Rory Stewart MP met with local producers in Penrith last week to discuss the upcoming ‘Cumbria Day’ in London, which he is organising along with fellow Cumbrian MP’s; John Stevenson, Sue Heyman, Jamie Reed and Tim Farron. It would be the second event of its kind, celebrating Cumbrian business, and in particular, it’s speciality food and drink producers, who will have the opportunity to showcase their goods to Cabinet Ministers, Ministers, MPs, Lords and guests from the tourism industry. Whilst a date has not yet been confirmed, it is intended that a handful of Cumbrian producers – including Silver and Green, Eden Brewery and Carvetii Coffee – will travel down to London to promote their products, and the County of Cumbria, in Westminster.

Rory Stewart MP said: “I am a huge supporter of quality local produce, and the ‘Cumbria Day’ in Westminster will provide local businesses with a platform to promote the diversity and quality of Cumbrian products on a national stage. Cumbria is a beautiful part of our country with so much to offer, and attracts millions of visitors each year, and this will be a wonderful opportunity for MPs to work together on a cross-party basis, to put Cumbria in the spotlight; raising the profile of the county, and bringing attention to the important policy issues that affect rural communities.”

Cumbrian Chef and food ambassador Gary McClure, who is helping to organise the event, said: “This will be a fantastic opportunity for Cumbrian businesses to market both themselves and Cumbria, and will give them a helping hand up the commercial ladder, with a chance to distribute their products further afield.”

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