by Sebastian of Great Vine Imports for a wonderful evening of food and wine pairing.  And to round the weekend off, a family seashore forage with keen cook and forager Clare McQuillan along the coast of Crawfordsburn Country Park.

For further details and full schedule of the ‘More Than Fed’ seafood weekend, visit:

www.indiefude.com

Twitter: @MoreThanFed

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