30 Jun Café DG
‘Naturally D&G’, Dumfries & Galloway’s local provenance brand is now in schools.
Alan Mawson stated. ‘We have created a Wee Dee gee cartoon aimed at our primary school pupils to make them understand what local provenance means. We also have rebranded our secondary school dining halls and we have created an educational dvd for this age group. Our newly launched event catering brochure features many of our suppliers and our Merrick and Criffel provenance buffets highlight everything that is best about Dumfries and Galloway produce.’
Dumfries & Galloway Council introduced Naturally D&G because they really believed that it was important for the area they live in, not just for their customers but also for their local suppliers. They have central stores which helps cut down food miles and the council would love to get to the point where the vast majority of the foods we serve come from their area.
Since the launch of Naturally D&G the council have approached a number of organisations across the region. Now, not only do they get our eggs from Auchtralure eggs in Stranraer, bread from Express Bakery in Dumfries, yoghurt from Rowan Glen in Newton Stewart, and milk from Muller (from cows milked on D&G Farms), but they have agreed contracts with much smaller suppliers including Hog 2 Roast, Finlay’s Cream of Galloway, Galloway Lodge Preserves, Galloway Smokehouse, Irving’s Homestyle bakery, Barony Foods and The Galloway Fudge Company.
Dumfries & Galloway Council are happy to start a dialogue with suppliers across the region – if you are interested in supplying to them, please get in contact.