Food and Drink

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Food and Drink is a huge growth sector for the region and an emerging priority nationally. As a cost-effective location for growing or investing in your food and drink business, Fife is hard to beat. Fife has a lot to offer to any business - high-quality locations, a ready supply of immediately available development land and property, a highly skilled workforce, excellent transport links and advice is available on financial assistance and Government grants.

Businesses from Scotland and across the globe should invest in the modern, outward-looking kingdom of Fife. It is a prime, well-connected location with a wealth of skills and resources. Join the many world class firms already based in Fife and invest in your future with us. Fife is truly open for business, embracing change and new and sustainable technologies.

Join the Food from Fife Community

Food from Fife is a membership organisation supported by Fife Council. It’s a way of bringing together one of the region’s most exciting and important industries with the aim of supporting it and growing the sector. As a Food from Fife member, you will have the opportunity to shape developments, meet and share experiences of other local businesses, get access to insights, training, marketing and trading opportunities and much more. Register here.

Success stories

The Farmer’s Son Black Pudding Given A Stamp of Approval At Scottish Retail Awards

Auchtertool based Black Pudding and Haggis producer The Farmer’s Son has earned a prestigious award at the inaugural Scottish Retail Food and Drink Awards for their handcrafted Black Pudding.

FALKLAND FOOD MARKET PUMPS CASH BACK INTO LOCAL ECONOMY

Fife’s popular click and collect farmer’s market, Falkland NeighbourFood, has injected nearly £12,000 into the local economy since launching last June at the Centre of Stewardship, Falkland Estate.

The Farmer's Son: Why Businesses Should Embrace Working From Home For the Future

The current global pandemic has put immense pressure on the UK economy however for some businesses it has provided the catalyst to sustainable working practice.

VIRTUAL FOOD FAIR BRINGS OPTIMISM TO FIFE BUSINESSES

Several Fife-based businesses, which signed up to participate in Scotland’s Speciality Food Show, hosted virtually over the course of 2021, have reported favourable enquiries, with one business confirming a new supply contract, bringing a feeling of optimism to Fife’s food and drink sector.

Bplastic free adapts to COVID-19 times

2020 wasn’t quite the year Bplastic free (www.bplasticfree.com) had anticipated.

10 Green Distilleries Hydrogen Feasibility Studies Announced.

InchDairnie Distillery will focus on the potential to use hydrogen at the distillery to significantly decarbonise the process heat required.

POP-UP BUSINESS LOOKS TO LONG-TERM FUTURE

East Neuk Seaweed was one of just a handful of businesses to be selected for Business Gateway Fife’s Pop-Up Business School, which took place in March.

Award Winning Haggis Takes Off to Hong Kong

Scottish artisanal business The Farmer’s Son has secured a listing with high-end supermarket, City Super, to export their award-winning Black Pudding, Haggis and White Pudding across the globe to Hong Kong.

TAYPORT DISTILLERY TOASTS CO-OP DEAL

The family owned Fife distiller, Tayport Distillery, is celebrating a deal to supply the CO-OP with its Raspberry Liqueur in up to 50 stores across Scotland.

Growers Garden

Growers Garden broccoli crisps originate from a farm diversification project aiming to promote sustainable farming by increasing crop usage and reducing food waste. Growers Garden produce the world’s first crisp to contain FRESH broccoli as the no.1 ingredient, utilising out grades and wonky broccoli from their Scottish farms in the process.

InchDairnie Distillery

InchDairnie Distillery is a new single malt, Lowland Scotch whisky distillery. The distillery, which is completely new, was built on a greenfield site here in the heart of Fife.

MΩWI

Mowi Group, the world’s leading seafood company, is the largest producer of farmed salmon accounting for almost a quarter of the world’s total supply. Mowi in Scotland is a vertically integrated business, owning the entire process from broodstock to the finished product. This approach provides full control to ensure consistently high quality and maintain its high priority focus on sustainability.

Tayport Distillery Wins Gold Outstanding at the International Wine and Spirits Competition Awards

Tayport Distillery are delighted to announce that they have won two Gold Medals at the International Wine and Spirits Competition! The IWSC is one of the most coveted competitions within the spirits industry.

Bowhouse Link tells of start-up success

Bowhouse Link, the online food hub featuring fresh goods from local producers, was established during lockdown to much acclaim.

The Farmer’s Son secures significant deal

Auchertool’s The Farmer’s Son, producer of award-winning artisan black pudding, white pudding, haggis and lorne sausage, has secured a significant contract with a leading retailer in the North of England, securing the growth of its business.

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